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Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Neptune » Mon, 17 Jul 2017, 05:34

This should be a very exciting test match. With Kenya coming off playing Senegal, The Simbas picked up several injuries due to the dirty play by the Senegalese.
The game will be in Bulawayo, where the Kenya Simbas beat the Zim Sables 61 -15 last year.
Match lists to follow up in the coming days.

Date : 22nd July 2017
Venue: Bulawayo Zimbabwe
Time : 1530 hrs (E.A.T)

Game to be broadcast live on Kwese Sports

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Sables4EVA » Mon, 17 Jul 2017, 12:24

The game last year was at the Police Grounds in Harare not Bulawayo. The ground being used in Bulawayo is Hartsfield.

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby danindech » Mon, 17 Jul 2017, 14:08

Any chance for Zimbabwe?

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby olivier » Mon, 17 Jul 2017, 14:50

danindech wrote:Any chance for Zimbabwe?

With a full team, they should beat Kenya. But they're far from full...

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby amz » Mon, 17 Jul 2017, 15:10

olivier wrote:
danindech wrote:Any chance for Zimbabwe?

With a full team, they should beat Kenya. But they're far from full...


Probably would be at the same level with Namibia...but since 2015 qualifiers I saw only understrength Zim teams ...

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Neptune » Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 05:09

Sables4EVA wrote:The game last year was at the Police Grounds in Harare not Bulawayo. The ground being used in Bulawayo is Hartsfield.


sorry, didn't know the specifics. My point is the Kenya Simbas put 61 over the Zim Sables. I hope we will have a happy hunting ground in Hartsfield too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfMQCiU_9eM&spfreload=5

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Sables4EVA » Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 07:08

There has been a big change in Zim rugby and the 61 point Kenya scored against us and the Uganda loss were statements made by certain factors within the game here. This weekends game will be a different story. We will add to our 12 wins against the Simbas, not to the 4 losses.

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Neptune » Wed, 19 Jul 2017, 05:56

Sables4EVA wrote:There has been a big change in Zim rugby and the 61 point Kenya scored against us and the Uganda loss were statements made by certain factors within the game here. This weekends game will be a different story. We will add to our 12 wins against the Simbas, not to the 4 losses.


Sables4EVA, I have never understood why zimbabwe rugby keeps on switching venues for test matches. For England, they are always held at Twickenham, In Uganda it's either Legends or Kyadondo grounds, and in Kenya it's always the RFUEA grounds in Nairobi. What could be the main reason for Zim always changing grounds? Is it that the ZRU don't have permanent grounds or what is it? previously games were held at Prince Edward high school, then moved to Police Grounds and now Hartsfield. Kindly explain further. Thanks.

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Wed, 19 Jul 2017, 16:51

Neptune wrote:
Sables4EVA wrote:There has been a big change in Zim rugby and the 61 point Kenya scored against us and the Uganda loss were statements made by certain factors within the game here. This weekends game will be a different story. We will add to our 12 wins against the Simbas, not to the 4 losses.


Sables4EVA, I have never understood why zimbabwe rugby keeps on switching venues for test matches. For England, they are always held at Twickenham, In Uganda it's either Legends or Kyadondo grounds, and in Kenya it's always the RFUEA grounds in Nairobi. What could be the main reason for Zim always changing grounds? Is it that the ZRU don't have permanent grounds or what is it? previously games were held at Prince Edward high school, then moved to Police Grounds and now Hartsfield. Kindly explain further. Thanks.


Ahem!
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 19 – The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has announced that 2018 international tests will be spread across the country in a move to develop the game in the regions.

The KRU board seeks to bring international 15-a-side rugby closer to the grassroots and increase the game’s popularity and visibility. The Union said that the move is consistent with the practice in major rugby playing nations like South Africa, New Zealand and Australia who rotate test matches across

KRU has earmarked Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Machakos and Kakamega as potential regional venues and has pledge to support the regions in the logistics of the matches as the requirements of test rugby are significantly higher than domestic competitions.


http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/sports/2017/ ... s-regions/

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Wed, 19 Jul 2017, 16:53

-Simbas squad to face Zimbabwe-

15.Tony Onyango(Menengai Cream Homeboyz), 14. Darwin Mukidza (KCB), 13. David Ambunya(SportPesa Quins), 12. Leo Seje(Resolution Impala Saracens), 11. Jacob Ojee(KCB), 10. Isaac Adimo(SportPesa Quins), 9. Samson Onsomu(Resolution Impala Saracens), 1. Moses Amusala(KCB), 2. Peter Karia(KCB), 3. Curtis Lilako(KCB), 4. Wilson Kopondo (SportPesa Quins,Captain), 5. Simon Muniafu(Resolution Impala Saracens), 6. Eric Kerre( Resolution Impala Saracens), 7. Davis Chenge (KCB), 8. Joshua Chisanga (Newcastle Falcons)

Replacements 16. Philip Ikambili (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), 17. Oscar Simiyu (KCB), 18. Bramwell Mayaka (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), 19. George Nyambua (Kabras Sugar), 20. Martin Owila (KCB), 21. Lyle Asiligwa (SportPesa Quins), 22. Kenny Andola (KCB), 23. Dennis Muhanji (SportPesa Quins).

Source: http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/sports/2017/ ... -zimbabwe/

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Sables4EVA » Thu, 20 Jul 2017, 05:11

Thanks Ser Podrick.

For the same reasons posted above, to spread the game to other regions. Bulawayo is buzzing with excitement over the Kenya game. There is also other issues because some of the grounds like Police Grounds are used for soccer.

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Neptune » Thu, 20 Jul 2017, 10:45

Sables4EVA wrote:Thanks Ser Podrick.

For the same reasons posted above, to spread the game to other regions. Bulawayo is buzzing with excitement over the Kenya game. There is also other issues because some of the grounds like Police Grounds are used for soccer.


Ironically, i put that post just when our union were doing the same thing. Makes complete sense. :lol:

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Neptune » Fri, 21 Jul 2017, 08:13

Link to be posted tommorow.
Fantastic game ahead.

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Neptune » Sat, 22 Jul 2017, 06:50

The Simba lion stalks the Antelope sable

http://www.rugbyafrique.com/simbas-stalk-the-sables/

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 22 Jul 2017, 08:21

Not much news from Zimbabwe but this preview: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2017/07/22/sa ... bas-scalp/

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby olivier » Sat, 22 Jul 2017, 10:40

http://www.kru.co.ke/news/zimbabwe-decl ... ch-day-23/
Zimbabwe
15. Lenience Tambwera, 14. Takudzwa Kumadiro, 13. Daniel Caspopoulous, 12. Gavin Nyawata, 11. Stephan Hunduza, 10. Tichafara Makwanya, 9. Hilton Mudariki, 1. Denford Mutamangira, 2.Tolerance Zishe, 3. Lawrence Cleminson, 4. Brian Nyaude, 5. Fortune Chipendo, 6. Jacques Leitao, 7. Connor Pritchard, 8. Njabulo Ndlovu Replacements 16. Royal Mwale, 17. Irvine Nduwa, 18. David Makanda, 19. Bisele Tshamala, 20. Takudzwa Mandiwaza, 21.Scotty Jones, 22. Ngoni Chibuwe, 23. Tadius Daznadiwanzira

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby SANE17 » Sat, 22 Jul 2017, 14:08

Neptune wrote:The Simba lion stalks the Antelope sable

http://www.rugbyafrique.com/simbas-stalk-the-sables/

Neptune, pls post an FB livelink

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Sables4EVA » Sat, 22 Jul 2017, 15:12

Congratulations Kenya, well deserved win 41-22.

Lacklustre performance by Zimbabwe, expected much better after last weekends result.

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby SANE17 » Sat, 22 Jul 2017, 15:40

If Kenya survives the first 20 minutes in windhoek, then we can beat Namibia. They always come hard at us mauling tries and opening a lead gap too big to be covered. However, Kenya's forwards are much better this season and should match the Namibians.

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Neptune » Sat, 22 Jul 2017, 15:59

SANE17 wrote:
Neptune wrote:The Simba lion stalks the Antelope sable

http://www.rugbyafrique.com/simbas-stalk-the-sables/

Neptune, pls post an FB livelink


sorry man, I thought you had a link. The link is always on the facebook page of Kwese Sports. Was focussed on the game on TV.

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Neptune » Sat, 22 Jul 2017, 16:05

Sables4EVA wrote:Congratulations Kenya, well deserved win 41-22.

Lacklustre performance by Zimbabwe, expected much better after last weekends result.


Thanks for the good fight Sables4Eva, I like interesting games like those. Now to head to Windhoek for our final match. Well done to the Simbas

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Neptune » Sat, 22 Jul 2017, 16:11

SANE17 wrote:If Kenya survives the first 20 minutes in windhoek, then we can beat Namibia. They always come hard at us mauling tries and opening a lead gap too big to be covered. However, Kenya's forwards are much better this season and should match the Namibians.


True, we need to be solid the first 30 mins. But Namibia in Windhoek is a different story. If we go with the discipline the Sables had, we can surely bag a victory.

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 23 Jul 2017, 04:26

Highlights anywhere?

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Neptune » Sun, 23 Jul 2017, 04:30

[quote="thatrugbyguy"]Highlights anywhere?[/quote

Should be posted in a few hours by kwese sports. Will post the link, once Kwese uploads it.

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Re: Zimbabwe vs Kenya Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017

Postby Neptune » Wed, 26 Jul 2017, 06:49

thatrugbyguy wrote:Highlights anywhere?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5qPOTC7AJk

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