The provincial trials which run until Saturday will culminate in the selection of two provincial Under-17 and U-19 age group teams, who will then go to the national trials set for Peterhouse College on May 25-26.
Zimbabwe Under-18 coach Godwin “Jaws” Murambiwa told NewsDay Sport provincial selectors for both age groups will be scouting for talent at the trials.
“We are expecting all rugby playing schools in Harare to be represented at the trials. Everyone will be given a chance to showcase their talent and there will be provincial selectors for both the Under-17s and the Under-19s watching all the matches.
“After the conclusion of the trials, two teams, a Harare A and B side, will be named for both age groups to take part in the national trials which will be hosted in Mashonaland East, at Peterhouse, in next weekend,” said Murambiwa.
It will be at the national trials where two national schools, squads will be selected to represent the country at the prestigious Coca-Cola Craven Week schools tournament.
This year’s Coca-Cola Craven Week tournament will be hosted by Eastern Province Rugby Union at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium from July 8-14.
The year’s tournament will see Zimbabwe sending an Under-17 team for the first time to add to the Under-18 and Under-14 teams which tour South Africa annually.