Rugby union picks national youth teams


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THE Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) has announced the national youth teams following the completion of trials to select players.

ZRU communications manager Tom Chaloba told the Sun Sports in a statement that from the 105 boys on the initial list which was compiled from both Copperbelt and Midlands, 15 more were given a chance to showcase their rugby prowess.

“These final trials have really been national because we had 7 boys from as far as Livingstone in Southern Province, and it was apparent to everyone that their trip was not a holiday but they meant serious business,” Chaloba said.

Chaloba said that 2019 would forever be a memorable year for a lot of young players from a cross section of schools and clubs in Zambia.

“After a rigorous selection process, the selection committee has picked 15 players for Under 18 and 35 teams,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chaloba said Under-20 players who would go for residential camp for the upcoming international tournaments whose full details were yet to be announced.

And ZRU said it was keen on giving young players as much exposure on the international scene as possible.

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