NRL reaches business end

HARARE - The Lion Lager National Rugby League (NRL) has entered the home stretch.

The battle for semi-final spots is slowly heating up as seven teams are in with a chance. Only debutants Zvishavane Bulls are out of contention for a last four berth.

All action this week is in southern region part of the country, with three epic clashes on the cards at Hartsfield Stadium in Bulawayo.

The first one is a bottom-of-the-table clash pitting Old Miltonians against Zvishavane Bulls. The second game will feature off colour Western Panthers and inform Old Georgians.

The main game of the weekend will be a repeat of last year’s final, with Matabeleland Warriors squaring off against defending champions Harare Sports Cub in potential thriller.

Judging by both teams’ form book, they have been pretty inconsistent and have failed to emulate last season’s performance .Their semi-final hopes both hang by thread.

Very little separates these two sides in a must win encounter for both and its likely going to be a tightly-contested match.

In the Midlands, Gweru Sports Club host inform Old Hararians.

OH currently sit on the top of the league table and have 49 points. The Green Machine have been rampant in 2013, with their solid pack forwards laying the platform for their potent backline.

Old Boys’ quick-silver back three of fullback Tangai Nemadire , wing’s Patrick Tennis and Zimbabwe flyer Gardner Nechironga  possesses lightning pace, power and agility.

This trio can tear oppositions in mere seconds on a good day. Gweru will have to have a solid game plan and starve their opponents of the ball if they are to stage a upset.

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