Articles tagged 'rugby'

Sportivo end season unbeaten 28 August 2018 HARARE -  Harare Sports Club (HSC) coach Daniel Hondo and his charges are basking in glory after ending the 2018 National Rugby League season unbeaten with a 26-14 home win over Old Georgians (OGs) on Saturday. Sportivo managed to score four tries through fullback Tadius Hwata, wing Takudzwa F...
De Villers slams World Rugby 21 August 2018 HARARE - Sables coach Peter de Villers, had no kind words for World Rugby after watching his side secure their Rugby Afrique Gold Cup status with a crucial win over Uganda at the weekend. Zimbabwe went into the match against the Cranes at the Kyadondo Rugby Grounds needing nothing short of vic...
Sables go for broke 18 August 2018 KAMPALA - With their Rugby Afrique Gold Cup status at stake, Zimbabwe captain Denford Mutamangira has called upon his teammates to prove their worth in today’s crucial clash against Uganda. The Sables need nothing short of a win this afternoon at the Kyadondo Rugby Grounds in the heart of Kamp...
Sables fall again 5 August 2018 Zimbabwe....................(7) 28 Namibia......................(27) 58 HARARE - Scoring four tries against Namibia here yesterday was not enough consolation for the Sables as they continue their search for a first win in the 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold Cup. Flanker Connor Pritchard, centre ...
Sables shift base 29 July 2018 HARARE - Without a win in three Rugby Afrique Gold Cup matches, the Sables are hoping playing at Hartsfield Stadium in Bulawayo will inspire them to their first victory in the competition. Zimbabwe take on old nemesis Namibia at the home of local rugby this coming Saturday in a potentially exp...
ZRU makes Sables changes 13 July 2018 HARARE - Following the Sables’ poor start in the 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold Cup, the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) has made a number of changes in their technical and management structures. Zimbabwe started their campaign to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup finals to be held in Japan with a 23-2...
XP Horns fight back 6 July 2018 HARARE - XP Horns fought back to dislodge Police Defenders 27-22 in a National A League Rugby match at Belgravia Sports Club last weekend. The entertaining match saw the scores level at the breather 15 apiece but as early as the second minute in the second period, Police went over the whitewas...
Tunisia Rugby slams Sables 5 July 2018 HARARE - In a surprising turn of events, the Tunisia Rugby Union (TRU) has unashamedly denounced the behaviour of the Sables players after they refused to take board in a “substandard hotel”. The Sables are scheduled to take on Tunisia in a 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold Cup match on Saturday. [Ad...
Tunisia horror for Sables 4 July 2018 HARARE - The Sables players had to sleep on the streets in Tunisia on Monday night after they refused to put up in a sub-standard hotel and protested non-payment of allowances by the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU). Zimbabwe is scheduled to take on Tunisia on Saturday in a 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold C...
Sables in must-win encounter 30 June 2018 HARARE - The Sables need at least a win in today’s 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold Cup clash against Kenya in Nairobi to keep their hopes of qualifying for the 2019 Rugby World Cup alive. The match kicks off at 2pm local time at the RFUEA Ground in Nairobi. Following the demoralising 23-23 draw wit...
Queensdale to host rugby tournament 27 June 2018 HARARE - Queensdale Primary School will host the second edition of the Mbare/Hatfield District Rugby Tournament on Saturday as they continue their efforts to popularise the sport at grassroots level. A total of 10 schools in the district have confirmed their participation at the tournament inc...
Sloppy Sables held by Morocco 17 June 2018 Zimbabwe..................(14) 23 Morocco.....................(16) 23 HARARE - Zimbabwe's quest to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup suffered a major blow when the Sables were held to a disappointing home draw by Morocco in a Rugby Afrique Gold Cup match yesterday. The Sables made so ...
Sables begin camp 8 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national rugby side will begin their final camp on Sunday ahead of the 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold Cup opener against Morocco at Harare Sports Club on June 16. This will be Peter de Villiers' first Test in charge of the Sables after his appointment in February this year. T...
De Villiers now believes 7 June 2018 HARARE - With just over a week before the Sables take on Morocco in their first 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold Cup match, coach Peter de Villiers is convinced his side is now ready for the battle to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The Sables take on the North Africans at Harare Sports ...
Sables conclude SA tour 1 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national rugby team returned from Tshwane, South Africa where they had been for the past week preparing for the 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold Cup. The Sables begin their Gold Cup campaign with a home encounter at Police Grounds on June 16 against North African side Morocco. ...
Sables get down to business 23 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national rugby side began their week-long training camp in South Africa on Monday with a workout at the High Performance Centre (HPC) in Tshwane. With their first 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold Cup match against Morocco a little over three weeks away, the Sables are eager to mak...
Sables commend training camp 18 May 2018 HARARE – The Sables believe they have covered ground during their just-ended two-day training camp at Falcon College in Esigodini this week. Zimbabwe were using the training camp as part of their preparations for the forthcoming 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold Cup campaign which starts next month. ...
Rugby returns at Belgravia Sports Club 15 May 2018 HARARE - Rugby action returned at Belgravia Sports Club (BSC) for the first time in 20 years last weekend with Xp Horns beating Police Defenders 33-23 in an entertaining National A league encounter. Horns were down 12 -0 after 10 minutes with Police leading at half time 18 - 15, thanks to a gu...
Hillcrest College emerge as giants 8 May 2018 MUTARE - Mutare-based Hillcrest College proved that they have what it takes to challenge the order in the local schoolboy rugby circles following an impressive 2018 Dairibord Schools Rugby Festival campaign. The schoolboy rugby jamboree ended at the weekend at Prince Edward School with some of...
Chavhanga's high hopes for Sables 14 April 2018 HARARE - Former Springboks wing Tonderai Chavhanga believes the Sables have a very good chance of making it to next year’s Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan. Chavhanga is back in Zimbabwe and is set to take part in today’s exhibition game between the Zambezi Steelers and South African side t...
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...
Zim sports on the forefront in 2018 2 January 2018 HARARE - After a relatively modest 2017, local sport is going to be on the world map in 2018 as various Zimbabwean teams will be in action. While most of the attention will be centred on football since it is the sport with the largest following, there is, however, no denying that 2018 is going...
Mlotshwa appointed Sables committee chair 30 December 2017 HARARE - Prominet lawyer Gerald Mlotshwa has been appointed chairperson of the organising committee of Zimbabwe’s rugby team — Sables. Mlotshwa, a devout rugby fan and sponsor, this past season he spearheaded the formation of Sables Trust through his law firm Titan Law. The committee is the...
ZRU finances in shambles 10 November 2017 HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) enquiry into the affairs of the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) has revealed lack of financial principles at the union. The SRC tasked a commission led by commissioner Clement Mukwasi to probe ZRU following the suspension of president Nyararai Sib...
SRC shames ZRU leadership 10 November 2017 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) president Nyararai Sibanda usurped the role of ex-chief executive Colleen de Jong in order to siphon funds from the union. This is one of the allegations contained in the report compiled by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) commission that wa...