Young Sables coach upbeat

HARARE - New Zimbabwe Under-18 assistant coach Graham Kaulback is upbeat about helping the side raise their game ahead the 2015 Craven Week that takes place in South Africa in July.

The Zimbabwe Sevens and Old Georgians’ scrum-half takes charge of his first training session today  at Gateway High School since replacing Brandon Brider who was named Zimbabwe Under-19 and Under-20 coach early this year.

The Young Sables will be aiming to better last year’s performance in which they lost all three matches.

Paul Roos Gymnasium will host this year’s Under-18 Craven Week from July 13 to July 18 in Stellenbosch.

“I think it’s a good side, really balanced.  There are some awesome and powerful forwards as well as a dynamic backline,” Kaulback told Daily News yesterday. 

“We are going to prepare the guys as best we can and just go down to South Africa and try and post some impressive results otherwise we wouldn’t be competing.”

The Old Mutual Zimbabwe Under-18 Craven Week team will be coached by Godwin Murambiwa.

The Young Sables’ team includes five players who represented the country at last year’s Craven Week whilst a number of players have graduated from the national Under-17 side.

The 22-member team includes not less than eight Falcon College rugby players, highlighting the Esigodini-based side’s strength in schoolboy rugby this season.

Financial services giant Old Mutual are the main sponsors of the junior national side travelling to South Africa.

Squad: Jordan Zietsman, Stuart Dodington, Sam Phiri, Ackim Sibanda, Levi Fagnoli, Brian Muntanga, Campbell Nyakudya, Benjamin Meridith (Falcon), Kevin Chisango, Angus Bruce, Sam Barnett, Tarisai Mapfumo, Tinashe Muchena (St Georges), Tinotenda Vheriwa, Cuan Zeederburg (Peter House), Aiden Burnett, Cameroon Harrison (St John’s), Liam Kenny, Ernest Mudzengerere, Russell Dhina, Shingi Katsvere (Prince Edward).Young Sables gear up for Craven Week

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