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Diggers Rugby Club’s chances of winning National League suffers setback

FILE: The Zambian team celebrates winning the Zambia Rugby 7s international tournament

Diggers Rugby Club’s chances of winning the 2017 National League suffered a major setback following a narrow 13-12 loss at Mufulira Leopards on Saturday.

Mufulira’s Daniel Kunda placed two tries with his team mate Dean Zulu converting one of them before he scored two penalties later in this rescheduled match played at the Leopards Cage in Mufulira.

Third placed Diggers scored three penalties through Jubilee Chisenga who converted a double and another was inked by veteran Patrick Chanda.

With two matches remaining, the Men at Work are now 11 points behind leaders KPF who have 56 points from 13 matches played.

In other weekend rescheduled matches, Buffaloes crushed Ndola Wanderers 75-0 on the Copperbelt with Nkwazi overcoming Konkola 47-12 in Chililabombwe.

League leaders KPF, champions Red Arrows, Green Eagles, Roan and Kansanshi were all on bye at the weekend.


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Konkola (12 ) vs (47) Nkwazi

Mufulira – A (13) vs (12) Diggers

Ndola (0) vs (75) Buffaloes

Nchanga (21) vs (0) Chibuluma (Walkover to Nchanga as Chibuluma failed to travel)


  1. This is one very static league. Imagine from the 60s we be been hearing of Diggers Mufulira who never go anywhere not to world cup or world seven a side. Yet they keep playing rugby in Zed. With this soccer focussed govt…Just give up!

  2. Rugby in Zambia needs all the support it can get. Be it from spreading word about the game to actual monetary support; it is all needed.
    We are not where we should be in regards to our performance at club and youth level but there is immense hope.
    We have a huge pool of players who are currently coming up from the youth ranks. If well managed and enough sponsorship, we WILL be a rugby powerhouse in southern Africa through the efforts of these young boys and girls.

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