Defending champions Zimbabwe have named a 36 man provisional squad for their title defense at this year’s Rugby Africa U20 Barthes Trophy in Nairobi from 22-30 April 2023.
The squad has eight returning players from last year’s successful team namely Bryan Chiang, Tanaka Gondomukandapi, Takunda Mudzingwa,Panashe Zuze Brendan Marume, Tanaka Chinyaga, Alex Nyamunda and Dion Khumalo.
The final squad of 28 will be named closer to the tournament.
Zimbabwe won last year’s title with a 19-14 victory over Namibia in an exciting final at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium.
Zimbabwe Provisional Squad: Happias Zhou, Jerry Zisengwe, Gealan Jaricja, Bryan Chiang, Tawananyasha Bwanya, Leo Mutendi, Mazuva Gutu, Tadiwa Chinwada, Nqobile Manyara, Stanley Muraganwa, Tanaka Gondomukandapi, Huntley Masterson, Allan Mawunga, Vincent Chimwendo, Tanaka Ndoro, Halgar Muchenje, Shingirai Manyara, Tadiwanashe Marumisa, Takunda Mudzingwa, Kelvin Kaseke, Godfrey Zvinavashe, Panashe Zuze, Brendan Marume, Tanaka Chinyaga, Edward Sigauke, Kelton Kaseke, Shadreck Mandaza, Alex Nyamunda, Simbarashe Kanyangarara, Brendan Johnson, Kudakwashe Nyamushaya, Benoni Nhekairo, Dion Khumalo, Taonaishe Mapani, Panashe Mugorogodi, Tadiwanashe Unganani