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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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MHENDE BACK IN CHEETAHS FOLD

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HARARE Sports Club wing Tafadzwa Mhende will make a return to the Zimbabwe Sevens rugby team for the first time since suffering a career-threatening leg injury in Zambia six years ago following his inclusion in the Cheetahs squad for the Africa Cup Sevens to be held in Kenya on Friday and Saturday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Mhende was forced out of ...

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ZIM- BORN GODWIN CLOSER TO WALLABIES DREAM

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WESTERN Force versatile backliner Kyle Godwin moved a step closer to becoming the second Zimbabwe-born player to play for Australia after being included in the Wallabies’ 30-man squad for their Rugby Championship Test against South Africa in Brisbane tomorrow. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 24-year-old Harare-born crafty centre, who can also play flyhalf, was called into the Wallabies training squad this ...

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A CAPTAIN ON A MISSION

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WHEN Charity Mucucuti’s sports journey began 14 years ago, she found herself in pleasant company. When she joined the all-conquering Cameo basketball team, Mucucuti formed a bond with three of her teammates. As a collective, Mucucuti, Margret Magwaro, Regina Chisale and Precious Pezani made a lasting impression on women’s sport. By Tinashe Kusema First they conquered local basketball, winning 40 ...

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