Vodacom Cup Champs to tour Zim

HARARE - Reigning Vodacom Cup champions, the Steval Pumas are set to become the latest South African-based rugby side to tour Zimbabwe.

The Currie Cup side will play the country’s Presidents XV at Hartsfield Grounds in Bulawayo on March 18 after the facilitation of Kyros Sports.

Kyros Sports recently brought Super Rugby to Zimbabwe when the Blue Bulls and Cheetahs toured the country during their pre-season build last month.

However, the sports agent is working on bringing in Steval Pumas, at a time the country has no national rugby league.

The Steval Pumas were crowned the Vodacom Cup champions in Cape Town last year.

The Lowvelders, coached by former Springbok Sevens player MJ Mentz, beat DHL Western Province in the final to become the eighth team to win this competition since its inception in 1998.

“We are excited to announce that Currie Cup side and current Vodacom Cup champions, The Steval Pumas will play a Presidents XV at Hartsfield Grounds in Bulawayo on March 18, 2016,” Kyros director Kisset Chirengende told the Daily News yesterday.

“We haven’t finalised with any partner yet so was waiting to get a partner then do a presser but the motive behind it is to get young players to play against a quality side and to experience the Sables environment without the fear of being country tied.”

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