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Under-18 rugby team faces Limpopo Blue Bulls


The Zimbabwe Under-18 rugby team will be out to continue from where they left off in their first match when they square off against Limpopo Blue Bulls in their second match at the Coca-Cola Craven Week tournament at the GWK Park in Kimberley on Thursday.

The match kicks off at 1140hrs and the Young Sables go into the match in a buoyant mood after running in nine tries on their way to thrashing Border Central Districts 68-3 on Tuesday.

Limpopo, whose Under-13 team won the Under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week in Pretoria recently, go into today’s match hoping for a better performance after they lost 22-16 to Griffons in their opening match on the same day.

Coach Goodwin Murambiwa is likely to name an unchanged side for Friday’s match after the team that did duty on Tuesday put up a superb display.

Some good ball retention from the breakdowns and quick running from the backs laid the platform for a dominant display.

Prince Edward flanker Tapiwa Tsomondo who ran in a hat-trick was impressive as was his fellow loose forward Rock Rorke who also touched down two second-half tries.

Enterprising centre Preston Bryant, scrumhalf Robert Sargeant, centre Takudzwa Chieza and winger Tari Ndudzo also chipped in with a try each for Zimbabwe.

Flyhalf Luke Masasire kicked seven conversions and three penalties to end the match with a 23-point personal haul.

However, despite the attacking flair the Young Sables showed, it was their mean defending which set the platform for the impressive victory as they limited their opponents to a penalty converted by Devandre Sissing.

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