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KENYA POWER PAST SABLES

KENYA POWER PAST SABLES

ZIMBABWE’S faint hopes of winning their first continental title in five years suffered a hammer blow after going down 41-22 to Kenya in a tense Rugby Africa Gold Cup encounter at Hartsfield Rugby Ground in Bulawayo yesterday. BY KEVIN MAPASURE in Bulawayo Zimbabwe.… (12) 22 Kenya ………… (17) 41 Despite the Sables dominating possession and territory for longer periods of ...

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SABLES SEEK SIMBAS’ SCALP

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Zimbabwe senior national rugby team captain Denford Mutamangira has urged his colleagues to forget about the loss to Namibia last weekend and focus on beating Kenya when the Sables return to Hartsfields Rugby Grounds in Bulawayo this afternoon after seven years. BY FORTUNE MBELE The Sables take on the Simbas today in the Africa Rugby Gold Cup following the 31-26 ...

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SABLES GO FOR THE KILL

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INJURED Zimbabwe senior men’s rugby 15s captain, Denford Mutamangira, is not giving up the fight and is desperate to take to the field against Kenya at Hartsfield Grounds in Bulawayo this Saturday in an Africa Gold Cup encounter. By Austin Karonga The 33-year-old Harare Sports Club prop suffered a crack of the collar bone last weekend in Namibia and despite ...

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SABLES READY FOR NAMIBIA

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SABLES captain, Denford Mutamangira wants his charges to beat Namibia when the two teams meet at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek at 5pm today in a mouth-watering Rugby Africa Gold Cup Group 1A encounter, knowing that a win here could enhance their chances of qualifying to the 2019 World Cup. BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE The Rugby Africa Gold Cup doubles ...

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SABLES, WARRIORS UNITE

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REMNANTS of colonialism are clearer in Namibia than in most parts of Africa today. Right in the middle of Katutura, a black township in the capital city Windhoek, lies the Sam Nujoma Stadium, the country’s main football venue these days. By Enock Muchinjo The name Katutura tells a story: in the local Herero language, it means “the place where people ...

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STRONG SABLES SIDE TAKE ON NAMIBIA

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The Sables technical team has made four changes to the Zimbabwe senior team for their tough Rugby Africa Gold Cup match against Namibia in Windhoek tomorrow. BY KENNEDY NYAVAYA The Sables, who put up a spirited fight against Senegal last month, coming from behind to win the game in a showcase of fine rugby, will be hoping to come out ...

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U16 RUGBY SIDE BACK TO WINNING WAYS

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THE Old Mutual Zimbabwe Under-16 side produced a gritty performance as they returned to winning ways, with a 49-0 victory over Border Country Districts in their second match at the U-16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week at Grey College in Bloemfontein, South Africa, yesterday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO IN BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA After a disappointing 71-19 loss to a strong Free State ...

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OLD MUTUAL JUNIOR SABLES POWER PAST BORDER CD

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The Old Mutual-sponsored Zimbabwe rugby team produced a magical display on their way to a dominant 41-0 win over Border Country Districts to get their Under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week campaign off to a brilliant start at Grey College in South Africa yesterday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO IN BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA  Old Mutual Zimbabwe…… (22)41 Border Country Districts …….0 St John’s College ...

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ZIM UNDEFEATED AT SA GIRLS U-18 WEEK

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THE Old Mutual Zimbabwe Under-18 girls’ rugby team has set the bar very high for fellow national junior sides set to take part in SA Rugby Youth Week tournaments starting next week after winning all their three matches at the SA Rugby National Girls U18 Week which ended yesterday in Welkom, Free State.  BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The Zimbabwean schoolgirls built ...

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DAMAGED SHOULDER FORCES PASSAPORTIS INTO RETIREMENT

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FRANCE-BASED Zimbabwe international rugby player Michael Passaportis has retired from the sport after failing to recover from a shoulder injury. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 31-year-old former Zimbabwe Under-19 captain, who has been playing professional rugby for French side Sporting Club Tulle, had surgery on his shoulder, which saw him miss the Sables opening Rugby Africa Gold Cup match against Senegal. ...

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