Town - Zimbabwe,
under the guidance of former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers, are
preparing to continue their 2019 World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will
take place in two weekends' time where six teams will take part in 15
Whoever finishes top of that log
will advance to next year's showpiece in Japan, while the second-placed side
will advance to a repechage round with three other international teams in
another round robin format where one side will secure the last World Cup
Zimbabwe begin their Gold Cup
campaign by hosting Morocco on June 16, and De Villiers is happy with the
preparation of the squad following a recently-completed training camp in
"85% of our players play in
Zimbabwe and we have worked a lot on self-confidence," De Villiers
The tournament ends on August
Kenya, Namibia, Tunisia and
Uganda are the other competing nations.
Zimbabwe last appeared at a Rugby
World Cup in England.