Churchill, PE clash at Agric Show

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THE Churchill and Prince Edward rugby rivalry is among the fiercest in Zimbabwe’s schools sport.

Today the two schools will clash in the President’s Cup final at the Glamis Stadium at the Harare Agricultural Show.

“It’s dog-eat-dog in tomorrow’s (today) President’s Schools Rugby Cup final pitting Harare giants, Prince Edward and Churchill.

“The two rugby powerhouses are the most dominant in the country, and this has been witnessed in all the matches they meet each other,” said Richard Karichi a spokesperson for the organisers.

Sponsored by Mwana Group, the inaugural Rugby Cup final will kick off at midday at the Glamis Stadium.

The tournament has created a lot of buzz with the Old Boys providing much-needed support to their former schools with incentives.

The chief executive of Mwana Group, Kudakwashe Mutenda, has offered his former school, Prince Edward, a weekend in Victoria Falls if they beat Churchill today.

Tendai Douglas Kache a Churchill Old Boy, has also come up with a similar trip bonus for his boys.

Mutenda and Kache once played against each other during their school days.

Prince Edward School booked a place to the final after beating Wise Owl 21-11 while Churchill Boys thrashed Mt Pleasant School 51-3 in the semi-finals.

Quarter-final results:

Goromonzi High School 12-27 Mount Pleasant, Wise Owl 50-0 Kutama, Churchill 24-12 Milton, Prince Edward 59-12 Plumtree

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