Matabeleland Rugby Team Might Just Disappoint Mashonaland This Year

Over 200 rugby boys will meet at Falcon College in Esigodini this weekend. All with the hope of making the cut to represent Zimbabwe at the prestigious Craven Week that takes place in South Africa in June and July.

At previous interprovincial trials Mashonaland has dominated and recorded high scores against other provinces but this year they might just get a surprise. The last time Mashonaland didn’t have their way at the trials was in 2013 when they lost to Mashonaland Country Districts who had stars Brendon Mandivenga and Daniel Moolman in their ranks that year.

Shaun Snyder will captain the Matabeleland side this weekend in Esigodini
Shaun Snyder will captain the Matabeleland side this weekend in Esigodini

This year’s Matabeleland team looks solid and threatens to be a pain for Mashonaland. While the team has stars as well as home advantage their biggest advantage will be team chemistry. Mashonaland A 1st XV is made up of predominantly Prince Edward School and St John’s College, Matabeleland XV is made up of all Falcon boys who have outstood so far on the local school’s rugby circuit.

Below is the team list that will hope to carry Matabeleland pride this weekend at Falcon College.

Matabeleland U18  Boys Rugby
1. Sibanda (Falcon College)
2. Muntanga (Falcon College)
3. Kundiona (Falcon College)
4. Smit (Falcon College)
5. Mpofu (Falcon College)
6. Landrey (Falcon College)
7. Dodington (Falcon College)
8. Fargnoli (Falcon College)
9. Nyakudya (Falcon College)
10. Meredith (Falcon College)
11. Phiri (Falcon College)
12. Zietsman (Falcon College)
13. Macnab (Falcon College)
14. Davis (Falcon College)
15. Snyder (Falcon College)
16. Msasanure (Christian Brothers College)
17. Nxumalo (Falcon College)
18. Dube (Petra High)
19. Moyo(Christian Brothers College)
20. Salvatierra(Christian Brothers College)
21. Williams(Christian Brothers College)
22. Fisher (Western Suburbs)
23. Kolosa (Plumtree Boys)
24. Fuyane (Petra High)
25. Goredema (Western Suburbs)
26. Ndebele (Western Suburbs)