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Zimbabwean stars for US

FORMER Harare schoolboy Takudzwa Ngwenya is making his presence felt at the IRB World Cup in France — but not for his motherland Zimbabwe.

The 22-year-old Ngwenya made his debut for the United States of America against Engl

and a fortnight ago and also featured in his adopted country’s fixture against Tonga.

The former Vainona High winger, who also played for Mashonaland Country Districts, moved to the US in 2004 and has been rising fast as a star in American rugby.

Another Zimbabwean-born rugby star, Bobby Skinstad, completes a remarkable comeback tomorrow when he leads South Africa against Tonga in Lens.

The 31-year-old Skinstad, who was born in Bulawayo but grew up in South Africa, has been hampered by injuries since he made his debut for the Springboks in 1998.

The flanker, who has 39 caps, was once the Springboks captain.

Another Zimbabwean-born star, Tonderai Chavanga, is on the fringes of the Springboks squad.

Zimbabwe has produced tens of world-class players, but many end up playing for other countries because of the problems the game is facing at home. — Staff Writer.

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