Sables lose again


The Zimbabwe Sables lost their second consecutive match on the road in the Tri-Nations cup Victoria Cup after losing 24-15 to the hosts on Saturday.
The defeat was their second in a row away from home following another defeat in Nairobi last weekend. The result meant the Sables remain rooted at the bottom of the three team log after the first round of the competition.
Brendon Dawson and his charges will however feel hard done as they are the only team to play two consecutive away matches, while the other teams have had the privilege of playing their two matches at home.
It was always going to be difficult for the Sables to come out with a better result after enduring a second grueling 24 hour journey for the second time in two weeks.
The sables will now return home to play against Botswana, Madagascar and Namibia in Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) pool C matches to be staged at Hartsfield ground in Bulawayo.
Meanwhile Sables’ team manager Noddy Kanyangarara got a glimpse of the challenge of being the team manger of a rugby national team in a hostile environment.
Kanyangarara received a baptism of fire for standing up for his team who had been reportedly booked in a sub-standard hotel.
Kanyangarara was accused of slapping a Ugandan official who had professed ignorance after his complaints.