Scott Williams leads Welsh Rugby World Cup romp

26/09/2011

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A hat-trick of tries by Scott Williams helped Wales demolish Namibia 81-7 in their World Cup pool match in New Plymouth this morning (September 26th).

Williams still managed just a quarter of the tries Wales ran in as they mauled the African minnows, with George North crossing the line twice and other scores coming from Lee Byrne, Jonathan Davies, Aled Brew, Gethin Jenkins, Alun-Wyn Jones, Toby Faletau and Lloyd Williams.

Nine of the tries were converted, with six successful kicks from Stephen Jones - who also scored a penalty - while Rhys Priestland accounted for the other three.

Namibia kept the score down to 22-0 at half time and Heinz Koll scored a converted try in the second, but as the match wore on they were increasingly outclassed.

It was a better occasion for Wales than their meeting with Namibia's powerful neighbours South Africa.

On that occasion, the Welsh team endured the heartbreak of a 17-16 loss against the reigning world champions.

By Liz Johnstone
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