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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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AUSTRALIA SEAL RARE WIN OVER ALL BLACKS

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BRISBANE — Reece Hodge kicked a 53-metre penalty with two minutes remaining to seal Australia’s second win in 19 games against New Zealand in the last match of the Bledisloe Cup in Brisbane. The All Blacks, who retained the trophy in August, led by just a point at half-time despite a dominant performance. Marika Koroibete’s try and Hodge’s boot after ...

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MBARE’S RUGBY ACADEMY ‘CELEBRATES’ MILESTON

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When Victor Pekani mentions the word “rugby”, an effortless grin covers his face projecting a serious adoration for the contact sport. BY KENNEDY NYAVAYA This is a man who has been involved with the sporting discipline for most of his life. But, Pekani’s career on the pitch almost two decades ago is not as illustrious as his past 10 years ...

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SEVENS SWANSONG FOR LEITAWO

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OLD GEORGIANS veteran prop Jacques Leitao is ready to call it a day and has chosen this year’s Dubai Sevens Invitational as his swansong. BY Tinashe Kusema “It’s something I have been mulling over for some time but now it feels right,” said Leitao. “There are a lot of young, hungry and talented youngsters coming up, both in the sport ...

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PLAYERS SHOULD FACE THE GAME

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A BIT of a brainteaser for all you rugby fans to start with: who is the All Blacks captain? Sports Panorama with Enock Muchinjo Too easy! Kieran Read, of course! But who is the president of New Zealand’s national rugby association? This one will sure send you to your search engine, as happened last week when Russell Karimazondo, the interim ...

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NYAMUTSAMBA SPEARHEADS SEVENS REVIVAL

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GILBERT Nyamutsamba faced a herculean task when he bounced back for his second stint as Zimbabwe Sevens coach in October last year. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Mandated with getting the Cheetahs back to their glory days, Nyamutsamba had inherited a team in disarray following the mass retirement of several key players who had formed the backbone of the team over the ...

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RUGBY STAR TSOMONDO HONOURED IN SA

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 11: Tapiwa Tsomondo of Western Province under 21s in action during the Absa U/21 match between DHL Western Province and The Sharks at DHL Newlands on October 11, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

ZIMBABWE rugby international, Tapiwa Tsomondo was on Tuesday recognised for a stellar season in South Africa after being named Western Province Rugby Football Union’s (WPRFU) Club Rugby Player of the Year at a ceremony held in Cape Town. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 24 year-old versatile loose forward was recognised for his exploits at the Cape Town-based club False Bay RFC, ...

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CHEETAHS REVEL IN WC QUALIFICATION GLORY

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ZIMBABWE Sevens rugby team coach, Gilbert Nyamutsamba says his charges still have a lot of work to do, following their qualification for next year’s Sevens Rugby World Cup to be held in San Francisco, USA. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The Zambezi Cheetahs booked a ticket to the global showpiece for the third successive tournament running despite losing 10-7 to Uganda in ...

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CHEETAHS QUALIFY FOR THIRD SUCCESSIVE WORLD CUP

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Zimbabwe’s Sevens rugby team qualified for their third successive Sevens World Cup despite suffering a last gasp 10-7 loss to hosts Uganda in the Rugby Africa Sevens tournament final in Kampala, Uganda yesterday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO With the two finalists in the continental championship booking a ticket to next year’s global showpiece, the Zambezi Cheetahs went into the final having ...

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