ZIMBABWEAN rugby fans will always, understandably so, look ruefully at the players they have lost to other countries.Â
The sense of loss doesnâ€™t get any lighter when no less a star than All Blacks winger Joe Rokocoko, himself a feared speedster in rugby union, rates two Zimbabwean expats as the fastest players in the world.
Rokocoko regards Springbok pinup Bryan Habana as third best.
Asked to name the â€œfastest guy heâ€™s ever facedâ€ in this weekâ€™s “30 Seconds With” column in South African weekly newspaper Sunday Times, the Fiji-born New Zealander replied:
â€œI rate Tonderai Chavhanga (of Stormers and Springboks) as the fastest wing in the world. He is the fastest person I have ever seen on a rugby field apart from Rupeni Caucaunibuca. Iâ€™d love to have his lightness of foot. He looks like he is floating when he runs.â€
The Blues ace added: â€œThe US winger whose name I always forget (Takudzwa Ngwenya), is another speed freak and then thereâ€™s Bryan Habana.â€ â€” Staff Writer.