Zimbabwe Goshawks reveal squad to face Kenya Simbas

Kenya Simbas Jone Kubu brought down by a Zimbabwean Opponent. Photo Courtesy/ Kyros Sports

Zimbabwe Goshawks have announced their squad for the upcoming Mzansi Challenge match against the Kenya Simbas at Nakuru Athletic Club on Saturday 20 April.

The team features several players from their developmental side as they continue to build up towards the 2027 Rugby World Cup qualifiers. The team will be led by Hilton Mudariki, the captain of the Zimbabwe Sables, who will start at scrum-half.

In the starting XV, Kevin Nqindi, Neil Mawere, and Tawanda Mudyiwa will form the front row as the props, with Patrick Macklin and Tadiwanashe Gwashu as the locks.

Simba Sihara and Gideon Maseka will take on the flanker positions, while Aiden Burnett will play as the number 8.

The halfback combination will be led by Mudariki at scrum-half, with Takudzwa Musingwini as the fly-half.

Cletos Sunduza and Gamu Nekati will occupy the wing positions, while Tamuka Pamire and Russell Dinha will be the centers. Taddy Dzandiwandira will complete the starting lineup as the fullback.

The substitutes for the match include Bornwell Gwinji, Vuyiswa Mpofu, Brian Makamure, Tapiwa Muberekwa, Joseph Chigwida, Pride Nyameni, Ben Pattenden, Maclean Muhambi, and Aaron Juma.

The team is eyeing the first win in the competition this season. The last time these two side faced off in the Currie Cup, Goshawks won 22-21.

Zimbabwe Goshawks squad:

Starting XV: 1. Kevin Nqindi 2. Neil Mawere 3. Tawanda Mudyiwa 4. Patrick Macklin 5. Tadiwanashe Gwashu 6. Simba Sihara 7. Gideon Maseka 8. Aiden Burnett 9. Hilton Mudariki (captain) 10. Takudzwa Musingwini 11. Cletos Sunduza 12. Tamuka Pamire 13. Russell Dinha 14. Gamu Nekati 15. Taddy Dzandiwandira.

Substitutes: 15. Bornwell Gwinji 16. Vuyiswa Mpofu 18. Brian Makamure 19. Tapiwa Muberekwa 20. Joseph Chigwida 21. Pride Nyameni 22. Ben Pattenden 23. Maclean Muhambi 24. Aaron Juma.

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