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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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YOUNG SABLES LOOK TO REVIVE FADING HOPES

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ZIMBABWE’S Under-20 rugby team will be looking to revive their fading hopes of a memorable World Rugby Under-20 Trophy campaign on home soil when they face Uruguay in a must-win encounter at Harare Sports Club this afternoon. BY KENNEDY NYAVAYA – NEWSDAY The Old Mutual-sponsored Junior Sables side got their campaign off to a losing start after going down 24-54 ...

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SAMOA DRUB ZIMBABWE IN UNDER 20 TROPHY

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Samoa and Fiji have made winning starts at the World Rugby Under 20 Trophy, setting up a potential winner-takes-all clash this weekend. Samoa crossed for eight tries in a 54-24 drubbing of host nation Zimbabwe in the other Pool A encounter. Head coach Ramsey Tomokino was pleased with the win but says there’s still plenty to work on. “Zimbabwe were ...

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ZIM RUGBY LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

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ZIMBABWE Rugby Union (ZRU) director of rugby Brighton Chivandire believes hosting the World Rugby Under-20 Trophy provides the country with an opportunity to build the core of the senior national side capable of qualifying for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO – The Standard Zimbabwe came agonisingly close to qualifying for their first World Cup in ...

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