Story by Lawrence Trusida, Sports Editor
THE Zimbabwe Rugby Union is planning more competitions for national teams next year, with some of the games being played on home soil.
This comes after the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) confirmed that the country’s flagship team, the Sables will once again play in South Africa’s premier competition, the Currie Cup with some matches at home this time around.
For the first time, ZRU offered players seasonal contracts and the union is hoping to build on that and professionalise the whole Sables setup.
“We are looking at professionalising the game, this year we put together the first steps towards that, we had contracts for players yes we made mistakes but overally we are perfecting that going forward and next year beginning January we are putting up a proper structure,” said the president Zimbabwe Rugby Union, Aaron Jani.
The Sables are set to get into more competitive action, with plans already in place to bring back a revamped Victoria Cup, with World Rugby being extensively involved.
Meanwhile, the junior national teams that are set to take part in the annual Craven Week tournaments in South Africa have already started putting in place administrative structures ahead of January camps for the under-13s,16s and under-18 boys and girls.