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‘It’s time!’: Mtongwiza outlines ambitious vision for Zimrugby

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BY SPORTSCAST WRITER HARARE – Losson Mtongwiza has always had a romantic connection to the Rugby World Cup since he keenly followed Zimbabwe’s progress at the 1991 edition as a star-struck 17-year-old Prince Edward schoolboy. That early experience for the famed...

Gerald Sibanda: ‘I’ll use the same energy and spirit that I used as a...

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BY SPORTSCAST WRITER HARARE – Gerald Sibanda, the former Zimbabwe rugby international who is now vying to head the game in his homeland, has promised to deliver with “the same energy and spirit” he was known for as a player. The...

World Cup-winning assistant coach Gert Smal joins Beast in helping Zimbabwe out

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BY SPORTSCAST WRITER HARARE – Former Springbok assistant coach Gert Smal, who helped South Africa win the 2007 World Cup under Jake White, has been assisting Zimbabwe’s national team as a consultant for Saturday’s international friendly with Zambia. Smal was also...

De Souza relishes beating ex-Springbok coach Allister Coetzee

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BY SPORTSCAST WRITER HARARE – Zimbabwe Under-20 rugby coach Shaun De Souza says his team’s victory over a Namibian side coached by former South Africa senior team boss Allister Coetzee was “special” and tested his bench’s coaching skills. Hosts Zimbabwe, who...

Zim juggernaut faces stern Namibian test as Shaun makes tactical changes

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BY SPORTSCAST WRITER HARARE – Seemingly unstoppable Zimbabwe have opted for the quicker scrumhalf qualities of Kholwani Moyo – among other tactical changes – as next up comes more formidable opposition in the form of Namibia later this afternoon. Hosts Zimbabwe...

‘People that talk don’t know how I coach’: De Souza hits back at criticism...

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BY ENOCK MUCHINJO HARARE – Zimbabwe Under-20 rugby coach Shaun De Souza has described his coaching approach as “horses for courses” in reaction to criticism of his team despite the Junior Sables’ 46-21 over Tunisia on day one Youth Africa...

Beast wishes Sharks prodigy Tino Mavesere can stay with Zimbabwe

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BY ENOCK MUCHINJO HARARE – South Africa World Cup-winner Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira has described Sharks loose-forward Tinotenda Mavesere as a “special talent”, but the now retired front-rower would like to see the young Zimbabwean continue his international career with his...

Ex-Springbok Chavhanga applauds boyhood teammate’s appointment: ‘Zim has gained a young, dynamic coach’

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BY SPORTSCAST WRITER HARARE – Former South Africa winger Tonderai Chavhanga feels new Zimbabwe coach Piet Benade can “unleash the full potential” of the neighouring country, backing his former schoolboy rugby teammate to deliver success. Record-breaking Chavhanga, who scored a record...

PIET BENADE NAMED NEW ZIMBABWE RUGBY TEAM COACH

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BY SPORTSCAST WRITER HARARE – Piet Benade, the former Western Province fly-half, has been named new national team coach of his native Zimbabwe on interim basis. 42-year-old Benade is best remembered back home in Zimbabwe as a magnificent playmaker for Harare’s...

Wheeling University: An American home away from home for Zimbabwe’s bright prospects

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BY ENOCK MUCHINJO HARARE – Getting over homesickness, even for a tough-as-teak rugby player, can be hard if you’re a university student living and studying in distant lands. Wheeling University in the United States however now feels like a little Harare...

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Zimbabwe defeat Netherlands ahead of crucial qualifiers

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BY SPORTSCAST WRITER HARARE – Zimbabwe (in this group picture before the match) gave themselves a huge morale booster on Saturday ahead of next week’s...

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