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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

Sam Phiri

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!

Zim Sables

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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JUNIOR SABLES FACE RIVALS NAMIBIA

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AFTER succumbing to a heavy defeat to a well-drilled GWK Griquas side on Wednesday, the Old Mutual Zimbabwe Under-18 rugby team will be hoping for a change of fortunes when they face rivals Namibia this morning in their final game of the Coca-Cola Craven Week at Kearsney College in Durban, South Africa. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO IN DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA Zimbabwe ...

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JUNIOR SABLES CRUMBLE

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THE Old Mutual Junior Sables ended their participation at this year’s Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week on a disappointing note with a loss to Namibia on the Osler Field at Kearsney College yesterday. It was a disappointing performance by Zimbabwe who beat Griquas Country Districts 16-9 in their opening match before they were drubbed 78-5 by Griquas in their second. By ...

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GRIQUAS TOO STRONG FOR JUNIOR SABLES

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SOUTH African provincial rugby side, GWK Griquas proved far too strong for the Old Mutual Junior Sables, running in 12 tries against just one to seal a rampant 78-5 win on the third day of the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week Tournament at Kearsney College in Durban yesterday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO IN DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA OM ZIMBABWE U-18 . . . ...

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ZIM RUGBY EYES ACADEMY WEEK SLOT

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THE Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) has set its sights on fielding an additional national select junior side in the annual South African Rugby Union (Saru) Academy Week from next year, as part of the governing body’s efforts to broaden the country’s player base. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO IN DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA This year’s Academy Week is being held concurrently with the ...

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MURAMBIWA PRAISES OLD MUTUAL JUNIOR SABLES DEFENCE IN DURBAN

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Old Mutual Zimbabwe Under-18 rugby team coach Goodwin Murambiwa was full of praises for his team’s brilliant defensive effort after they registered their first win at the Under-18 Coca Cola Craven Week Tournament since 2013 in Durban, South Africa on Monday. Falcon College speedy winger Peter Davis’ last minute try ensured the Old Mutual Junior Sables rallied to a 16-9 ...

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KENYA REDUCE ZIM TO MINOWS

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Zimbabwe …………………………………………. (15) 15 Kenya ……………………………………………….. (24) 61 ZIMBABWE started off their elite 2016 Africa Cup Rugby Division 1A off to the worst possible start when they were battered by Kenya in what turned out to be a one-sided second half at Police Grounds in Harare yesterday. By Mehluli Sibanda in Harare Kenya scored an incredible 10 tries, one penalty ...

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