The semi-finals of the Metropolitan Namibia Schools Rugby Board Trophy League took place at the HAGE GEINGOB Rugby Stadium in the capital on Saturday with different schools putting up splendid performances. The competition is sponsored by Metropolitan Namibia.
Giant insurance company, Metropolitan Namibia has played a significant role in the development of schools rugby at both the primary and secondary levels.
The games were played over two days - Friday and Saturday - and from what was paraded, the future of the game at school level looks bright.
The teams were divided into different age groups, Under-14 A and B Leagues, Under-15 A and B Leagues and the Under-19 A and B leagues.
Last year Windhoek High School won the Under-15 A League, while Jan Mohr won the B League.
Windhoek High School also scooped the Under-14 A and B leagues and in this week's actions in the semi-semis the same schools also had the upper hand again and should be amongst the medal collectors, come next weekend when the finals take centre stage at the same venue.
Metropolitan has been supporting schools rugby for the last 19-years starting with a sponsorship of just 7-thousand dollars, now stands at a staggering 107-thousand dollars.
The competition is a crowd-puller as parents and teachers join hands to support the boys who sweat it out on the field.
One could see from the skills displayed at the tournament that the future of rugby looks promising and if the boys can keep on the straight and narrow, Namibia's presence at future Rugby World Cups could be guaranteed.