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BOKS SEND SOS TO LOUW

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Cape Town — Experienced flank Francois Louw and the uncapped Sharks duo of S’busiso Nkosi (wing) and Louis Schreuder (scrumhalf) were on Wednesday included in the Springbok squad for the two remaining home matches of the 2017 Rugby Championship. Louw has played in 52 Tests for the Springboks and earns a recall to the squad after missing out on the ...

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CHEETAHS BRACE FOR MASERU SEVENS

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THE Zimbabwe national Sevens rugby team is targeting a good showing at this year’s Maseru 7s Tournament, scheduled for Lesotho this weekend in their final preparatory event before their participation at the Africa Cup later this year. BY FREEMAN MAKOPA The two-day tournament, slated for Saturday and Sunday, is expected to attract five national teams, which are Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, ...

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NOT ONE BOK WOULD MAKE ALL BLACKS TEAM – MALLET

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CAPE TOWN — Former coach, Nick Mallett believes not one Springbok would make it into an All Blacks rugby starting XV. Mallett was speaking in the SuperSport studios after South Africa’s 57-0 drubbing at the hands of New Zealand in Albany on Saturday. It was the worst defeat in Springbok history, eclipsing the 53-3 defeat to England in 2002.  “It ...

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ALL BLACKS IRRESISTABLE

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World champions New Zealand ran in eight tries as they thumped South Africa 57-0 in Auckland, their biggest winning margin against the Springboks. Victory extended their lead in the four-team Rugby Championship to eight points with two matches remaining. The All Blacks will secure the trophy for a 15th time by beating Argentina in Buenos Aires on September 30. In ...

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ZIM RUGBY STILL AT CROSSROADS

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ZIMBABWEAN rugby’s new interim leadership has been left in limbo after two members reportedly declined appointment, leaving the game in disarray. This comes nine months before a crucial World Cup qualification tournament. By Enock Muchinjo Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane last month announced the appointment of an interim committee to run the affairs of the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) following the ...

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ALL BLACKS “UNCOMFORTABLE” BUT NOT PANICKING

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AUCKLAND — Rugby world champions All Blacks admitted yesterday to being uncomfortable with their patchy performances so far this year, but rejected talk of panic in the ranks. Going into their Rugby Championship Test against arch-rivals South Africa in Albany tomorrow, New Zealand have played seven Tests in 2017 with five wins, one loss and one draw. Coach Steve Hansen ...

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THIS CHEETA’S FASTER THAN MOST

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ONE gets the feeling that something special is about to happen every time Shingirayi Hlanguyo walks onto the rugby field. By TINASHE KUSEMA Blessed with speed and a solid pair of hands, the 19-year-old was a sure pick for Cheetahs gaffer Gilbert Nyamutsamba ahead of last weekend’s Lusaka Sevens Tournament. Prior to his inclusion in the Zimbabwe sevens side, little ...

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A CALL FROM THE OPEN SKY

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LENIENCE TAMBWERA is one of the country’s brightest rugby prospects but at the just 24 the lad is already mulling walking away from the game. By TINASHE KUSEMA A call to the open sky has turned Tambwera’s head. “Well, besides playing rugby I am also a trainee pilot at Guthrie Aviation and have every intention of becoming a professional airline ...

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NEMADIRE RELISHES CHEETAHS COACHING ROLE

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AS a player, Tangai Nemadire’s exploits were not just appreciated in the confinements of Zimbabwe rugby circles, but around the world as he featured for a strong Cheetahs side which confounded expectations to consistently perform remarkably well on the international circuit. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Popularly known as “Too Bad,” Nemadire — a livewire XVs winger or fullback — who was ...

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TIME TO IGNORE ZIMRUGBY NOISEMAKERS

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I HAVE found myself unable to leave the political developments in Zimbabwean rugby for the past few weeks. Sports Panorama with Enock Muchinjo Hopefully this is a parting shot on this subject. But it would have been naïve for anyone to think the decision by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) to sack Nyararai Sibanda’s Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) board ...

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