Face to Face With The Zimbabwe Young Sables

[one_half last=”no”]Thabani Mujeni
School: St George’s College
Position: Prop
Height and Weight: 102kg, 1.76m
Other Sports:
Introduction To Rugby: 12 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Anything with steak
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Alesona Tuilangi
Goals: Pass exams
Fun Fact: Enjoys playing flank

Alexander Zwart
School: St John’s College
Position: Hooker
Height and Weight: 92kg, 1.80m
Other Sports: Water Polo
Introduction To Rugby: 8 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Sushi
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Rene Ranger
Goals: Making to university to study Geology
Fun Fact: Zwart has represented Zimbabwe Water Polo at u15, u17 and u19 level

Tinashe Gonese
School: Hillcrest College
Position: Lock / 8th man
Height and Weight: 85kg, 1.86cm
Other Sports: Hockey, Soccer
Introduction To Rugby: 9 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Waffles
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Jacques Leitao
Goals: Attain 15 points at A Level and play Super Rugby
Fun Fact: Gonese played centre before moving to the forwards

Jabulani Mutukwa
School: St George’s College
Position: Fullback,Wing
Height and Weight: 83kg, 1.79cm
Other Sports: Soccer
Introduction To Rugby: 8 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Fish and chips
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Sonny-Bill Williams, George North
Goals:
Fun Fact: Played Zimbabwe u17 soccer

Tom Chadwick
School: St John’s College
Position: Centre
Height and Weight: 83kg, 1.83cm
Other Sports: Swimming, Waterpolo, Hockey
Introduction To Rugby: 9 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Roast beef
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Quade Cooper
Goals: Study Mechanical Engineering at an Ivy League university
Fun Fact: Can solve rubik’s cube in under a minute

Glynne Rorke
School: St Johns’s College
Position: Lock
Height and Weight: 102kg, 1.76m
Other Sports: Triathlon, Hockey, Swimming
Introduction To Rugby: 9 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Sea food
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Eben Esterbeth
Goals:
Fun Fact: Favourite sport is Waterpolo

Andrew Dollar
School: Peterhouse Boys
Position: Scrum-half
Height and Weight: 68kg, 1.65m
Other Sports:
Introduction To Rugby: 8 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Sea food
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Scott Gray
Goals: Play rugby at a South African university
Fun Fact: Couldn’t make his school’s “A” at u14 level

Brandon Boshi
School: St George’s College
Position: Wing
Height and Weight: 87kg, 1.86m
Other Sports: Cricket
Introduction To Rugby: 8 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Pasta
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Bryan Habana
Goals: Play international senior 7s or 15s rugby
Fun Fact:Played provincial cricket in junior school

Ivan Bawden
School: St George’s College
Position: Flank, 8th man
Height and Weight: 92kg, 1.86m
Other Sports:
Introduction To Rugby: 14 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Steak and Chips
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Pierre Spies
Goals: Pass exams
Fun Fact: Not considering rugby as a career

Munyaradzi Mashaya
School: St George’s College
Position: Centre, Fly-half
Height and Weight: 84kg, 1.79m
Other Sports: Soccer
Introduction To Rugby: 8 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Ribs and Chips
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Owen Farrel
Goals: Continue my studies and rugby in England
Fun Fact: Calls his side-step, the Mash Shuffle[/one_half]

[one_half last=”yes”]Philangezwi Mudambanuki
School: Peterhouse Boys
Position: Lock
Height and Weight: 96kg, 1.81m
Other Sports:
Introduction To Rugby: 14 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Pizza
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Scott Gray
Goals: Want to study Law
Fun Fact:

Tafadzwa Kufazvinei
School: St George’s College
Position: Lock
Height and Weight: 89kg, 1.84m
Other Sports: Soccer
Introduction To Rugby: 18 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Pizza
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor:
Goals: Pass my A levels
Fun Fact: Played soccer from junior school but enjoys rugby more

Daniel Moolman
School: Peterhouse Boys
Position: Flank, 8th man
Height and Weight: 89kg, 1.84m
Other Sports: Swimming, Cricket
Introduction To Rugby: 7 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Steak, egg and chips
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Scott Gray
Goals: Pursue a career in rugby or cricket
Fun Fact: Going to Leister Tigers in December

Tanaka Chikwezvero
School: Prince Edward
Position: Prop, Hooker
Height and Weight: 102kg, 1.80m
Other Sports: Basketball,Swimming
Introduction To Rugby: 8 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Lasgne
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Tendai Mutawarira
Goals: Professional rugby player and practicing lawyer
Fun Fact: Only player from a State School to make the squad this year

Tapiwa Muringani
School: Peterhouse Boys
Position: Prop
Height and Weight: 103kg, 1.80m
Other Sports:
Introduction To Rugby: 14 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Steak and chips
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Scott Gray
Goals: Want to study marketing
Fun Fact: Played soccer in junior school

Justin Zietsman
School: Falcon College
Position: Utility-back
Height and Weight: 85kg, 1.84m
Other Sports:
Introduction To Rugby: 9 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Sea food
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: David Pocock
Goals: Play for the Stormers
Fun Fact: Played his under 14 rugby in the “B” team

Stephen Bhasera
School: Falcon College
Position: Prop/Hooker
Height and Weight: 110kg, 1.81m
Other Sports:
Introduction To Rugby: 11 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Pizza
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Tendai Mtawarira
Goals: Want to study Law
Fun Fact: Captained the U16 national side 2012

Nicholas Burnett
School: St John’s College
Position: Flank
Height and Weight: 92kg, 1.92m
Other Sports: Swimming
Introduction To Rugby: 8 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Seafood platter
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Chad le Clos
Goals: Play professional rugby in England
Fun Fact: Zimbabwe Swimming

Brendon Mandivenga
School: Peterhouse Boys
Position: Utility-back
Height and Weight: 83kg, 1.78m
Other Sports: Cricket, Soccer, Athletics
Introduction To Rugby: 8 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Chicken
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Mr Gray
Goals: Play professional rugby in England
Fun Fact: Can play anywhere in the back-line but enjoys full-back more

Rukudzo Gona
School: St John’s College
Position: Fly-half, fullback
Height and Weight: 75kg, 1.76m
Other Sports: Cricket, Soccer, Athletics, Hockey, Volleyball
Introduction To Rugby: 9 Years Old
Favourite Dish: Ribs
Favourite Rugby player / Mentor: Dan Carter,Gardner Nechironga
Goals: Pursue rugby in England or U.S.A
Fun Fact: Can juggle a rugby ball[/one_half]

 

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