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LOCALLY-BASED SABLES BRACE FOR ZAMBIA TEST

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ZIMBABWE senior rugby team coach Cyprian Mandenge has lamented the absence of foreign-based players in his squad which faces neighbours Zambia in an international friendly at Harare Sports Club today.  BY KENNEDY NYAVAYA Mandenge was hoping to use the encounter to prepare for the upcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifiers which begin later this month, but will have to make ...

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ZIM RUGBY’S SEL-INFLICTED DAMAGE

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LAST week, we carried an interview with Blessing Chiutare, the new Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) chief executive. Sports Panorama with Enock Muchinjo Chiutare is a good rugby personality. Like a lot of people involved in this sport, he is extremely passionate about the game and always ready to make personal sacrifices if situations call. I was fortunate as a young ...

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NEW CE SEEKS TO UNIFY ZIM RUGBY

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BLESSING Chiutare already shows natural signs of tiredness one month into the job, but one can understand why. He has just landed one of the top posts in Zimbabwean sports, chief executive of the country’s third-biggest sport in terms of profile. By Enock Muchinjo Forty-two-year-old Chiutare is now the man in charge of the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU), a sport ...

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RAMS TRAMPLE EAGLESVALE

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ST JOHN’S College underlined their status as one of the top schools rugby teams at the ongoing Dairibord Schools Rugby Festival when they trounced Eaglesvale College, winning 43-7 in a one-sided encounter at Prince Edward School’s Jubilee Field yesterday.BY KENNEDY NYAVAYA   St John’s…………(26) 43 Eaglesvale………..(7) 7   The Rams, as St John’s rugby team is affectionately known, crossed the ...

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HIGHLANDS PRIMARY WIN DAIRIBOARD RUGBY

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Highlands Primary School yesterday proved too powerful for a determined Admiral Tait Primary School to edge their rivals 19-10 and clinch the Dairiboard Rugby Festival junior tournament cup. BY Kennedy Nyavaya In a captivating game of rugby, the arch-rivals scored two tries apiece, as they went to the break with Highlands leading 12-10. A physically aggressive Admiral Tait team, however, ...

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YOUNG SABLES LOSE TO KENYA

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THE Zimbabwe Under-20s’ dream of qualifying for this year’s World Rugby Under-20 Trophy to be held in Uruguay went up in smoke after succumbing to a disappointing 24-34 defeat to Kenya in the semi-finals of the Africa Under-20 Rugby Championships in Madagascar yesterday. BY SPORTS REPORTER The Young Sables went to the half-time break trailing 20-17 and despite starting the second ...

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MUMMY AND THE BEAST

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ZIMBABWEAN rugby export Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira weighed a hefty 5kg at birth and loved his food, his adoring mother Bertha reveals. Source : Ishemunyoro Chigwender Sunday Mai “. . . everyone was shocked (when he was born), some daring nurses said they had never seen a baby that big,” she laughs. “As he grew up he ate whatever we cooked ...

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GRAY NAMED YOUNG SABLES COACH

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Former Scotland rugby international Scott Gray has been named as the new Zimbabwe Under-18 team coach ahead of this year’s edition of the annual Coca-Cola Craven Week to be held at St Stithians College in Johannesburg, South Africa, in July.BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 39-year-old Zimbabwe-born former Northampton Saints star’s appointment was confirmed by the Zimbabwe Rugby Union director of rugby, ...

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CHEETAHS COACH TO CAST NET WIDE

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ZIMBABWE Sevens rugby team coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba will cast his net wider by considering deserving players from all the country’s provinces as he bids to build a formidable squad capable of qualifying for next year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in the US. BY SPORTS REPORTER According to a statement released by Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) last week, Nyamutsamba, who was ...

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KWESE PARTNERS ZRU FOR 7S TOURNEY

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THE Zimbabwe Rugby Union will today unveil a partnership with Econet Media’s pay-TV service Kwesé TV, which will see the country hosting a high-profile international sevens rugby tournament in the resort town of Victoria Falls next month. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO While the finer details of the international tournament will be announced at a Press briefing in the capital today, NewsDay ...

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