Mutamangira in Sharks Currie Cup squad

HARARE - Zimbabwe rugby captain Denford Mutamangira has been rewarded for his impressive form by earning a place in the Cell C Sharks Currie Cup squad after a trial stint with the Durban-based outfit.

The powerfully-built prop was scheduled to represent his new side in Friday’s warm-up game against the Xerox Golden Lions in Pietermaritzburg but was kept on the sidelines due to a strained knee.

The 31-year-old loosehead prop is currently undergoing rehabilitation but will be hoping for a speedy recovery to take his place in the front row that includes Dale Chadwick, Juan Schoeman, Lourens Adriaanse, Thomas du Toit and Gerhardus Engelbrecht

Mutamangira was part of the Cell C Sharks team that spent a few days preparing for the Currie Cup in Margate.

The week of training and team building, centered on player fitness.

Those preparations for the Durban-side were part of their groundwork for the upcoming Currie Cup campaign.

The Sharks, semi-finalists in last year’s Currie Cup, are set to employ a high-octane, attacking brand of rugby in the competition this year.

Before earning a spot in the Cell C Sharks Currie Cup side Mutamangira briefly played in the local rugby league having recently returned home after a two-year stint at Scottish Premiership side Ayr.

Currently, Zimbabwe national rugby centre Riaan O’Neill is part of Sharks’s Under-21 Currie Cup squad.

Other Zimbabweans who have featured for Sharks include Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira and wing Tendai Chavhanga.

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