HSC maintain OH dominance

HARARE - Hosts Harare Sports Club got the better of bitter rivals Old Hararians 35-20 in a fiercely contested Northern Region Super League match on Saturday.

Sportivo scored four tries through Denford Mtamangira, Kudzai Mashawi, McLean Muhambi and Takudzwa Francisco while the visitors managed two tries from speedy Tatenda Chowe and an impressive Courtney Mwatsiya.

The win means Sports Club have maintained dominance over their rivals whom they beat both home and away last season.

In the other match, a high-flying Mutare Sports Club convincingly beat a rather poor Southern City 41-15.

The ladies division saw the Cubs make light work of Harare Sports Club women’s team 25-12 in a match that served as a curtain raiser to the weekend league matches.

A Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) spokesperson confirmed at the start of the Northern and Southern Region Super Leagues that national selectors are using these matches to identify talent for the various national teams.

“We have to use this platform as the official feeder system to the national teams.

“We need the league to select players to represent the country as we start rebuilding our world cup qualification dreams,” the ZRU spokesperson said.

“We are already looking at a couple of youngsters for consideration by national team coaches through these league games.”

Meanwhile, the Southern Region Super League which comprises teams from Bulawayo, Midlands and Masvingo is set to kick off on Saturday.

The Midlands-Matabeleland league received a massive sponsorship boost last week from Keats Enterprises, a company with business interests in Bulawayo and Zvishavane.

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