The Welwitschias’ captain Tjiuee Uanivi has settled comfortably at his new rugby club Glasgow Warriors after guiding the national side to a superb campaign in the 2016 Africa Cup.
Namibia will play Zimbabwe next week Saturday in the final of the continental rugby showpiece at the Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium.
Scotland’s Rugby Magazine said that one of the strengths of Glasgow Warriors in recent seasons, and perhaps a reason why they have gone on to have success is the way in which they help new players settle in straight away.
Being a professional rugby player can be a bit of a nomadic existence at times, spending one year here and then two years there, and you get the feeling that some players never truly feel ‘at home’.
Warriors’ Head Coach Gregor Townsend has created a great culture at Scotstoun though and that is certainly helping new second-row Tjiuee Uanivi settle in.
The 25-year-old Namibia internationalist has moved from South African side The Sharks and is already immersed in pre-season training with his new team mates with friendlies coming up next month.
Uanivi said: “I can’t wait to play my first game and although I’m taking it day by day, it feels like home already.
“I always give my all and I like the way Glasgow play the game. It suits me.
“I was looking for options and as soon as I heard Glasgow were interested, I was up for it and excited to come here.
“When I spoke to Gregor Townsend he told me about the philosophy of rugby here which was one of the convincing factors.
“He told me that if I work hard enough I could get game time.”
Uanivi played sevens in his native Namibia, representing the national team, before moving to France and becoming a professional for Brive.
“After playing in the Rugby World Cup for Namibia last year I had
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