Articles tagged 'dawson'

Falcon soar over Tigers 11 May 2015 HARARE - Falcon College rugby coach Brendan Dawson believes his side have yet to hit full stride despite dispatching Prince Edward School 43-19 on Saturday. Falcon soared over the Tigers with a solid pack that dominated set pieces whilst PE's woes were compounded with handling errors. The w...
ZRU advertise coaching posts 20 December 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) has started the hunt to replace national team coaches for all representative teams. Headlining the vacant posts is the Zimbabwe national rugby coach, a position currently held by former captain Brendan Dawson. Other posts vacant include the Zimbabwe Seven...
'Sables can rock Russia' 28 July 2014 HARARE - Shunning any sense of inferiority and bringing their A game to the rugby-mad Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk next Saturday is what Zimbabwe national rugby team coach Brendan Dawson is hoping will catch Russia cold. The challenge of an 11 hour journey to Moscow is not the only test facing...
Sables ring changes for old nemesis Namibia 1 July 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe have made two tactical changes from the team that hammered Madagascar 55-27 on Saturday for Wednesday's second World Cup qualifiers clash with rivals Namibia in Antanan Hooker Simba Mandioma replaces Old Georgians club mate Keith Murray in the second row while Njabulo Ndlov...
Sables in bright start 30 June 2014 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national rugby team put one foot forward in their quest to earn a 2015 World Cup berth after a walloping the hosts Madagascar 22-57 in this coastal city of Antananarivo on Saturday. The Sables outweighed and outmuscled the hosts at the breakdown and scrum time, duly racin...
Four uncapped players for Sables opener 28 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe have named four debutants in the starting line-up for today’s World Cup qualification tournament opener against hosts Madagascar in Antananarivo. The match will be broadcast live on Supersport 9 at 2pm. Lions half-back Gut Cronje starts in the number 10 jersey on debut whi...
Sables name 7 uncapped players in WC squad 26 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe yesterday named a fairly decent 26-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup qualifiers which begin at the weekend in Madagascar in a bold team selection which has not been without its critics. Coach Brendan Dawson went for seven uncapped players, quite a huge gamble heading int...
Sables team announcement today 25 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe national rugby coach Brandon Dawson will today announce his final 26-member touring party for the 2015 World Cup qualifying tournament which is set to start in Madagascar this Saturday. For the past two weeks, Dawson and his technical team had been fine-tuning the squad and l...
How the Sables should line up 23 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's preparations for month-end’s World Cup qualifiers stepped up a gear with a Possibles versus Probables clash at Harare Sports Club on Friday evening, giving the coaches a chance to weigh options in the only opportunity the Sables will have to real-match situation before the Mad...
Injury scare for Sables 21 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe national rugby team survived injury concerns yesterday after a number of players limped off during a warm up match between the Wildebeast XV and the Impala XV here. Prop Denford Mutamangira was first on the injury list after picking up a concussion before hooker Simba Mandioma ...
Sables coaching staff still hopeful 20 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe rugby coach Brendan Dawson and technical director Liam Middleton believe the Sables have the quality to beat all three teams standing in the way of a first World Cup in 21 years despite lacklustre preparation. The Sables head to Madagascar for the qualifiers to face the hosts...
Dawson focuses on breakdown, ruck 18 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe rugby coach Brendan Dawson believes his side’s breakdown play and ruck technique is a key area they’ll need to improve ahead of the Sables’ World Cup qualifiers in Madagascar at the end of the month. Dawson presided over the team’s first field training session at St John’s Co...
'Survival of fittest' for Sables 17 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe rugby team fitness guru Grant Mitchell has raised concern over the players’ fitness level ahead of month-end’s World Cup qualification tournament in Madagascar. The players went through a fitness test during first day of camp at Innovative High Performance Centre in Harare ye...
Sables still believe 13 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe rugby coach Brendan Dawson is still optimistic of Zimbabwe’s chances of qualifying for next year’s Rugby World Cup despite lack of adequate preparations. The Sables’ are set to take part in the Conference of Africa Rugby's quadrangular tournament in Madagascar at the end of t...
TJ is in, says Dawson 4 June 2014 HARARE - Confusion continues over the make-up of the Sables squad with coach Brendan Dawson yesterday insisting that Old Hararians eighthman TJ Chifokoyo is in the squad picked for the World Cup qualifiers despite missing from the list released by the union last week. Chifokoyo was glaringly m...
Dawson delighted with squad composition 23 October 2013 HARARE – Zimbabwe rugby coach Brendan Dawson says he is “excited” by the availability of new overseas-based players for the Sables' tour of Namibia next month. Centre Sean Moan, scrumhalf Hilton Mudariki and loose forward Kingsley Lang, all plying their trade at clubs in England, were confirme...