Articles tagged 'zru'

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 ...
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...
'Nyamutsamba not fit for Cheetahs' 8 November 2017 HARARE - Zambezi Cheetahs coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba is not qualified to hold the position according to a report on the state of local rugby compiled by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC). This is despite Nyamutsamba recently leading the national Sevens side to qualification for the 201...
ZRU to name coaches 7 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) Special General Meeting(SGM) held at the weekend ushered in an interim board led by Russell Karimazondo as its president whose mandate is to run the affairs of the local game until fresh elections in December. Another immediate task for the interim board...
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...
Suspended ZRU board members appeals 22 September 2017 HARARE - Suspended members of the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) have launched an appeal with the Administrative Court of Zimbabwe following their expulsion on August 8. As a result, the court has ordered the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) to provide the registrar within the next 30 days w...
ZRU interim board unveiled 29 August 2017 HARARE - Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) president Edward Siwela has challenged the interim Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) committee appointed by Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane yesterday to work towards reviving the sport. Former Sables wing Russel Karimazondo will be the new ZRU inter...
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...
I'm only human: ZRU chief 22 August 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) chief executive officer Blessing Chiutare says he will not let detractors sidetrack him from doing his job after his CV was leaked on social media at the weekend. The local game is currently comatose after the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) two weeks...
Confusion over Sables coach 19 August 2017 HARARE – The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) says they have sacked Sables coach Cyprian Mandenge but on the other hand, the coach says the decision is null and void. ZRU chief executive Blessing Chiutare, who has been tasked to run the union's affairs after the suspension of the board led by Nyarar...
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...
SRC to name interim ZRU board 12 August 2017 HARARE – This Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) says it's going to take at least six months or a year for them to decisively deal with the turmoil in local rugby. SRC board chairperson Edward Siwela said they will soon be naming an interim executive to run the affairs of the Zimbabwe Rugb...
Mutamangira calls for unity 9 August 2017 HARARE - After another disastrous Rugby Afrique Gold Cup campaign, Sables captain Denford Mutamangira says blaming coach Cyprian Mandenge will not end the team's deeply-rooted problems. At the same time, the Sports and Recreation Commission last night dissolved the entire Zimbabwe Rugby Union ...
I haven't failed: Mandenge 8 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe rugby coach Cyprian Mandenge insists he is the right man for the job despite presiding over another disastrous Rugby Afrique Gold Cup campaign. The Sables narrowly retained their Gold Cup status after finishing in fifth place in Africa's top tier rugby competition following f...
Sables remain in Gold Cup but... 7 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe rugby breathed a sigh of relief after the Sables retained their Rugby Afrique Gold Cup status by the skin of their teeth following another 38-12 defeat to Uganda on Saturday. But questions remain whether the current set-up can pull the sport out of its current predicament and...
Cries of an injured Sable 1 August 2017 HARARE - Despite playing in the discomfort of his collar-bone injury for the last two games of the Africa Gold Cup qualifiers, Sables captain Denford Mutumangira is still willing to lose even his leg or arm if that is what it takes for Zimbabwe to avoid relegation on Saturday. The national fla...
We let the Sables down: ZRU 24 June 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) has admitted that preparations for the Sables' Rugby Afrique Gold Cup opening match away to Senegal today were not satisfactory. The Sables kick off their campaign for qualification campaign for the 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup with both coach Cyprian Mand...
Mandenge laments depleted squad 16 June 2017 HARARE – Sables coach Cyprian Mandenge (pictured) has bemoaned the absence of some of his key players ahead of the team's first Test match of 2017 away to Senegal in the Africa Cup on June 24. The Zimbabwe national rugby side travel to Dakar hoping to kick-start their Africa Cup campaign on a ...
Sables training squad named 9 June 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) yesterday announced a training squad of 30 players for the next month's African Cup Test match against Senegal at Hartsfield in Bulawayo. The team comprise seven foreign-based players in prop Lawrence Cleminson, Witness Mandizha (lock), Biselele Tshamala...
Sables impress Mandenge 7 June 2017 HARARE - Despite poor organisation by the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) that characterised the Sables' international friendly against Zambia last weekend, coach Cyprian Mandenge was pleased with his side's performance. The Sables ran in six tries on their way to an emphatic 64-3 victory over the ...
Harare Sports Club slam ZRU 6 June 2017 HARARE - Harare Sports Club (HSC) has given Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) an ultimatum over the use of their facilities as more problems dog the aftermath of last weekend's chaotic international friendly against Zambia.  For starters, the Sables trained only once ahead of Saturday's evening match...
ZRU's organisational comedy 6 June 2017 HARARE - Goodness me! It took a long six months into this year for local rugby authorities to arrange the Zimbabwe-Zambia encounter on Saturday evening. But first things first . . . The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) — I hate that long, unchanging name in this era of short, sexy brand names, as...
Sables in crisis 3 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe rugby plunged deeper into crisis this week after the Sables failed to train for a single session ahead of this afternoon's international friendly against Zambia at Harare Sports Club. The Sables are using the match, a World Rugby-sanctioned friendly, to prepare for the 2017 A...
Local rugby action back 9 April 2017 HARARE - Starved ardent rugby followers have something to cheer following the re-introduction of the Intercity League, formerly known as the National Rugby League (NRL). The rebranded and expanded Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) Intercity League is set to kick off on April 15 following its lengthy ...