Two Zim-born rugby stars clash in Japan

Asia and Oceania Sport

ZTN Sports Reporter

TWO Zimbabwean-born Rugby stars were in action on Friday at the ongoing 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Tendai Mtawarira got his 108TH CAP for the Springboks while  Sebastian Luke Negri was lining up for Italy.

This was the first time that the two sides were meeting in a Rugby World Cup match.

Sebastian Luke Negri

The 25-year-old Negri was born in Marondera and attended school at  Springvale House in Zimbabwe.

He then moved to South Africa, where he was part of the Clifton Preparatory school and then Hilton College.

He was also part of the Western Province Academy before moving to Europe where he eventually opted to play for Italy.

Tendai Mtawarira

Mtawarira was born in Zimbabwe and then moved to South Africa where he then decided to play for the Springboks.

The prop, popularly known as the Beast, was at Churchill High in Harare and eventually Peter House. He was born on August 1, 1985, and plays for the Sharks.