The senior men’s rugby side, the Sables face Tunisia in a crucial Africa Rugby 2017 Gold Cup this weekend at Prince Edward School in Harare.

The Sables lost to Kenya 22-41 at Hartsfield at the weekend and now face Tunisia in a crucial match on Saturday.

The sables lost to 41-26 to Namibia in Windhoek and no longer hope to win this year’s Gold Cup but have to concentrate on the next assignment in Harare to stay in the group.

The 2017 Gold Cup doubles up as qualification for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the team that finishes last will be relegated to the 2018 Silver Cup and eliminated from the World Cup qualification.

The 2017 Rugby  Africa season contains a series of rugby unions tournaments orgnised by Rugby Africa and is six team competition played on a round robin basis from June to August. These include Kenya, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe finish off their group matches with an away tie in Uganda next weekend and they needed to  win the group 1 qualifiers in order to fight for a berth at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

They are fighting for survival to remain in the group.