Last week was not a very good week for Zimbabwe Junior Rugby, with the Old Mutual U13 Young Sables losing all their games at the U13 Craven-Week in White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
On the contrary this week has started on a different note with the Zimbabwean teams having registered victories on tour already. The U18 Girls team taking part in the inaugural South Africa Rugby Union U18 Girls Week in Durban opened their campaign with a 12-7 victory over Eastern Province yesterday(6 July 2015) morning. Our girls trailed 7-0 going into the break but turned the tables in the second half to register a well deserved 12-7 victory.
The Old Mutual U16 Young Sables playing in Oudtshoorn lost 17-20 to Griquas in their Grant Khomo Week opener on Monday(6 July 2015).
Playing in their second fixture today, the Old Mutual U16 Young Sables turned up the heat and took out all their frustration for the narrow Griquas loss out on Border Country Districts. Zimbabwe’s try line was unbreached as the Young Sables cruised to a massive 36-3 victory. Martin Lottering was responsible for Border Country Districts’ three points from a penalty he slotted in at the death of the first half.
The Old Mutual U16 Young Sables turned the burners on, outrunning their opponents in the six-try thriller. Winger Munashe Kamera went over the whitewash twice while Tafadziswa Bunu and Chipo Mupeso scored a try each. Forwards Jack Charsley and Desmond Annandale also added their names to the score sheet with a try each for Zimbabwe while Martin Eeson complimented the Old Mutual U16 Young Sables’ efforts with his three successful conversions.
The victory for the Old Mutual U16 Young Sables will act as a very good morale booster for Zimbabwe ahead of their clash against old rivals, Namibia.