THE Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) have officially advertised the coaching posts for the five representative national teams including the national XVs and Sevens rugby teams ahead of the 2015 international season.
Other vacant coaching posts up for grabs include the national Under-20, the national women’s Sevens and the new position of the national women’s XVs team.
In a statement yesterday ZRU said, with the terms of reference of the current coaches expiring at the end of the month it was inviting applications from coaches interested in the positions.
“In accordance with fact that terms of reference for all national coaches are under review and subject to re application as at the end of December 2014. The various coaching positions available in 2015 include a new position for a National Women’s XV’s Coach. Deadlines for application are January 2 2015. Kindly note that these will be posted on the website and circulated all the Union’s online platforms,” said the ZRU statement.
The Cheetahs as the national Sevens rugby team is affectionately played their last assignment of the year at the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens with Gilbert Nyamutsamba as head coach while Steve Mcdonald was the team manager.
The coaching contracts for the Sables technical department comprising of Brendon Dawson, assistant Cyprian “Supa” Mandenge and manager Brighton Chivandire expired at the end of the 2015 Rugby World Cup qualifiers in July.
Chivandire has however since been elevated to the position of ZRU director of rugby.
The Under-20 technical team comprised of head coach Nsikelelo Sibanda, assistants Geoff Madhake and Marvin Chirume and team manager Blessing Chiutare.
The quartet will have to reapply for the posts if they are willing to continue just as Godwin Murambiwa, his assistant Brandon Brider and manager Tungamirai Mashungu, who were incharge of the national Under-18 Craven Week side.