30th November 2012 Press Release:
Zimbabwe Seven’s Rugby announced their touring squad of 12 players who will represent the country at the IRB World Series 7’s tournament in South Africa next weekend. The ‘SPAR Cheetahs’ were invited to the Nelson Mandela Bay 7s as winners of the Confederation of African Rugby 7s, a tournament the team won in September this year.
The SPAR Cheetahs will join the 15 best teams from around the world to the 2 day event held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on the 8th and 9th of December. The SPAR Cheetahs will only know who they will face in the pool stages of the event, when the draw is done next week.
Zimbabwe 7s team:
Jacques Leitao (Captain), Fortune Chipendu, Njabulo Ndlovu, Justin Coles, Tangai
Nemadire, Danny Hondo, Gardener Nechironga, Wes Mbanje, Kilvan Magunje, Rubber Chitokwindo, Garth Zeigler (new cap), Tapiwa Tsomondo (new cap).
- Manager: Bruce Hobson
- Coach: Gilbert Nyamutsamba
- Physio: Sophia Steffens
Title Sponsors SPAR, continue to be the driving force behind the developments surrounding the 7s rugby game. For 3 years now SPAR have supported efforts surrounding the game, from a grass roots level through to the National team. See more at www.spar.co.zw or www.facebook.com/SPAR.Zimbabwe. Other strong supporters of the game are Lion Lager and Irvine’s Zimbabwe, all of whom have been an essential component of ensuring the 7s game grows in Zimbabwe.