NRL action resumes

HARARE - After a four week break, the National Rugby League (NRL) resumes this weekend with a full complement of fixtures.

Pick of the crop been is the match in the capital were a resurgent Old Hararians host unpredictable Western Panthers at Milton Park.

Bulawayo high density side Panthers are not a physical side and like to play a Sevens style of rugby, swinging around the ball a lot.  

It will be interesting how they will cope against a very physical OH side which seem to have found balance under the guidance of Cyprian Mandenge.

The Green Machine also possess a quick backline which can neutralise Panthers’ playing style.

The Bulawayo side have claimed a couple of scalps this season and will have to maintain their discipline if they are to cause another upset. They tend to lose their composure when they are frustrated in the tighter exchanges. The team that can play the whole 80 minutes is likely to win.

Former glamour club Old Miltonians, who are yet to win in 2013, host table topers and unbeaten Old Georgians at Hartsfield in Bulawayo. Judging by OMs’ poor form this season, OGs should win comfortably.

Defending champions Harare Sports Club are on the road this weekend and will be making their first trip to MacAdam Stadium in Zvishavane for a date with Zvish Bulls.

Struggling Bulawayo giants Matabeleland Warriors will be anxious for a win if there are to keep any hopes alive for a playoff spot when they entertain Gweru Sports Club. - Brian Matamba

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