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APARTHY MARS RUGBY FIESTA

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THE second edition of the Old Mutual Super Rugby weekend was hit by a low turnout as Vodacom Bulls and the DHL Stormere romped to empathic victories yesterday. By Tinashe Kusema Less than a thousand fans were in attendance, at the National Sports Stadium, as compared to last year’s crowd which was estimated at 19 500. Kyros Sports director, Kisset ...

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IT’S TIME TO PLAY BALL

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THE Zimbabwe women’s senior basketball team is expected to convene today as preparations for the AfroBasket qualifiers finally begin. ByTinashe Kusema Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho and hosts Mozambique will battle it out for the sole ticket to the continental showcase from March 3-12. Zimbabwe have the odds heavily stacked against them, but coach Erinous Kasaruware is ...

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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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