Can The Young Sables Upset Namibia?


The Old Mutual U18 Young Sables face Namibia on Saturday morning in their last fixture of this year’s Craven Week.

Zimbabwe goes into the junior test on the back of two defeats, the first one coming against Eastern Province Country Districts on Monday. The second being the most painful as Zimbabwe were on top until the 68th minute when Griquas Country Districts went over the white wash to register a sweet 26-20 win over the Zimbos.

Going into the encounter with one win and one loss, the Namibians certainly have an upper hand and will fancy their chances to make it two out of three with a win against the Old Mutual U18 Young Sables.

Unfortunately for the Namibians and fortunately for the Zimbabweans, the Zimbabwe-Namibia clashes have rarely been decided on  form. One classic example is from last year in Polokwane. Zimbabwe went into the Saturday game with two convincing wins under their belt while Namibia only had one but the Namibians came out victors winning the game 33-10.

Tawanda Ngosi
How often wingers, Tawanda Ngosi (with ball) and Brian Mhuriyengwe will get clean ball will be closely tied to the final result against Namibia

Can Godwin “Jaws” Murambiwa’s boys stun the Namibians? After the disappointing 20-24 loss to the Namibian senior team, rugby fans back home will be hoping for a big win by the Old Mutual U18 Young Sables on Saturday.

The last time that Zimbabwe won against Namibia at the Coca-Cola Craven Week was in 2010 when the Corey van Rensburg captained side handed Namibia a 30-21 defeat at the North West Stadium in Welkom.

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