St John’s College…17

St George’s College…22

HARARE – “It was a typical game of two halves, we were on the back-foot. We lost our nine (scum-half, Michael Chaniwa) for the first five minutes of the game then lost our talisman (Tinashe) Mudanga for most of the game and we went 17-3 down. So I guess we had our backs against the wall. The only thing we had to do was to fight. So at half-time my message was ‘I don’t coach people without heart. Go out there and show me what heart is. Hit every ruck, blitz every ruck. Fight for every scrap’ and that’s exactly what they did. And obviously, technically, our line-outs started to get working. And we got the points on the board. 19 unanswered points against St John’s on Honey (Field) is not anything you can look down upon on. So, I’m very chuffed for the victory, but we get back on Monday, humble ourselves, put our feet down, and start working on the next game.”

*Ricky Chirengende is coach of St George’s College and manager of Zimbabwe’s senior national Sevens team.


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