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ZRU A MONUMENT TO FAILURE

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HERE lies Zimbabwe’s national rugby team: Died in 2017 at Windhoek, Namibia, on July 15. Cremated at Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, on July 22. Buried at Harare, Zimbabwe, on July 29. Sports Panorama with Enock Muchinjo I could go on with this eulogy, adding that the ashes have since been exhumed from their place of entombment and ready for reburial tomorrow at ...

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SABLES ON THE BRINK

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THE Zimbabwe senior rugby team were left staring relegation from the elite Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which would effectively end their hopes of qualifying for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after succumbing to a disappointing 23-31 to a visiting Tunisia side at Prince Edward School yesterday. By KENNEDY NYAVAYA After handing the Tunisians their first win in the competition, the ...

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SABLES SEEK SURVIVAL

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The Zimbabwe national 15s rugby side are targeting a quick turnaround of their fortunes when they clash with Tunisia in a Gold Cup match at Prince Edward School in a match that could have consequences on their quest to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. By Kennedy Nyavaya The Sables’ main brief is to stay afloat in Group 1A, ...

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‘WORLD CUP HEARTBREAK STILL HURTING ZIM RUGBY

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WHAT really happened on that fateful day in Madagascar three years ago? By Enock Muchinjo It is painful reminder of an experience better forgotten in the Zimbabwean rugby community. But the effects of that heartbreak continue to prove too far-reaching to ignore. The more they return to haunt us every year, the harder it becomes to forget the events of ...

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KENYA POWER PAST SABLES

KENYA POWER PAST SABLES

ZIMBABWE’S faint hopes of winning their first continental title in five years suffered a hammer blow after going down 41-22 to Kenya in a tense Rugby Africa Gold Cup encounter at Hartsfield Rugby Ground in Bulawayo yesterday. BY KEVIN MAPASURE in Bulawayo Zimbabwe.… (12) 22 Kenya ………… (17) 41 Despite the Sables dominating possession and territory for longer periods of ...

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SABLES SEEK SIMBAS’ SCALP

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Zimbabwe senior national rugby team captain Denford Mutamangira has urged his colleagues to forget about the loss to Namibia last weekend and focus on beating Kenya when the Sables return to Hartsfields Rugby Grounds in Bulawayo this afternoon after seven years. BY FORTUNE MBELE The Sables take on the Simbas today in the Africa Rugby Gold Cup following the 31-26 ...

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SABLES GO FOR THE KILL

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INJURED Zimbabwe senior men’s rugby 15s captain, Denford Mutamangira, is not giving up the fight and is desperate to take to the field against Kenya at Hartsfield Grounds in Bulawayo this Saturday in an Africa Gold Cup encounter. By Austin Karonga The 33-year-old Harare Sports Club prop suffered a crack of the collar bone last weekend in Namibia and despite ...

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SABLES READY FOR NAMIBIA

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SABLES captain, Denford Mutamangira wants his charges to beat Namibia when the two teams meet at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek at 5pm today in a mouth-watering Rugby Africa Gold Cup Group 1A encounter, knowing that a win here could enhance their chances of qualifying to the 2019 World Cup. BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE The Rugby Africa Gold Cup doubles ...

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SABLES, WARRIORS UNITE

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REMNANTS of colonialism are clearer in Namibia than in most parts of Africa today. Right in the middle of Katutura, a black township in the capital city Windhoek, lies the Sam Nujoma Stadium, the country’s main football venue these days. By Enock Muchinjo The name Katutura tells a story: in the local Herero language, it means “the place where people ...

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STRONG SABLES SIDE TAKE ON NAMIBIA

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The Sables technical team has made four changes to the Zimbabwe senior team for their tough Rugby Africa Gold Cup match against Namibia in Windhoek tomorrow. BY KENNEDY NYAVAYA The Sables, who put up a spirited fight against Senegal last month, coming from behind to win the game in a showcase of fine rugby, will be hoping to come out ...

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