Articles tagged 'sables'

Time to start RWC 2023 preps 23 August 2018 HARARE - Sables coach Peter de Villiers has had mixed fortunes in his first season in charge of the national rugby team. The former Springboks coach was appointed in February this year just three month before the start of the 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold Cup campaign. This year's Gold Cup compet...
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 brace for Namibia 4 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Sables captain Denford Mutamangira is hopeful his side will register their first win in the 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold Cup when they take on Namibia at Hartsfield Stadium here this afternoon. Kick-off is at 3.30pm. Zimbabwe are winless in their previous three outings after drawing 2...
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...
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...
Mutamangira calls for discipline 27 June 2018 HARARE - Sables captain Denford Mutamangira believes his side needs to improve on their discipline in order to resurrect their 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold Cup campaign. Zimbabwe opened their campaign with a demoralising 23-23 home draw against the newly-promoted Morocco at Harare Sports Club on Ju...
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 ...
Captain Denford rallies Sables 16 June 2018 HARARE - Sables captain Denford Mutamangira believes Zimbabwe have a good chance of winning the 2018 rugby Afrique Gold Cup and qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan. The Sables kick-off their 2018 Gold Cup campaign with a home tie against the unknown quantity in Morocco at ...
De Villiers names five debutants 16 June 2018 HARARE - Sables coach Peter de Villiers has included five debutants in the team to face Morocco in the first game of the 2018 Rugby Afrique Gold Cup at Harare Sports Club Saturday. De Villiers, who will also be taking charge of his first Test since his appointment in February this year, includ...
De Villiers wants to win hearts 14 June 2018 HARARE - Sables coach Peter de Villiers (PDV) is hoping to win the hearts of local rugby fans by striking the right chords in Zimbabwe’s opening Rugby Afrique Gold Cup encounter against Morocco at Harare Sports Club this Saturday. Zimbabwe needs to win the Gold Cup in order to qualify for the ...
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...
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...
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...
Cronje's trail of misfortune 4 September 2017 HARARE - It's  always the punch that you don't see coming which knocks you out. For Guy Cronje that lights-out punch landed in 2015 just when all the pieces of his rugby career were falling into place. Even now, two years after being diagnosed with melanoma cancer and a specialist advised h...
Kanyangarara mulls SRC appeal 23 August 2017 HARARE - Suspended Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) vice president Nody Kanyangarara is contemplating launching an appeal against the Sports and Recreation Commission’s (SRC) decision. A fortnight ago, the SRC suspended ZRU president Nyararai Sibanda, his two vice presidents Kanyangara and Tapiwa Ma...
Cheetahs can reach WC: Mudariki 19 August 2017 HARARE – Zambezi Cheetahs captain Hilton Mudariki says the team has a strong chance of qualifying for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens finals to be held in San Francisco, United States. Zimbabwe need to reach the final of the Africa Cup Sevens tournament to be held in Kampala, Uganda in October...