Articles tagged 'sevens'

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...
No one is safe: Nyamutsamba 10 October 2017 HARARE - Zambezi Cheetahs coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba insists players must earn their place in the squad for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament. Zimbabwe earned their place for the tournament to be held in San Francisco, United States after finishing in second place at the just-ended Afr...
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...
Nyamutsamba rallies Zambezi Cheetahs 4 October 2017 HARARE - The Zambezi Cheetahs have put their Maseru celebrations on hold to focus on the Africa Cup that gets underway in Kampala, Uganda this Friday with the sole purpose of making it to next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco in the USA. The Zimbabwe Sevens rugby team accounted f...
Cheetahs sweat over Mudariki 3 October 2017 HARARE - The Zambezi Cheetahs are hoping captain Hilton Mudariki will be fit to take part in the Africa Cup Sevens rugby tournament which gets underway in Kampala, Uganda on Friday. Mudariki has been struggling with a hamstring injury he picked up in last month's Lusaka Sevens tournament in Za...
Nyamutsamba picks his men 30 September 2017 HARARE - Zambezi Cheetahs coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba has named his final 12-man squad for next weekend's Africa Cup Sevens tournament to be held in Kampala, Uganda. Zimbabwe have been placed in Pool B for the tournament which starts next Saturday in the Ugandan capital together with Madagascar,...
Cheetahs leave for Zambia 1 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Sevens rugby coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba is pleased with the way his team is shaping up ahead of the Africa Cup Sevens finals in Kampala, Uganda next month. The Zambezi Cheetahs are scheduled to leave for Zambia this morning for the Lusaka Sevens tournament where they will step...
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...
Pritchard blow for Cheetahs 22 August 2017 HARARE – The Zambezi Cheetahs' preparations for the 2017 Africa Cup Sevens rugby tournament suffered a major blow following the injury to Australia-based flanker Connor Pritchard. Pritchard underwent surgery to repair a fractured jaw yesterday morning and will only return to the field after th...
Makombe relishes France move 20 August 2017 HARARE - Zambezi Cheetahs backline player Shayne Makombe hopes to one day break into the lucrative Pro 14 rugby league after signing for French Federale 3 side Rugby Club Compiegnois (RCC). Makombe is scheduled to leave for France later this week to join up with his new teammates as they prepa...
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...
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-...
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...
Sevens championship explodes at PE 29 November 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Rugby Sevens chairman Donald Mangenje says the country is more than capable of hosting a successful Confederations of African Rugby (Car) Sevens Africa Cup this weekend. “I can say we are ready for the tournament,” Mangenje told the Daily News yesterday at Prince Edward, the ...
OGs extend Sevens dominance 17 November 2014 HARARE - Old Georgians continued their dominance on the Zimbabwean rugby sevens scene after overcoming Harare Sports Club 24 - 15 in the final of the latest round of the Sevens Summer Series on Saturday. Ably guided by the exploits of stalwarts Jacques Leitao, Fortune Chipendu, Craig Elcombe a...
Sevens Summer Series gets underway 1 November 2014 HARARE - Local rugby starved spectators and players finally get some solace when the 2014 Sevens Summer Series gets underway in Bulawayo and Harare today. With the National Rugby League suspended over unavailability of funds, a number of the league’s top players have opted to search for greene...
ZRU in bid to raise $100k 14 October 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Rugby Union general manager Sifiso Made admits it is an uphill task to raise $100 000 required to host the Confederation of African Rugby (Car) Men Sevens tournament but is confident the money can be secured in time. The tournament kicks runs from November 29 to 30 at the Har...
Cheetahs off to flyer in Hong Kong 29 March 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Sevens rugby team got its Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens campaign off to perfect start after wins over Barbados and Chile in So Kon Po yesterday. Man-of-the-moment Stephan Hunduza epitomised Zimbabwe’s hunger for a spot as a core member on the 2014/15 HSBC World Sev...
ZRU name squads for International 7s 11 March 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) has released the country’s squads for the annual International Sevens Tournament at Harare Sports Club this weekend. Veteran Jacques Leitao captains the main national side, the Cheetahs, with upcoming England-based star Hilton Mudariki being chosen to skippe...