Zimbabwe U20 squad named ahead of Barthes Trophy final against Kenya

Zimbabwe U20 in the 2022 edition. Photo Courtesy/Denis Acre-half

Zimbabwe U20 have announced its starting lineup for the Barthes Trophy final against Kenya U20 at Nyayo Stadium.

In the front row, Ngobile Manyara will start as the loosehead prop with Bryan Chiang at hooker and Tadiwa Chinwada at tighthead.

Huntley Materson and Tanaka GondoMukandapi (VC) will form the second row partnership. Tanaka Ndoro, Muzuva Gutu, and Allan Mawunga make up the back row as flankers and number 8, respectively.

Panashe Zuze, the team captain, will start at scrum-half, while Brendan Marume (VC) will be at fly-half.

Edward Sigauke and Alex Nyamunda will pair up in the midfield as the inside and outside centers, respectively. Dion Khumalo and Simbarashe Kanyangarara will play on the wings with Benoni Nhekairo starting as the fullback.

On the bench, Stanley Muraganwa, Garry Zisengwe, Gealan Jaricho, Leo Mutendi, and Tawanayasha Gwanya provide front and back row cover. Shadrick Mandaza, Tanaka Chinyanga, and Taona Mapani complete the replacements.

Zimbabwe U20 is looking to defend their title, having won the competition in 2019.

The team has gone through the tournament undefeated. The final promises to be an exciting match, with both teams aiming to come out on top.

Zimbabwe Rugby squad vs Kenya U20

1.Ngobile Manyara 2. Bryan Chiang 3. Tadiwa Chinwada 4. Huntley Materson 5. Tanaka GondoMukandapi (VC) 6. Tanaka Ndoro 7. Muzuva Gutu 8. Allan Mawunga 9. Panashe Zuze (C) 10. Brendan Marume (VC) 11. Edward Sigauke 12. Alex Nyamunda 13. Dion Khumalo 14. Simbarashe Kanyangarara 15. Benoni Nhekairo

16. Stanely Muraganwa 17. Garry Zisengwe 18. Gealan Jaricho 19. Leo Mutendi 20. Tawanayasha Gwanya 21. Shadrick Mandaza 22. Tanaka Chinyanga 23. Taona Mapani

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