NEW: Ablant down but not out

24 Jun, 2022 - 12:06 0 Views
NEW: Ablant down but not out

The Sunday Mail

Online Reporter

ZIMBABWE youth international, Tavonga Ablant, is relieved following revelations that his injury is not as bad as initially feared.

The versatile Young Sables backline player was one of the Barthes Trophy winning quartet, who were included in the Goshawks squad for the Currie Cup First Division where he incurred the injury.

Takudzwa Musingwini, Brendon Marume and Tawanda Matipano were the other youth internationals drafted into the Goshawks.

Ablant missed the last couple of games of Zimbabwe’s Currie Cup campaign due to a hamstring injury.

But, as the Young Sables re-grouped on Wednesday, albeit, with an extended 61-man squad, the former Maritzburg College student was one of the surprise faces to show up at Prince Edward High School rugby grounds for the first day of training.

He said the hamstring injury, initially thought to rule him out for months, was not as bad as feared.

“It is just a hamstring niggle. I am feeling much better now, and can’t wait to join the rest of the Young Sables squad,” he said.

Ablant also spoke about his Goshawks debut.

“It was a dream come true for me.

“Every player dreams of playing in the Currie Cup, competing and playing in South Africa, and it was a great honour to be part of the Goshawks squad,” he said.

The Young Sables re-grouped ahead of the Canada International Rugby Series, a tournament designed by World Rugby to afford adequate preparations to teams participating at next year’s Junior World Trophy.

Apart from hosts Canada, Chile, Uruguay and Zimbabwe are expected to feature at the tournament slated for August 9 to 24, at Guelph University.

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