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U16 RUGBY SIDE BACK TO WINNING WAYS

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THE Old Mutual Zimbabwe Under-16 side produced a gritty performance as they returned to winning ways, with a 49-0 victory over Border Country Districts in their second match at the U-16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week at Grey College in Bloemfontein, South Africa, yesterday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO IN BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA After a disappointing 71-19 loss to a strong Free State ...

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OLD MUTUAL JUNIOR SABLES POWER PAST BORDER CD

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The Old Mutual-sponsored Zimbabwe rugby team produced a magical display on their way to a dominant 41-0 win over Border Country Districts to get their Under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week campaign off to a brilliant start at Grey College in South Africa yesterday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO IN BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA  Old Mutual Zimbabwe…… (22)41 Border Country Districts …….0 St John’s College ...

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ZIM UNDEFEATED AT SA GIRLS U-18 WEEK

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THE Old Mutual Zimbabwe Under-18 girls’ rugby team has set the bar very high for fellow national junior sides set to take part in SA Rugby Youth Week tournaments starting next week after winning all their three matches at the SA Rugby National Girls U18 Week which ended yesterday in Welkom, Free State.  BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The Zimbabwean schoolgirls built ...

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DAMAGED SHOULDER FORCES PASSAPORTIS INTO RETIREMENT

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FRANCE-BASED Zimbabwe international rugby player Michael Passaportis has retired from the sport after failing to recover from a shoulder injury. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 31-year-old former Zimbabwe Under-19 captain, who has been playing professional rugby for French side Sporting Club Tulle, had surgery on his shoulder, which saw him miss the Sables opening Rugby Africa Gold Cup match against Senegal. ...

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“SMALL SABLES NEED TO BE SMARTER”

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SABLES vice-captain Tichafara Makwanya says the national rugby team will have to play smart if they entertain hopes of doing well in the Gold Cup. Zimbabwe collected their first set of maximum points in the Gold Cup (formerly Africa Cup) in over a year courtesy of hard fought 28-16 win over Senegal at Ibar Mar Diop Stadium in Dakar on ...

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TIGERS DOMINATE CRAVEN, ACADEMY WEEK SQUARDS

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PRINCE Edward School’s rugby team has been rewarded for its impressive start to the season after contributing the highest number of players in the Old Mutual Zimbabwe squads for the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Academy Week tournaments to be held at St Stithians College in Johannesburg, South Africa, from July 17 to 22. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The Tigers, as ...

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GOOD START, BUT HARD WORK AWAITS: MANDENGE

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ZIMBABWE senior rugby team coach Cyprian Mandenge says he was pleased with his team’s character after they secured a crucial 28-16 win against Senegal in their opening match of the expanded Rugby Africa Gold Cup at the Ibar Mar Diop Stadium in Dakar on Saturday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The crucial away victory lifted the Sables one spot on the World ...

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SABLES GO FOR BROKE

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SABLES coach Cyprian Mandenge has named all the experienced players in his depleted squad in the starting line up in the hope of securing a winning start in the opening Rugby Africa God Cup encounter against Senegal today. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The national senior rugby side is desperate to get off to a strong start in Dakar in their attempt ...

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MUTAMANGIRA RETAINED AS SABLES SKIPPER

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VETERAN Harare Sports Club loosehead prop Denford Mutamangira has been retained as captain of Zimbabwe senior rugby team for their crucial Rugby Africa Gold Cup opening match against Senegal in Dakar on Saturday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 32-year-old steely front rower, who has led the Sables since June 2015 will continue in the role for the third successive season and ...

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WORLD RUGBY STAR POCOCK RETURNS TO SCHOOL

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IT’S not often that a Zimbabwean schoolboy rugby player gets an opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the highest paid rugby players in the world. By Daniel Nhakaniso Well, that was the case for some lucky fledgling rugby players at Midlands Christian School (MCS) in Gweru last week when former Australian rugby captain David Pocock decided to take a ...

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