Articles tagged 'cheetahs'

Zim coaches get Cheetahs attachment 22 October 2018 HARARE - Local rugby coaches have been afforded a career-enhancing opportunity by going on a week-long attachment with South Africa's Free State Rugby Union (FSRU). Five male and one female Zimbabwean coaches, whose names are still to be finalised, will get a rare chance to see how the Toyota ...
Nyamutsamba trims Cheetahs squad 29 March 2018 HARARE - After overseeing an extended squad in the run-up and during last weekend's Victoria Falls Kwese Sevens finals, Zambezi Cheetahs coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba has trimmed his squad. At the start of the preparations there were at least 40 players in camp and Zimbabwe fielded three sides dur...
Gidza lauds Cheetahs camp 20 January 2018 HARARE - Zambezi Cheetahs coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba feels there is renewed interest in the shorter version of the game which will help the team improve in this crucial year. The Zimbabwe Sevens national rugby side is currently on a high as they have started preparations for the 2018 Rugby Worl...
Cheetahs shine amid confusion 12 October 2017 HARARE - The Zambezi Cheetahs' recent qualification for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens finals to be held in San Francisco, United States has exposed the lack of support the government has for minority sports. Zimbabwe Sevens side returned home last Sunday from a largely successful 2017 Africa...
Nyamutsamba salutes Cheetahs 9 October 2017 HARARE - The Zambezi Cheetahs coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba heaped praises on his charges after they fought bravely over the weekend in Uganda to clinch qualification for the Sevens World Cup next year. Nyamutsamba's charges sealed qualification for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens finals to be ...
Zambezi Cheetahs arrive in Uganda 5 October 2017 HARARE - The Zambezi Cheetahs arrived in Kampala, Uganda early yesterday morning ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup Sevens rugby tournament which kicks off tomorrow. Zimbabwe flew out for Kampala just after midnight and in the morning, the squad was already in the Ugandan capital.    “We travelle...
Cheetahs ready for Lusaka Sevens 1 September 2017 HARARE - The Zambezi Cheetahs will begin their Lusaka Sevens campaign with a match against the Zambia Midlands Select side at 11am today at the Leopards Hill Polocrosse Club. After that Gilbert Nyamutsamba's team will take on Botswana at 12:20pm to round up their first day programme. The Go...
Zambezi Cheetahs wary of Zambia 23 August 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Sevens rugby team is fully aware of the threat posed by hosts Zambia at next month's Lusaka Sevens International Rugby tournament. Most of the leading teams on the continent will gather at the Leopards Hill Polocrosse Club in Lusaka for the tournament to be held on the we...
Zambezi Lager boost for Cheetahs 18 August 2017 HARARE – The Zimbabwe 7s rugby national team has agreed on a one-year sponsorship deal worth $100 000 with Delta Beverages that will see Zambezi Lager becoming the Cheetahs' official sponsor. The Zambezi Cheetahs are currently preparing for the forthcoming 2017 Africa Cup Sevens tournament whi...
Cheetahs win Vic Falls Sevens 20 March 2017 VICTORIA FALLS - Zimbabwe Sevens side won the first edition of the KweséSports Victoria Falls Sevens tournament when they beat Namibia 24-7 in the Cup final yesterday. The Cheetahs led 12-0 at the break after exploiting the Namibian defence down the blindside for both their tries. Namibia h...
Super Rugby Weekend programme out 19 January 2017 HARARE - Organisers of the Old Mutual Super Rugby Weekend have released the programme for the event which will be held at the National Sports Stadium on January 28. For the second year running, Kyros Sports will be brining Super Rugby action to Zimbabwe with South African sides the Vodacom Bul...
Mhende relishes Cheetahs return 23 September 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Sevens wing, Tafadzwa Mhende, said he is as calm as he can be ahead of his long-awaited return to the Cheetahs squad since picking a near career-ending injury in Zambia six years ago. The Harare Sports Club speedster suffered a horrendous tackle as he collided with a South Af...
Cheetahs eye African glory 21 September 2016 HARARE - The Cheetahs leave for Kenya today with only one thing on their minds — winning the Africa Cup Sevens title as they seek to make amends for last year's final defeat at the hands of the hosts. Zimbabwe finished as runners-up in last year's tournament and kick-start their campaign with ...
ZRU keen on familier faces 3 September 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) is keen on reuniting with former national team coaches as they begin the hunt for Cyprian Mandenge's successor the Daily News has established. Mandenge and Sables team manager Sebastian Garikai tendered in their resignations on Monday following a heated ...
Bumper crowd at Bulls, Cheetahs clash 8 February 2016 HARARE - Last Saturday provided the best weather for any sporting event — cool with a light breeze and overcast. The National Sports Stadium popularly known to host soccer matches, was transformed into a rugby pitch when the Vodacom Blue Bulls clashed with the Free State Toyota Cheetahs. Qu...
Cheetahs handed tricky draw 7 December 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Sevens' rugby team will play against South Africa, England and Kenya on match day one of the inaugural HSBC Cape Town Sevens on Saturday. This follows World Rugby's announcement of the pools for round two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series that takes place on December 12...
Super Rugby comes to Zim 25 November 2015 HARARE – Zimbabwe rugby fans are set for a Super Rugby spectacle when the Free State Cheetahs and the Vodacom Blue Bulls hold their pre-season friendly in the country on February 6 next year. It was, however, not immediately clear yesterday where the matches will be hosted. [GoogleAd] It...
Consolation for Leitao 17 November 2015 HARARE - There was scant consolation for the Zimbabwe Sevens rugby side following their failure to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games after captain Jacques Leitao was named Player of the Tournament. The Cheetahs narrowly lost out of qualification for next year's showpiece after losing 19-17 to...
What could have been? 1 April 2015 HARARE - With a virtually nonexistent local rugby league and very little incentives available for players an optimist would have given Zimbabwe Sevens rugby team a chance at the Hong Kong Sevens. But against all expectation, the Cheetahs rose to the occasion. Leading Russia 19-17 in the fin...
Heartbreak for Cheetahs in Hong Kong 30 March 2015 HONG KONG - Russia beat Zimbabwe 22-19 to win the World Rugby Sevens Series qualifier, a victory which leads Andrey Sorokin's side to become one of the 15 core sides on next year's series. Starting with 12 regional qualifiers - two from each World Rugby region - Russia won all six of their mat...
And then they were four! 29 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Rugby Sevens yesterday progressed to the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Sevens 12-team qualifier tournament to set up a potentially explosive date against Spain. University of Johannesburg student athlete Hilton Mudariki ran in a brace to help the Cheetahs power past Brazil 24-...
Cheetahs remain on course 28 March 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Sevens rugby team is still on course of securing World Rugby Sevens core status after good outing on the first day the Hong Kong Sevens yesterday. The Cheetahs began their qualifying campaign with a resounding 36-0 win over Guyana in the morning. A hat-trick from Germa...
Sita harbours no resentment 24 March 2015 HARARE - After dedicating many years to the Zimbabwe Sevens rugby teams, speedster Manasah Sita is surprised by his lack of call-ups in recent years. Sita, a German-based livewire has not featured for the Sables or Cheetahs for almost three years now despite being a stand-out performer for his...
Hondo speaks on Sevens draw 17 February 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Sevens rugby coach Danny Hondo is not reading too much into the Hong Kong Sevens Core team pre-qualifier draw announced yesterday. The Hong Kong Sevens takes place from March 27 to 29 with Zimbabwe grouped in Pool G in the qualifier draw along Spain, Tonga, and Guyana. Uru...
Cheetahs confirm Hong Kong participation 24 January 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe has confirmed its participation at the Hong Kong Sevens, along with 27 other nations, where 2016 Olympic qualification points and promotion to core team status will be on the line. The line-up for the 2015 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens sees the tournament retaining its...