The growth of global rugby movement has impacted all the major rugby nations heavily and even small countries like Zimbabwe are exporting a few of their own. The bulk of Zimbabwean foreign based players play their trade in South Africa. Germany has by far the most numbers in Europe and second on the overall list.
One player has decided to break the trend and call Spain home for the next few years. George Sawezy who recently signed for Club de Rugby Arquitectura Técnica – CRAT A Coruña Is excited about the new move. He is expected to land in Galicia Spain on the 29th of September and play in the opening league fixture the following weekend.
“This move couldn’t have come at a better time. I enjoyed my time at Uwc. I grew as a player, person and student but in life one has to grow continuously. I was not getting this at Uwc anymore.”
Speaking on his aspirations with his newly signed side, George was clear on his goals. “Look, these guys could have picked anyone in this world but picked me. I can not get there and slack. I will work hard to ensure I earn a starting place in the team, and win each game as it comes as a collective”
The 24year old Bcom graduate also touched on his new coach and preferred position,” This guy is a New Zealander, a Crusader and to top it off a former All Black lock. You can’t ask for a better coach/mentor. I signed as a flanker that will occasionally play as a lock. Personally I prefer flank to lock, the is just so much freedom at flank than lock” he said.
“Winning the league here will open doors for more opportunities. European Championship Cup will be there for the taking.”
European Championship Cup is the Europa of rugby.
The Sables lock forward added,” it’s not going to be an easy one. Will be away from home. Far away from anyone I know, new language, foods and people,but the dream has to leave on. All I have to do is settle in as quick as possible. Adapt to the new environment and game styles so I can be at the top of my game”
Speaking on the sables, the soft spoken giant was a bit hesitant but diplomatic.
“We had a bad run this year, it’s not that the coaches or the players were bad. The boys didn’t simply click. It’s the small things like, camping on time, player welfare and admin stuff that needs to be sorted. World Cup qualifiers are next year and I belive we can still play at the World Cup in Japan 2019.
Lastly he weighed in on his availability for the national side.
“I have my country at heart, if the coach calls for me. I am always available for selection. I am Zimbabwean before anything else”