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Two rugby squads named

Staff Writer

THE Zimbabwe Rugby Union last week named two provisional squads for the 15s and sevens national teams mostly made up of locally-based players.

, Helvetica, sans-serif”>The sevens team, the Cheetahs, go on a European tour to the United Kingdom and Holland next week, after which interest will shift to the 15s side which entirely comprises locally based players.

Whether key foreign-based players will be available for the Sables in the early World Cup qualifying matches remains to be seen as the campaign progresses. On paper, the local-based players chosen look set to sail past either Senegal or Zambia in the first round.

15s World Cup probables:

Slater Ndlovu, Arnold Takawira, Bernard Revell, Robbie du Rand, Norman Mutiba, Tich Chidongo, Basil Dingiswayo, Mark Langerman, Greg Blignaut, Wesley Mbanje, Emmanuel Mukandi, Osmond Lynx, Mbekezeli Ndiweni, Gardner Nechironga, Frederick Masuku, Martin Mahwani, Agrippa Makoyere, Shingi Chirimuuta, Mike Hess, Cainford Danga, Fortunate Chipendo, Rocky Gurumani, Albert Mawere, Ephias Taruvinga, Tonderai Mapunde, Gilbert Nyamutsamba, Kuda Kampasha, Prayer Chitenderu, Alfred Sairayi, Ruramai Kudenga, Jacques Leitao, Gary Hewitt, Nyasha Nenhunzi, Max Dyke, Emmanuel Munyoro, Clint Joseph.

Sevens for European tour:

Matt Rowe, Willis Magasa, Jacques Leitao, Wesley Mbanje, Tonderai Mapunde, Fortunate Chipendo, Emmanuel Munyoro, Slater Ndlovu, Daniel Hondo, John Ewing, Neil Nortje.

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