All is set for the Hong Kong Sevens tournament where Zimbabwe will begin their campaign with a clash against Tonga at 7:00am Zimbabwean time.

Zimbabwe will once again launch a challenge for a place on the World Rugby board sevens circuit when they take part in the Hong Kong Sevens qualifiers tournament which kicks off tomorrow.

The Cheetahs have previously come close to gaining core status but missed out by a whisker after falling to Russia.

Zimbabwe this year launches yet another bid for qualification and will be hoping to begin their Pool E qualifying campaign on a positive note when they face Tonga.

The Cheetahs second encounter of the day will be against hosts Hong Kong at 10:28am Zimbabwean time before the Zimbabwe sevens side completes its campaign with a clash against the Phillipines at 4:30 am Zimbabwean time on Saturday.

Zimbabwe sevens rugby team head coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba had an opportunity to have a look at his squad when the country hosted an international tourney at Harare Sports Club before leaving for Hong Kong.

With yet another opportunity to have a crack at core status, Zimbabwe will be hoping for success in what is poised to be a grueling qualification route where only the winner of the knockout stage will gain core status for the 2019/2020 World Rugby series.