04 September 2023 – Trustco United Seals NRU Premier League 2023 Title
4th September 2023

Trustco United Seals NRU Premier League 2023 Title

In a heart-pounding display of sheer determination and sportsmanship, Trustco United emerged triumphant in the NRU Premier League title final, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat against arch-rivals FNB Wanderers. The unforgettable rugby match unfolded at the Hage Geingob stadium on Saturday, September 2nd, with Trustco United sealing the win with a razor-thin score of 30-29, courtesy of a dramatic last-minute penalty kick by Renier Benade. This momentous victory marks their first league title since 2019.

Winmar Rust, Chairman of Trustco United Rugby Club, could hardly contain his elation following the hard-fought win. In an emotional statement, he expressed gratitude to Trustco Group, the team’s main sponsor, for their unwavering support throughout their journey. Rust acknowledged the blood, sweat and tears shed over the past three years, emphasizing the critical role Trustco Group played in their success. Rust praised his players for their resilience, saying, “The boys knew exactly what it took to pay back the faith that our sponsor and supporters put in us this year. Thank you so much!”

QZ van Rooyen, Deputy CEO of Trustco Group Holdings, joined in the celebrations and lauded Trustco United for their remarkable rugby league victory. He commended the longstanding partnership between Trustco Group and the sports club, which has flourished since 2011. Van Rooyen highlighted the infrastructure and support provided to Trustco United, emphasizing that the team’s success will inspire future generations to elevate the club to new heights. He said, “On behalf of all the Trustconians at Trustco, Congratulations Boys! Your success will echo, as the next generation will be equally galvanized to take Trustco United to higher heights!”

While celebrating Trustco United’s triumph, the community also extended gratitude to FNB Wanderers for their tenacity and sportsmanship. The fierce rivalry between the two teams exemplifies the spirit of the game and serves as a testament to the strength and determination of Namibian rugby.

This victory sets the stage for the upcoming rugby world cup, where Namibia aims to showcase its Welwitschia nation’s resilience on the global stage.




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