NIGERIA RUGBY NATIONAL TEAM TRASH NIGER
The Nigeria Rugby National Team the Black Station trashed their Nigerien counterpart by 59points to 13points in an explosive international rugby test match on Saturday 11 August 2018 at the Stade General Seyni Kountchede – Niamey.
Nigerian Captain, Azeez Ladipo opened proceeding with a Penalty Conversion 5 minutes into the game. Joshua Etim scored the first Try of the match which was ably converted by Ladipo Azeez, while Christian Ogarscored the second Try of the match and also Converted by sure footer Azeez Ladipo. Niger forwards mounted pressure on the Black Stallions defence and won two penalties which they kicked over (Converted) to keep to score at 17points to 6points at halftime.
The second half resumed with the Black Stallions’ determination to make a mark against the Super 16 Northern Africa Rugby Champions when they continued from where they stopped in the first half. They ran in 6 more Tries from Jato Onoru (3 Tries), Alfred Oche (2 Tries), and Azeez Ladipo (1Try). Black Stallion’s Captain Azeez Ladipo also made 6 Conversions, while substitute Scrum Half Monday Omorogieva concluded proceedings with 2 precise conversions which brought the total points in the second half to 42points to 7points.
The Nigerien Rugby National Team scored a consolation try of their own in the 71st minute to keep the scoreline at a respectable 59points to 13points in favour of The Black Stallions.
This international rugby test match was organized by Rugby Afrique to welcome Nigeria back to its fold after the lifting of the International Suspension.
Nigeria Rugby National team the Black Stallions newly appointed South Africa Coach Bronson Weir was full of praise for his lads whom he described as work in progress.
The President of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation Mr. Kelechukwu Mbagwu who led the Nigerian delegation showered so much praise and reward on the team and the Most Valuable Player of the match; Samuel Ekpo (Flanker) for his sterling and dogged display throughout the match.
The next international tournament will be in September in the Africa Rugby Regional Sevens championship in Ivory Coast