Johan Retief, Namibia’s third line, missed the match against Uruguay due to an insect bite that caused a chest infection.
Namibia It is one of the smallest teams competing in Rugby World Cup in France and this Wednesday they have to face Uruguay, who are playing their first World Cup. For the battle against Teros, the Africans suffered a new defeat and for a truly unusual reason.
Johan Retiefthe third line of the team, was decided in the match against the South Americans because of a spider bite he suffered in the hotel where the entire delegation was concentrated and caused an infection which requires medical attention.
“You can’t predict those things. It’s very unfortunate what happened to Johan, and we’ll miss him, because he’s a very classy player in the line out and can play as a four or a seven. But that also opens up opportunities. for to other players.”Chrisander Botha, Allister Coetzee’s assistant, told Uruguay’s El Observador.
Namibia is staying at the Domaine de Marlioz hotel, in the Aix-les-Bains area, where they came from on September 1. This is even the team with the smallest rest between games. The Africans will face their fourth and final match this Wednesday in just 18 days.
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