Old Georgians on the road

HARARE - Zimbabwe rugby side Old Georgians, wind up their Saru Gold Cup campaign when they travel to Brakpan, South Africa to face Siyaya Brakpan at the Bosman Stadium this weekend.

The Zimbabweans go into tomorrow’s match high on confidence following last weekend’s home 38-22 win over Durban Collegians in Groombridge.

OGs coach Grant Mitchell foresees a tricky encounter away to Brakpan, who are already through to the quarter-finals stages following their bonus point 38-12 win over White River last Saturday.

“The next match is going to be a tough one, we got to travel down South to play the Valke Peregrine champions which is Brakpan,” Mitchell said after the win over Brakpan.

“At this stage they are unbeaten and on top of the log in Pool C so we just gonna (sic) prepare as we normally do, we gonna (sic)fix any areas we were found wanting. We gonna (sic) improve on our strengths and keep everything on the focus.

“We had lessons learnt in a small detail. As a quality side that likes to achieve you gotta (sic) pay attention to the small detail and that’s all we fixed this past week and I credit the guys for sticking to their guns for 80 minutes, it was a lovely contest.”

Last weekend’s win was a welcome victory for OGs as they recovered from the previous week’s home defeat against Direct Axis False Bay.

“That was a big statement for Zimbabwe rugby. One of our objectives in this whole competition is to show the region that there’s talent in Zimbabwe and we can compete,” Mitchell said.

“It was non-negotiable in terms of the win not only for the tournament but just for us as a team as well and Zimbabwe club rugby.

“I’m over the moon and I think the guys really played a good game-there was genuine contest . . . it’s always hard to go to another country and play so I will give credit to Durban Collegians for coming up here and playing that game and there’s gonna (sic) be a lot of friendship made off the field as well.”

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