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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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JUNIOR SABLES UPBEAT AHEAD OF CRAVEN WEEK

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ZIMBABWE’S Under-18 rugby team coach Goodwin “Jaws” Murambiwa reckons his charges are better conditioned and ready for what should be a tough campaign at the U-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week which starts tomorrow in South Africa. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The Old Mutual-bankrolled side leaves the country this morning ahead of their opening match against the Griquas Country Districts U-18 side at ...

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VALKE ENDS YOUNG SABLES UNBEATEN RUN

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The Old Mutual Zimbabwe Under-16 rugby side’s brilliant run at the U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week was finally brought to an end after they succumbed to a 12-20 defeat to a strong Valke Under-16 side at Paarl Gymnasium in Cape Town yesterday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO – NEWSDAY Unbeaten in their last four Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week matches dating back to ...

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BUSY SCHEDULE FOR JUNIOR RUGBY TEAMS

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ZIMBABWE’S junior rugby teams face a busy schedule this month with four national representative sides scheduled to compete in the annual South Africa Rugby Union (Saru) Youth Weeks tournaments starting in Cape Town and Kimberly, South Africa this week. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The Old Mutual-sponsored national under-13 and Under-16 sides will get the ball rolling from tomorrow in the U-13 ...

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CHEETERS, PANGOLINS PREPS IN TURMOIL

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CHEETAHS coach Daniel Hondo is a worried man ahead of next month’s Olympic Repechage tournament in Monaco.By Tinashe Kusema – Sunday Mail The Zimbabwe rugby sevens coach reckons his team’s chances of securing a ticket to the Rio Olympics at next month’s tournament in Monaco are already taking a hammering long before they take to the field. The Zimbabwe Rugby ...

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ZRU GRATEFUL FOR OLD MUTUAL SUPPORT

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Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) has expressed gratitude to Old Mutual Zimbabwe for the continued support to local rugby at grassroots level in what has been hailed as the largest single investment in sport development in the country. Source – The Standard The diversified financial services group donated playing kits to 36 teams from Harare, Chitungwiza, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls and Hwange ...

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ZIM’S SNYMAN PICKED FOR BABY BOKS

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ELI SNYMAN’S star continues to rise in South African rugby after the former Young Sables forward was included in the Springbok Under-20 squad for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship to be held in Manchester, England, from June 7 to 25. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO – NEWSDAY Snyman, who has only been based down south for less than two years now, is ...

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YOUNG SABLES OUTPLAYED AGAIN

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Zimbabwe Under-20. . . . (6) 22 Uruguay Under-20. . . . . . (36) 50 The Zimbabwe Young Sables yesterday put up yet another dismal performance to go down 50-22 to Uruguay in their second Junior World Rugby Trophy encounter played at Harare Sports Club. The loss can yet again be alluded to the team’s failure to perform the ...

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