Zimbabwe national rugby union team (sevens)

Zimbabwe national rugby union team (sevens)

Zimbabwe Sevens
Union Zimbabwe Rugby Union
Nickname(s) Cheetahs
Coach(es)
Captain(s) Jacques Leitao (c), Hilton Mudariki (vc)
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 2 (First in 1997)
Best result Bowl Quarterfinals (1997, 2001)

The Zimbabwe Cheetahs represent Zimbabwe in rugby sevens, a seven a side version of rugby union. Zimbabwe compete in both domestic and international competitions. Zimbabwe compete in IRB Sevens World Series events such as the Port Elizabeth Sevens and Hong Kong Sevens

The national sevens team are nicknamed the Cheetahs, and traditionally play in a green and white strip on Day 1 of tournaments and then a white and green strip on Day 2.

Competition records

From rugby7
  • Amsterdam 7s
    • 2006 - Cup Quarterfinals
  • Benidorm 7s
    • 2005 - Plate Final
    • 2006 - Cup Semifinals
  • Dubai 7s
    • 1999 - Bowl Final
    • 2000 - Plate Semifinals
    • 2003 - Shield Semifinals
    • 2006 - Bowl Finals
    • 2007 - Shield Winners
  • Durban
    • 2000 - Bowl Quarterfinals
  • George Sevens
    • 2003 - Shield Semifinals
    • 2005 - Bowl Semifinals
    • 2006 - Shield Finals
    • 2010 - Shield Winners
  • Hong Kong 7s
    • 1998 - Bowl Semifinals
    • 2008 - Bowl Final-Runners Up
  • Safari 7s
    • 2003 - Plate Semifinals
    • 2006 - Cup Final
  • Stellenbosch
    • 1999 - Bowl Quarterfinals
  • Tokyo Sevens
    • 1997 - First Round

World Cup record

  • 1993 - Did not enter
  • 1997 - Qualified (Bowl Quarterfinals)
  • 2001 - Qualified (Bowl Quarterfinals)
  • 2005 - Did not qualify
  • 2009 - Qualified (Bowl Winners)

Current squad

Wider training squad

  • Fortune Chipendu
  • Jacques Leitao
  • Boyd Rouse
  • Kilvan Magunje
  • Stephan Hunduza
  • Shayne Makombe
  • Tafadzwa Chitokwindo
  • Njabulo Ndlovu
  • Hilton Mudariki
  • Graham Kaulback
  • Kuda Chiwanza
  • Wensley Mbanje
  • Ben Nicholls
  • Lenience Tambwera
  • Tapiwa Tsomondo
  • Riann O'Neill

See also

External links

  • Zimbabwe Rugby Union
  • Zimbabwe on rugby7.com
  • Zimbabwe Seven a Side Rugby
  • Zimbabwe is reaping the fruits of their labour in 7s