ZRU in the Sevens

Zimbabwe Rugby Union is glad to be playing in the International Rugby Board’s flagship Sevens event, saying it was recognition that the sport was heading in the right direction.

The Cheetahs will play at the Sevens World Series between December this year and May 2012.

“As recognition for Zimbabwe's continuing improvement on the international stage, we have been invited to two more of the legs on the IRB Sevens World Series circuit. This is two more steps towards becoming a core team,” said a spokesperson from ZRU, the country’s rugby governing body.

Zimbabwe is scheduled to play in Dubai on December 2 and 3, as well as Port Elizabeth a week later.

The Sevens Series will resume in March next year when the Cheetahs play in Hong Kong.

In May, they are scheduled to play in Murrayfield, Scotland and Twickenham in England on the 5th and 12th respectively.

The IRB World Sevens Series aims to develop an elite-level competition series between rugby nations and develop the Sevens game into a viable commercial product.

Rugby is one sport that is on the rise in Zimbabwe, with the positive state of the sport largely-attributed to the impressive performances by the country’s Sevens team.

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