Zim players shine in SA schools rugby

HARARE - A number of fledgling Zimbabwe junior rugby players are making their mark in various South African High Schools.

At Dale College, prop Reezwaan Shahadat has been a permanent feature in the starting XV this season while eighthman Ronald Jiri and full back Godknows Mavara have become an integral part of the King William’s Town-based school.

Dale College has won five of the six games they have played so far this season.

The most influential of the Zimbabwean trio has been full back Mavara, who was a standout player at the Kearsney College Easter Festival earlier this month.

The versatile utility backline player has developed as a player since his days with Prince Edward School Under-16 team back in 2012 that went unbeaten in the Stanbic Super 9 tournament.

His exploits at first team level in 2013 saw him earn a full bursary at Dale College.

He went on to have a great first season with the King William’s Town school which saw him receive a call up to the Zimbabwe Under-19 team in their disastrous tour to Namibia.

Elsewhere, prop Ngoni Moyo has also been finding his feet at Northwood on a bursary facilitated by Kyros Sports.

Maritzburg College, ranked eighth on the current South African schools ranking system, have prop Tanaka Chikwezvero and ex-Mbare Academy wing Kudzai Munangi, who are showing tremendous potential.

Meanwhile, the Northern Super League enters week three on Saturday at Harare Sports Club.

The league which is being run by the Harare Province will see five clubs take to the field to battle for supremacy while a Women’s league fixture sees the hosts Harare Sports Club taking on the Cubs.

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