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Cheetahs struggle at Safaricom Sevens


The Zimbabwe Sevens rugby team had to settle for second best in the Plate competition of the Safaricom Sevens tournament in Kenya when they lost 29-12 to New Zealand Sevens champions Auckland Vikings in the final at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.

The Cheetahs had been relegated to the second-tier competition after they were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Main Cup following a 34-5 drubbing by the eventual winners Samoa.

The Zimbabwean squad, missing the services of some of their regular players, was just no match for the 2009/2010 IRB World Sevens Series champions.

Samoa would go on to win the coveted title after beating Samurai 31-12 in what was dubbed the “Battle of the South Pacific Islanders” final.

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