Maritz applauds Sables form

Africa Sport

Lance Chihande

ZIMBABWE Sables Team Manager Jason Maritz has applauded the senior national rugby team’s efforts after they beat Uganda 31-26 in their second match of the Victoria cup in Kampala over the weekend.

The Sables were without their new captain Brendon Mandivenga, who was ruled out for the rest of the year after a hip and ankle problem he sustained against Zambia in the first Victoria cup clash in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.

“Very happy with the win away from home, we had a difficult week building up to the game losing Mandivenga and then with our travel issues.

“The game was played at a very fast pace and credit to Uganda for coming back from a dark place at 19 points down after 15 minutes. Their pack was massive and put us under some pressure at scrum time to which we will address this week, ” said Maritz.

With the sables now focused on their next clash against Kenya in Bulawayo, Maritz said the team is preparing for their 3rd clash of the tournament.

Zimbabwe is currently leading the Victoria Cup log after beating Zambia and Uganda. This now sets up a massive clash against Kenya who are the favorites to lift the Victoria Cup.

Meanwhile, the Sables moved to 35 in the world after their victory over Uganda. A win against Kenya on August 3 in Bulawayo, might see Zimbabwe move a few more places up the world rankings.