ZIMBABWE’S Sables will next year play international matches on home soil for the first time since 2012, according to the new Africa Cup competition structure for 2015 announced by the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR).
ZIMBABWE’S flagship rugby side, the Sables, will have to be at their best during next week’s Windhoek Draught Tri-Nations Rugby Series after their main rivals Namibia named a vastly experienced side for the tournament.
SABLES head coach Brendan Dawson believes the coming of Grant Mitchell as the team’s new strength and conditioning coach is a step in the right direction as Zimbabwe braces for the final qualifying round for the 2015 Rugby World Cup next year.
THE Sables began their Africa Cup title defence on a winning note after brushing aside a robust challenge from hosts Madagascar.
YOUNG Sables full-back Brandon Mandivenga put up an impressive all-round display to ensure Zimbabwe got their Craven Week campaign off to a promising start with a solid 35-17 victory over Griquas at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Monday.