BUSTERS stormed into the final of the Best of Bulawayo Rugby tournament after dismissing the Under-21 select 40-10 in a match played at Hartsfield Rugby Grounds on Saturday.
They finished the group stages on top of the table with 13 points to make their way through to the final against Western Panthers who finished second despite losing their last match 14-15 to Old Miltonians (OMs).
The two teams will meet next week in the final that will decide the champions.
Busters head coach Reuben Kumpasa said: “We have been playing very well in this tournament and as I have said before, this is a testimony that this season we want to play competitive rugby in the league.
“We showed good character against the select team as we dominated them throughout the match.”
Panthers coach George Mukorera attributed his side’s narrow defeat to OMs lack of experience.
“We lost the game because we had a lot of junior players in our team. I am impressed with the way the junior players who were called for duty played. At the end of the day, it is experience that cost us. We are now waiting for the final game against Busters. They are a very good side, but we will try our best,” he said.
Mukorera was without senior players Busani Ncube, Simbarashe Jowa, Mayibongwe Ncube and Manfred Masendo.
OMs’ win against Panthers was not enough to take them to the finals as they lost their opening two matches against the select side and Busters.
They finished last in the group behind the Matabeleland Under-21 select.