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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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