The Sunday News
Mehluli Sibanda, Senior Sports Reporter
AFTER starting their campaign at the South African Rugby Under-13 Craven Week with a 41-0 victory over Border Country Districts on Monday, Zimbabwe could not replicate those opening day heroics as they lost 43-5 to the Pumas at Monument High School in Krugersdorp on Tuesday.
It was a disappointing result for the Brighton Chivandire coached Junior Sables since they had looked to maintain their perfect start to the tournament.
It was a tough encounter for the Zimbabweans who played their hearts out despite the defeat.
The Pumas raced to a 24-0 lead heading into the break and added 19 more points in the second half.
Zimbabwe got their only points of the match through an unconverted try by second centre Tadiwa Chakuchichi.
The Bryce Honiball led Zimbabwean lads now take a break on Wednesday before they return to action on Thursday and Friday prior to finding their way back home.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Under-17 beat the Griquas 17-5 in their first match at the SA Rugby Under-16 Grant Khomo Week in Kimberley on Monday.
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