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WESTERN PANTHERS TEAR BULLDOGS APART

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DEFENDING champions, Western Panthers got off to a flying start in their defence of the Matabeleland Rugby Football Board (MRFB) Under–21 Cup with a 52–0 demolition of Bulldogs at Hartsfield Ground on Saturday.BY SAKHELENI NXUMALO The victory catapulted Panthers to pole position on the Group A log standings with five points to their credit. Noah Muunganirwa kicked home six conversions ...

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BULLS KEEN ON ZIM RETURN

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SOUTH African Super Rugby franchise, the Vodacom Bulls are eager for another pre-season tour of Zimbabwe early next year, as part of their preparations for the 2017 Super Rugby season, following the success of their maiden visit to the country early this year. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The Pretoria franchise released their pre-season schedule which includes a possible fixture against a ...

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ABJECT SABLES LOSE AGAIN

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The Zimbabwe senior national 15s rugby team succumbed to their second defeat in as many matches to hosts Hong Kong at the Cup of Nations in a match played at the King’s Park Sports Ground yesterday.BY SPORTS REPORTER  HONG KONG . . . . . . . . .(17) 34 ZIMBABWE . . . . . . . . . ...

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SABLES CONFIDENT DESPITE OPENING LOSS

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SABLES coach Cyprian Mandenge says his charges can still win the fourth edition of the Cup of Nations currently underway in Hong Kong if they replicate their second half display during their 19-15 defeat to Russia in the tournament opener on Friday.BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Zimbabwe put up a spirited perfomance — albeit in a losing cause — as they narrowly ...

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SABLES GO DOWN FIGHTING

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THE Zimbabwe national 15s rugby team put up their best performance of the season, but fell short with a 15-19 defeat against a higher-ranked Russia side in their opening match of the Cup of Nations tournament in Hong Kong yesterday. BY SPORTS REPORTER – NEWSDAY Zimbabwe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

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TOUGH RUSSIAN TEST FOR SABLES

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STILL reeling from a dismal Africa Cup campaign where they failed to win a single match, the Zimbabwe senior rugby team will undergo another test of their mettle when they face pre-tournament favourites Russia in the opening match of the Cup of Nations in Hong Kong tomorrow. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The opening match against the Russian Bears will kickstart a ...

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CHIVANDIRE PULLS OUT OF THE SCRUM

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The man who once said he lived rugby, Brighton Chivandire, is now convinced that what he needs at present is some time away from the game. By Tinashe Kusema Chivandire retired as Zimbabwe Rugby Union director of rugby under unclear circumstances last month. He will not be short of suitors given his illustrious record as an administrator and coach, but ...

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OLD MUTUAL CUP REACHES CLIMAX

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The Zimbabwe Rugby Union will host the Old Mutual Inter-Community Cup at the Innovate High Perfomance Centre in the capital today featuring four provincial teams. BY SPORTS REPORTER The cup is part of the financial services group’s sponsorship of rugby that covers development of teams in previously disadvantaged communities, as well as provincial and national select sides. The programme is ...

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ZRU IN FINANCIAL SCANDAL

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FORMER Zimbabwe Rugby Union president John Falkenberg is in the eye of a storm amid revelations that the union tasked a company he is believed to own with providing security services during the Junior World Rugby Trophy earlier this year. By Tinashe Kusema The move, which flies in the face of good corporate governance as it was made at time ...

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ZRU REINSTATES MANDENGE

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SABLES coach Cyprian Mandenge has been reinstated as the Zimbabwe national fifteens rugby team coach, barely a month after he was reportedly pushed following a string of poor results. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) leadership met in Harare on Friday to deliberate on the new coach after advertising the post last month in the wake of the ...

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