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Zim Academy hoping to be an unpleasant surprise

The bad news (for the media, anyway) is that the Zimbabwe Academy won’t be coached by the man with the T-Shirt slogan quotes, former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers, in this year’s SuperSport Rugby Challenge.

But the good news is some of the names they’ve roped into their management team could well be the youthful team’s secret weapon as they make their bow in the competition via their game against the Border Bulldogs at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane on Sunday.

Coached by former Zimbabwe flanker Brendon Dawson, who scored a try against Ireland at the 1991 World Cup, the competition’s new boys also have ex-Springbok winger Tonderai Chavhanga as their assistant coach and former Boks Marius Hurter and Brendan Venter consulting as scrum and defence coaches.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

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