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LEITAO HANGS UP HIS BOOTS

Jacques Leitao

Zimbabwe rugby stalwart Jacques Leitao has retired from rugby, bringing the curtain down on a very successful international and domestic rugby career spanning over a decade.  BY DANIEL NHAKANISOThe 35-year-old former Zimbabwe Sevens captain, who is widely acknowledged as one of the best Zimbabwean players of the modern era, confirmed the news in a statement on his Facebook page yesterday. ...

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OSBORNE FAVOURITE FOR SABLES JOB

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BRITISH coach Collin Osborne could be in line to make a remarkable return to Zimbabwe rugby, having been included on the shortlist of candidates to take up the vacant Sables coaching job ahead of this year’s qualifiers for the 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan.   BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Osborne, who is the current skills coach at ...

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THE RETURN OF TSIMBA

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TWO decades after he last donned green and white stripes of the Sables jersey, Kennedy Tsimba is back! By Don Makanyanga Tsimba was one of the biggest names on the new Zimbabwe Rugby Union Sables organising committee, with the 43-year-old saying his return has been precipitated by his desire to give back. After 32 years of being involved Rugby, I ...

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ZIM EYES TOP COACHES

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ZIMBABWE have gone for broke in the quest to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup by targeting former coaches of the All Blacks and Springboks to take charge of the national side.By Enock Muchinjo Once a dominant force in African rugby, Zimbabwe are hoping to land either former South Africa coach Peter de Villiers or ex-New Zealand boss John ...

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CHITOKWINDO’S BITTERSWEET GERMAN EXPERIENCE

Tafadzwa Chitokwindo

PFORZHEIM — Zimbabwe international Tafadzwa Chitokwindo has experienced the good and bad of living as a full-time player in Germany. Rugby World When you make your living as a rugby player, sometimes there are hardships to go alongside the wage you get for playing a sport you love. This can be particularly true for those who have moved a significant ...

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“ZIM RUGBY SET TO CHANGE FOREVER”

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IN line with the general mood of the country, Zimbabwean rugby too feels it could be on the threshold of something special. By Enock Muchinjo Qualifying for the World Cup in 2019 — the first time Zimbabwe would have achieved the feat in more than two decades — is prime priority. But there is much more. The new Zimbabwe Rugby ...

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JANI NEW ZRU BOSS

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NEWLY elected Zimbabwe Rugby Union president Aaron Jani is set to hit the ground running when he officially takes office tomorrow.The former Sables winger says his return to the sport was precipitated by the continued deterioration of the sport and believes he is the man to steady the ship. By Don Makanyanga “It was disheartening to see how things were ...

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WILLIAMS LIGHTS UP ENGLISH RUGBY

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LEICESTER — Watch Mike Williams on the pitch and you’ll see a physical, hard-working forward hitting rucks and making tackles. englandrugby.com Off it though, the Zimbabwean-born Leicester Tigers flanker has developed a love of clay pigeon shooting and a barbecue club. The problem for Williams though, is that he has had all too much time to enjoy his hobbies, with ...

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ZRU BOARD RAPS FIRED BOSS

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IT never rains but pours for axed Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) president Nyararai Sibanda, who is now being accused of misappropriating the union’s funds, according to the new findings by the ZRU board tabled during its special general meeting (SGM) held at Prince Edward School yesterday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The ZRU board, which yesterday endorsed the Russel Karimazondo-led interim executive ...

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GIDZA CONTINUES WITH THE GOOD FIGHT

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CHEETAHS coach Gilbert “Gidza” Nyamutsamba occupies one of the hottest seats in local sport, and he is fully aware of the challenges and high expectations that come with the job. BY Tinashe Kusema Earlier this month, the 46-year-old celebrated the first anniversary of his second stint as head coach of the Zimbabwe rugby Sevens side in style. A second-place finish ...

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