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De Villiers fires salvo at ZRU after sacking

FORMER Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has lashed out at the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) after reports that he had been fired as the Sables' head coach. De Villiers was appointed Zimbabwe head coach ...Read more

De Villiers fires salvo at ZRU after sacking

30 May 2019 | 1029 Views
FORMER Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has lashed out at the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) after reports that he had been fired as the Sables' head coach. De Villiers was appointed Zimbabwe head coach ...

by Staff reporter

Who will win the 2018/19 HSBC World Rugby Sevens series?

29 May 2019 | 402 Views
Fiji climbed to the top of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens table this week by winning the London Sevens for the second year running. They secured a thumping 43-7 victory over USA at Twickenham and that sa...

by Staff writer

Another Zimbabwean 'Beast' charms Sharks

24 May 2019 | 335 Views
LAST time a prop from Zimbabwe arrived at Sharks' Kings Park Stadium in Durban, he would turn out to be a record-breaking international player for South Africa - one of the world game's greats....

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe Women's seven's side coach steps down

22 May 2019 | 415 Views
Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) would like to announce that Abigail Kawonza has stepped down from her national team coaching position in pursuit of other top portfolios she holds with the ZRU and World Rug...

by Staff reporter

Mandivenga named Zimbabwe Rugby Academy skipper

03 May 2019 | 381 Views
Zimbabwe Rugby Academy has named Brendan Mandivenga as the team's captain ahead of their inaugural stint in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge in South Africa.Mandivenga has since High School been...

by Staff reporter

Acid Test for Zimbabwe Rugby Academy as they face Border Bulldogs

27 April 2019 | 899 Views
It will be a tough test for the Zimbabwe Rugby Academy when they face the Border Bulldogs on Sunday (April 28) at 1430hrs in the debut appearance at the SuperSport Rugby Challenge at the Sisa Dukashe ...

by APO

What can new league learn from the Australian NRL?

23 April 2019 | 537 Views
February 2019 opened a new chapter in the history of Zimbabwean Rugby League, with four teams competing against one another for two spots in a planned six-team NRL league. Its purpose is obvious, in t...

by Staff Writer

Chavhanga excited about new Zimbabwe role

21 April 2019 | 487 Views
AFTER a remarkable career which saw him rise from humble beginnings in Zimuto to become the fastest rugby player on the planet at the peak of his athletic powers, record-breaking former South Africa s...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe paid dearly for another slow start in addition to a series of errors

20 April 2019 | 488 Views
Madagascar's resilience and crafty ball handling skills got earned them promotion into the Under-20 Barthes Cup after they broke the hearts of spirited Zimbabwe 25-27 at Prince Edward High School....

by APO

2019 Rugby World Cup

11 February 2019 | 256 Views
Another World Cup year has finally arrived in the Rugby World as Japan get set to host the ninth edition of the competition. It is set to take place between September 20th and finishing on the 2nd...

by Staff Reporter

A quick look at some of the teams in the upcoming 2019 NRL season

31 January 2019 | 954 Views
A Quick Look at Some of the Teams in the Upcoming 2019 NRL Season There's no question that 2018 was the year of the Roosters. The Sydney...

by Tom Bewes

Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira named Sharks vice-captain

17 January 2019 | 743 Views
Head coach Robert du Preez has announced that scrumhalf Louis Schreuder will captain the Sharks during the 2019 Super Rugby tournament. This role is not completely new to Schreuder as he capta...

by Staff reporter

Peter de Villiers to quit Sables

26 October 2018 | 796 Views
ZIMBABWE national rugby team coach Peter de Villiers could fail to see out his two-year contract as Sables coach after revealing that he is considering quitting his post due to family reasons....

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe's Rugby Revolution: How Victory and the Internet are Changing Perceptions

23 October 2018 | 1153 Views
When it comes to rugby in Africa, South Africa has always been the game's continental home. Although the country's reputation had been established before 2007, the ...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean born shows why he is the class act of international rugby

20 August 2018 | 995 Views
Wallaby David Pocock has again shown why he is the class act of international rugby.According to the ...

by Sport24

Tendai Mtawarira tops SA Super Rugby's highest earners

05 August 2018 | 4069 Views
ZIMBABABWE-BORN Springboks legend Tendai Mtawarira is the highest-earning South African rugby player in the Super Rugby competition after pocketing R3 744 796 last season, according to reports from So...

by Staff reporter

Rugby World Cup African Qualifiers: Zimbabwe Sables incorporate the RWC7s Cheetahs into their structure

29 July 2018 | 474 Views
HARARE - On Saturday 4 August 2018, Zimbabwe will face Namibia at the newly renovated Hartsfield Grounds in Bulawayo. Zimbabwe began its 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup campaign on a lukewarm note with a d...

by APO

Beast surprises Milton rugby team

06 July 2018 | 2047 Views
CELEBRATED rugby star, Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira, made a surprise visit to Milton High School's first team rugby, the Milton Elephants, and gave a motivational talk and held a mini training session at ...

by Staff reporter

Tunisia blame Zim over rugby accommodation debacle

04 July 2018 | 3815 Views
The Tunisia Rugby Union has hit back with a strongly worded statement following revelations that the Zimbabwe national team were forced to sleep on the streets of Tunis on Monday night. On Tue...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe national rugby team forced to sleep on the streets of Tunisia

03 July 2018 | 4505 Views
The Zimbabwe rugby team has reportedly taken to sleeping on the streets of Tunisia allegedly as a result lack of funds.The Zimbabweans, who lost 45-36 to Kenya in a Rugby World Cup qualifier l...

by News24

Rugby Africa Gold Cup: Final Touches Made as Kenya Readies for Zimbabwe

29 June 2018 | 508 Views
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Kenya Simbas and Zimbabwe held their final touches on Friday at RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi Kenya ahead of their Saturday's clash from 3pm local time.Sables head coach Pet...

by Stephen Jakes

Sables coach's moment of truth

10 June 2018 | 475 Views
OVER the course of his storied coaching career, that stretches over two decades, Sables coach Peter de Villiers has been called many things.Charismatic, seasoned, pioneer, wordsmith not to men...

by Staff reporter

Peter de Villiers prepares Zim for World Cup challenge

05 June 2018 | 222 Views
Zimbabwe, under the guidance of former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers, are preparing to continue their 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifying campaign.The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will take place in ...

by Staff reporter

WATCH: De Villiers urges youth to aim high

06 May 2018 | 414 Views
ZIMBABWE senior rugby team coach, Peter de Villiers has challenged youngsters who participated in the third edition of the AMG Global Junior Rugby Coaching Festival at Falcon College to have self beli...

by Staffr eporter

Zimbabwe seeks spot at 2019 World Cup

17 April 2018 | 570 Views
IT was certainly one of the more surprising appointments of 2018 when Peter De Villiers was announced as Zimbabwe's new head coach in February.His considerable task is to guide the country to ...

by Staff reporter

Peter de Villiers gets assistants

12 April 2018 | 553 Views
IT keeps getting better for the Sables with the Zimbabwe senior rugby side yesterday getting two more key members to coach Peter de Villiers's technical crew as they step up their preparations for the...

by Staff reporter

Sables to play Barbarian Lions

25 February 2018 | 548 Views
AS part of preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifiers, the Zimbabwe senior national team will next month play against Barbarians Lions from South Africa.Zimbabwe Rugby Union presiden...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe Appoints a former South African coach as the New National XV's Head Coach

08 February 2018 | 557 Views
CAPE TOWN - Peter de Villiers has officially been appointed this morning as the new head coach of Zimbabwe's national team ("the Sables"). His mission is to qualify the team for the next Rugby World C...

by APO

Peter de Villiers named Zimbabwe coach

07 February 2018 | 2105 Views
Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has been unveiled as the new head coach of the Zimbabwe national team.READ: I warned Allister about SA Rugby - Peter de VilliersDe Villiers, wh...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwean-born Williams lights up English rugby

20 November 2017 | 540 Views
Watch Mike Williams on the pitch and you'll see a physical, hard-working forward hitting rucks and making tackles.Off it though, the Zimbabwean-born Leicester Tigers flanker has developed a lo...

by Staff reporter

All Blacks 57 - 0 Springbok

16 September 2017 | 588 Views
The All Blacks eclipsed their record for a winning margin against a Springbok team that was notched the previous time these teams met as they routed their old foe 57-0 in a Castle Lager Rugby Champion...

by Supersport

Former players donate kit to Highlanders Rugby FC

13 June 2017 | 687 Views
FORMER players have donated new playing kit to Highlanders Rugby Football Club for use in the Intercity League.Highlanders Rugby Football Club chairman Themba Phiri received the donation of 23...

by Staff reporter

Stampede in Harare

27 January 2017 | 1210 Views
TOURING Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais says Zimbabwe should try and forge more partnerships with the South Africa rugby system to enhance the opportunities of growing the sport in the country....

by Staff reporter

Vodacom Bulls, Emirates Lions and DHL Stormers go to Zimbabwe

21 January 2017 | 387 Views
MORE than 30 former and current Springbok talents will be on show next Saturday when Zimbabwe host top South Africa franchises for the DHL Super Rugby Weekend at the National Sports Stadium....

by Staff reporter

Rugby stalwart launches academy in Mutare

05 January 2017 | 563 Views
Mutare born and rugby stalwart who is based at Celcy Sharks Sevens Academy Ngoni Chibuwe has launched a rugby academy in Mutare to give back to the community that nurtured him.Driven by the pa...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe Rugby union hunt for new coach's to work for free

31 August 2016 | 1012 Views
Zimbabwe Rugby Union is seeking to engage new   Sables head  coach and team manager.However, it is offering no salaries for the positions.The contract is a four year...

by Thobekile Zhou

Bulawayo-born rugby star in England squad

07 August 2016 | 704 Views
BULAWAYO-born rugby star Michael Williams continues to make great strides in his career after he was included in a 45-men provisional elite England training squad for a pre-season camp which started y...

by Sports Reporter

Zimbabwe Sables apologise for Kenyan humiliation

14 July 2016 | 969 Views
The Zimbabwe senior men's rugby team, the Sables, have apologised for the poor performance during the 61-15 mauling at the hands of Kenya last weekend during the Africa Cup Group 1A match at the P...

by Sports reporter

Tag Rugby fights against gender stereotype

24 June 2016 | 1268 Views
Tag rugby has been identified as a sport which challenges gender stereotyping as it has a team which compromises both femininities and encourages women to participate in activities which were previous...

by Staff Reporter

Matebele Warriors' hopes shattered

24 May 2016 | 3853 Views
BULAWAYO'S Matabeleland Warriors surrendered a narrow 5-3 halftime lead to lose 17-26 to Old Hararians in the semi-final of the Gold Cup qualifiers played at Hartsfield Stadium on Saturday.War...

by Ricky Zililo

Cheetahs beat Vodacom Bulls in Harare

07 February 2016 | 1541 Views
Vodacom Bulls. (3) 10 - (14) 28 Toyota CheetahsTHE Toyota Cheetahs beat their Super Rugby rivals in front of a small but appreciative crowd at the National Sports Stadium yesterday.Neither...

by Tinashe Kusema

Zimbabwe charms SA's Vodacom Bulls

07 February 2016 | 1488 Views
SOUTH African Super Rugby franchise Vodacom Bulls have pledged to return to Zimbabwe and make the Zimbabwe Champions' Cup a part of their annual program.The three time Super Rugby champions we...

by Tinashe Kusema

SA rugby giants Zimbabwe-bound

28 January 2016 | 2380 Views
TRADITIONAL rivals Prince Edward Tigers and Churchill Bulldogs are set to be the main curtain-raisers next Saturday when South Africa's Super Rugby giants Vodacom Blue Bulls and Toyota Cheetahs clash ...

by Paul Munyuki

Zimbabwe club rugby officially incorporated into the SA system

15 December 2015 | 2079 Views
ZIMBABWE'S club rugby received a major boost after it was officially incorporated into the South African system with next year's national champions expected to take part in the Gold Cup tournament tha...

by Sports Reporter

Zimbabwe Rugby Union names squad

02 December 2015 | 1979 Views
THE Zimbabwe Rugby Union have taken their first step in preparing for the Junior World Trophy tournament by naming a 54-member extended training squad but Francis Mungwari is the only player missing f...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean-born activist in Rugby World Cup final

26 October 2015 | 3959 Views
Teddington - The Australia squad heading into the Rugby World Cup final is an eclectic mix, described by coach Michael Cheika as "jokers, lovers, and fighters."David Pocock, the Zimbabwe-born ...

by AFP

South African rugby referee roused the ire of rugby union fans

19 October 2015 | 5231 Views
Rugby World Cup referee Craig Joubert has roused the ire of rugby union fans after he capped a performance of debatable quality in the Australia-Scotland quarter-final by sprinting off the pitch at ...

by Sean Gibson

South Africa to help develop Zimbabwe rugby

08 October 2015 | 3733 Views
ZIMBABWE club rugby could soon be incorporated into the South African Rugby Union structures with SARU project manager for club rugby Duane Heath expected in the country tomorrow to watch the Northern...

by Staff reporter

England wanted to bribe rugby officials?

05 October 2015 | 3688 Views
London - World Rugby said on Monday it is investigating reports that England coaching staff made an illegal approach to match officials at half-time in their devastating loss by Australia.Acco...

by AFP

Hosts England bombs out of Rugby World Cup 2015

04 October 2015 | 2807 Views
England have been dumped out of the Rugby World Cup after losing 33-13 at Twickenham on Saturday evening.England trailed 17-3 at the break but buoyed by passionate home support launched a stun...

by Staff reporter

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