zim sevens rugby 30-08-10.jpgThe Zimbabwe Sevens rugby team, the Cheetahs, clinched their fourth consecutive Castle Sevens title after beating South African side, Northern Region 19-10 in the final held in Zambia yesterday.


After being drawn in Group B together with Namibia, Botswana and the Pumas, Zimbabwe got their campaign off to a bright start by walloping Namibia 26-0 before steamrolling past Botswana 28-0.

Having already secured a berth in the quarter finals, the Sevens team however went down 21-26 to the Pumas in their final group game.

The Cheetahs continued with their impressive run at the quarter final stage, when they thrashed hosts Zambia 35-0, before again beating Namibia 21-7 in the semi-finals, to book a date with Northern Province in the final.

The Gilbert Nyamutsamba-coached outfit however powered its way to a 19-10 victory over Northern Region Select to clinch its fourth consecutive Castle Sevens crown, underlining their dominance on the regional Sevens rugby arena.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s developmental side, the Goshawks lost all their games as they crashed out at the first round in group C which featured Gaborone and Soweto Raiders.