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CHEETAHS LOSE EPIC FINAL

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THE Zimbabwe Sevens gave their all, but it wasn’t enough as they lost out 17-19 to continental giants Kenya, in the dying seconds of an epic Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens Olympic qualifying final at the Barnard Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday.BY DANIEL NHAKANISO   With the Cheetahs trailing 14-12 and a man down after skipper Jacques Leitao had been ...

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CHEETAHS UNSTOPPABLE ON DAY ONE

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The Zimbabwe Sevens Rugby team started their quest for Olympic qualification with a perfect record of three straight wins as the 2015 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens Olympic Qualifier kicked off at the Barnard Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Impressive victories over Nigeria (31-12), Zambia (48-0) and Uganda (43-0) saw the Cheetahs not only end the opening ...

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SABLES BULLISH AHEAD OF HONG KONG OPENER

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SABLES coach, Cyprian Mandenge, has backed his charges to beat hosts Hong Kong in the Cup of Nations opener today, despite missing several key players to the Sevens national side, which is in South Africa for the Olympic Qualifiers, which start tomorrow in Johannesburg. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Mandenge yesterday named three uncapped players for the opening match against Hong Kong, ...

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“POSSESSION, BREAKDOWN DOMINANCE KEY FOR CHEETAHS”

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Former Zimbabwe Sevens star Gardner Nechironga says possession and dominance at the breakdown will be the key for the Cheetahs at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Africa Rugby Sevens qualifying tournament in South Africa this weekend.BY DANIEL NHAKANISO   The Cheetahs will bid to become the second Zimbabwean team sport to qualify for next year’s Olympic Games when they take ...

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RIO 2016 OLYMPIC RUGBY QUALIFIERS: ZIMBABWE DRAWN AGAINST NIGERIA, UGANDA AND ZAMBIA

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Nigeria national rugby team, Black Stallions has been drawn in group B alongside Zimbabwe, Uganda and Zambia for the 2016 Olympics games qualifiers. According to information made available to the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation by Rugby Africa, the qualifiers will be staged in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 14th – 15th November, 2015. Reacting after the draws, coach of the ...

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JAPAN SHOCK SOUTH AFRICA IN RUGBY WORLD CUP

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LONDON – Japan pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history on Saturday, defeating two-time World Cup champions South Africa 34-32 in a ferocious encounter at Brighton Community Stadium. Replacement Karne Hesketh raced in at the corner in the 84th minute to snatch victory from a pulsating contest in the Pool B opener. Ferocious tacking from Japan ...

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BULAWAYO HOSTS RUGBY TOURNAMENT

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THE Matabeleland Rugby Football Board (MRFB) will host the Matabeleland Challenge Cup this weekend at Hartsfield Rugby Ground with nine teams set to participate in the last 15s tournament of the season. Source : Thandiwe Moyo Warriors, Western Panthers, Police, Old Miltonians, Gweru, Kwekwe, Kadoma, Midlands State University and Thornhill are the teams that will participate in the tournament. MRFB ...

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