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Mutamangira steers Ayr to Scottish Cup rugby final


Sables front rower Denford Mutamangira opened his account with a crucial try which helped Scottish giants Ayr Rugby Football Club reach the RBS National Scottish Cup final after defeating rivals Boroumough 30-25 in a tense encounter at Millbrae on Saturday.

Boroumough are also home to Zimbabwe-born Scottish international Andrew Rose.

Mutamangira, who has enjoyed regular first team action during his stay at Ayr since his move in early February, capped off another fine display with a try with the scores deadlocked at 18-all and with 30 minutes to go.

At fifty-four minutes, Ayrs third try came from the ever-popular Zimbabwean prop Denford Mutamangira, who received raucous applause from the fans when he was substituted shortly after burrowing over the line. Fergusson converted to make the scores 25-18, reported the Scotsman yesterday.

Ayr would get further tries from Ross Curle, John Willis and Andy Dunlop with stand-off flyhalf Robbie Fergusson also adding two conversions and two penalties.

Following the win Ayr will now compete in the RBS National Cup final against Gals in three weeks time at Murrayfield and if they win the silverware they will be the first team to ever win it three times in a row.

Meanwhile, Sables coach Brendan Dawson made a return to the Lion Lager National Rugby League (NRL) in style after leading Matabeleland Warriors to an emphatic 81-10 win over Airforce at Old Georgians on Saturday.

Defending Champions Red Seal Old Georgians got a rude awakening in their first match of the season after being upstaged 17-24 by visiting Harare Sports Club also at Old Georgians.

Gweru Sports Club made a winning return to the NRL with a close 15-14 win over Western Panthers in Gweru while former champions Old Hararians laid down a marker with a 67-3 demolition of a depleted Old Miltonians at Hartsfield.

Old Miltonians, who lost a number of their senior players to Warriors, have in the past two seasons made life very difficult for Old Hararians at Hartsfield but they were no match at all on Saturday against a well drilled outfit.

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