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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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MANDENGE ‘FORCED” OUT OF SABLES

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SABLES coach Cyprian Mandenge has left his post after a string of poor results, but NewsDaySport has learnt that he was pushed out rather than making the leap himself as was announced by the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) yesterday. BY KEVIN MAPASURE A statement from Zimbabwe Rugby suggested that Mandenge had resigned together with team manager Sebastian Garikai, but it ...

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ECONET BOOSTS RUGBY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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THE Old Mutual High-Density Schools Rugby Development Programme received a timely boost after Econet Wireless donated smartphones and tablets worth thousands of dollars to the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) yesterday. BY TAWANDA TADERERA The equipment, which will be handed over to development coaches around the country, will go a long way in capacitating ZRU’s efforts to enable real-time updates of ...

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YOUNG SABLES SQUAD NAMED

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YOUNG Sables coach Bob Mahari yesterday named his 25-man squad set to will compete at the Junior Africa Cup to be held in Windhoek, Namibia starting on Wednesday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Explosive former Falcon College wing Sam Phiri, who is part of the Western Province Under-19 setup in South Africa will lead the team in the continental showpiece which also ...

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SILLY SABLES!

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THESE are indeed dark days for Zimbabwean rugby. For all the talk of a new start and a brighter future under the recently elected Zimbabwe Rugby Union executive, Nyarai Sibanda, our bid to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup went up in smoke yesterday after the Sables fell to Uganda and were relegated to the lower tier Africa Cup ...

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