Dairibord Zimbabwe Rugby Festival

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Dairbord Zimbabwe Rugby Festival
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Players During a Match
Venue
LocationHarare
Organised byDairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited


Dairibord Zimbabwe Rugby Festival, formerly Cottco Rugby Festival is one of the biggest schools rugby festivals in Zimbabwe. Over the years, the festival has grown to become one of the biggest rugby tournaments in the world, attracting participants from the Southern African region and beyond. The festival has identified and natured talent and has produced stars such as Tendai Mtawarira who plays for the South African national team.[1]

2014

In 2014 the event kicked of on the 5th of May and ended on the 10th. Running under the theme Growth – From Community Development to a Culture, the event was graced by President of the South African Rugby Union, Oregan Hoskins and Ian McIntosh. The latter was the national selector of the South African national team.[2] Born in Zimbabwe, McIntosh has over 20 years experience of coaching in South Africa.

Fixtures

On the first day, the fixtures were,

  1. Jubilee Field: Oriel Boys High School v Lord Malvern School
  1. Avenues Field: Harare High v Loxley
  • Highfield High One v Tynwald
  • Hippo Valley v St Faith
  • Mufakose 2 v Dzivarasekwa 2
  • Seke 1 v Nyatsime
  • Dzivarasekwa 1 v Sikhulile
  • Zengeza 1 v Morgan
  • SOS Bindura v Gaza
  • B&P Center v Kuwadzana 1
  1. Chapel Field: Sobukazi v Zengeza 4
  • Chipadze v Mzilikazi
  • Entumbane v George Stark
  • Presbyterian v Chindunduma
  • Royal College v Mavhudzi
  • Quality Academy v Nhowe
  • Mpopoma v St Paul’s
  • Royal College v Goromonzi
  • Tafara 2 v Dzivarasekwa
  1. Rhodes Field: Mabvuku v Mt Pleasant
  • Lord Malvern v SOS
  • Glen View 1 v Mbare High
  • Hatfield v Kuwadzana 1
  • Mufakose 2 v Sobukazi
  • Morgan v Tafara
  • Highfield v Queen Elizabeth
  • George Stark U-16 v Marlborough U-16

Sable Field-U-16 Matches:

  • Ellis Robins v Sobukazi
  • Tafara High 2 v Dzivarasekwa
  • Mandedza v Presbyterian
  • 4 Chipindura v Harare High
  • Mufakose High 1 v Kuwadzana High 1
  • Mufakose 2 v SOS Bindura
  • Cranborne v Kambuzuma
  • Tynwald v Glen View 1
  • Morgan v Zengeza 4[3]

2013 Fixtures and Winners

  • [[St Martins High Scool 00 vs 50 Kyle College
  • Watershed Colleg 29 vs 17 Allan Wilson School
  • Heritage 20 vs 07 Petra
  • Milton 17 vs 06 Gateway
  • M.C.C 34 vs 12 Vainona
  • Eaglesvale 19 vs 10 Hillcrest
  • Lomagundi 05 vs 43 Falcon
  • Churchill 32 vs 11 St John’s College
  • St George’s College 31 vs 18 Peterhouse
  • Prince Edward 22 vs 07 Windhoek Tech
  1. Avenues Field
  • Mrewa High 12 vs 12 Mazowe
  • Marondera 19 vs 12 Gifford
  • Kutama 14 vs 12 Benard Mzeki
  • Plumtree 64 vs 00 Goromonzi
  • Churchill 03 vs 11 Trust Academy
  • St John’s EH 17 vs 15 Select Side
  • Hellenic Academy 31 vs 00 Victoria High
  1. Chapel Field – Under 16
  • Churchhill 20 vs 00 Kyle
  • Allan Wilson 36 vs 13 Victoria High
  • Lomagundi 17 vs 22 Watershed
  • Eaglesvale 56 vs 05 Heritage
  • Petra 07 vs 05 Gateway
  • Peterhouse 20 vs 00 St George’s College
  • Falcon 22 vs 00 M.C.C
  • Prince Edward 08 vs 12 Mbare Academy
  1. Rhodes Field – Under 16
  • Highfeild vs George Stark
  • Harare High vs Morgan
  • Cranborne vs S.E.C
  • Hellenic Academy 35 vs 07 Kutama
  • Kutama vs Benard Mzeki
  • Gifford vs Mazowe
  • Murehwa vs Milton
  • Plumtree vs Goromonzi
  1. Sable Field
  • St John’s EH U16 05 vs 05 Ellis Robins U16
  • Cranborne U16 15 vs 24 Benard Mzeki U16
  • Chipadze U16 05 vs 05 Mrewa U16
  • Mufakose 1 H U16 38 vs 05 Seke 1 U16
  • Presbyterian U16 03 vs 41 Allan Wilson U16
  • Lord Malvern U16 15 vs 00 Tafara 2 u16[4]

Growth

The festival began to include girls team as part of its development initiative. The girls teams are made up of young girls from the respective participating schools. They are drawn into their respective pools where they play in a knock-out system. Furthermore, the tournament has also grown to improve rural schools from various parts of the country.

2015 Edition

The 2015 edition will be held at the traditional venue.

Controversy

In 2013, the festival attracted widespread criticism after it was revealed that students were allegedy involved in sexual behaviour. Some of the teens were caught on camera by the tabloid, H-Metro. They were seen in the bushes and some were going into rooms and vehicles together, only to come later looking tired and looking not-so-innocent.[5] Some boys became drunk even though the organisers had forbade entry of alcohol.

References

  1. A Rugby Festival Like No other, Southern Times, Published: ND, Retrieved: 9 May 2014
  2. Dairibord Rugby festival begins, The Herald, Published: 5 May 2014, Retrieved: 9 May 2014
  3. Daniel Nhakaniso, Dairibord schools rugby festival roars into life, NewsDay, 5 May 2014, Retrieved: 9 May 2014
  4. Saturday – Cottco Schools Rugby 2013 Fixtures & Results, School Sport Network, Published: 2013, Retrieved: 9 May 2014
  5. What went wrong at Cottco?, Defzee, Published: , Retrieved: 9 May 2014