Zimbabwe rugby hopeful of a positive year

By ZBC Reporter
The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) is keen to build on the momentum of winning the 2019 Victoria Cup in a year where plenty of rugby is lined up.
For top rugby playing nations, 2019 was a year in which focus was on the world cup which was won by South Africa.
With a world cup dream having been dashed in 2018, Zimbabwe last year went on a rebuilding process which began with the Zimbabwe Rugby Academy competing in the SuperSport challenge before turning focus on the Victoria Cup where the Sables impressed and won the tournament.
As the new year begins, the Zimbabwe Rugby Union says, building on the 2019 momentum is key although a lot of focus will be on the Zimbabwe rugby sevens team which will compete in a repeacharge where Olympic qualification will be at stake.
“2020 will be an important year for us as we try and continue on the rebuilding process which we began last year. We obviously will compete in the sevens Olympic repeacharge and as for the fifteens the SuperSport challenge and a key encounter against Tunisia in June will be important for us. We are obviously focused in breeding a side that will qualify and compete at the 2023 world cup which will be hosted by France so we really need to be focused in whatever it is that we do,” said ZRU General Manager, Sifiso Made.
Apart from the Zimbabwe sevens and fifteens sides the women’s fifteens side is set to be in action with a match against Uganda on the cards.
Away from the field of play an elective annual general meeting will be held in the first quarter of the year to determine the new leadership for Zimbabwean rugby.