CAPE TOWN – Zimbabwe are hoping to bounce back from three heavy defeats over the past three matches as the Currie Cup draw to a close, and have a chosen a strengthened side to face Valke on Saturday at Wynberg High School in Cape Town.

New star eighth-man Nyasha Tarusenga is one of the players to look out for as the Zimbabweans hope to finish the Currie Cup First Division on a high note, with two more matches remaining before they fly out to France for the important World Cup qualifiers in July.

Another key addition to the Zimbabwe squad is tight-head prop Cleopas Kundiona (pictured), who comes into the Currie Cup for the first time and starts on the bench.

23-year Kundiona is currently with French club Stade Olympique Chambéry.


Starting line-up: 1. Tyran Fagan 2. Liam Larkan 3. Bornwell Gwinji 4. Sean Beevor 5. Godfrey Mangenje 6. Kelvin Kanenungo 7. Aiden Burnett 8. Nyasha Tarusenga 9. Hilton Mudariki (captain) 10. Marcus Nel 11. Brendon Marume 12. Taku Chieza 13. Matthew McNab 14. Shayne Makombe 15. Shingi Katsvere.

Bench: 16. Matthew Mandioma 17. Victor Mupunga 18. Cleopas Kundiona 19. Godwin Mangenje 20. Johan Du Preez 21. Kyle Galloway 22. Conor Kennedy 23. Biselele Tshamala.


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