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Zimbabwe national rugby union team

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Nickname(s)The Sables
EmblemSable antelope
UnionZimbabwe Rugby Union
Head coachBrendon Dawson
CaptainHilton Mudariki
Home stadiumVarious
First colours
World Rugby ranking
Current31 (as of 20 March 2023)
Highest26 (2015)
Lowest57 (2007, 2008)
First international
Southern Rhodesia 11–24 British and Irish Lions
(Bulawayo, Rhodesia; 30 July 1910)
as Zimbabwe
 Kenya 24–34 Zimbabwe 
(Nairobi, Kenya, 23 May 1981)
Biggest win
 Zimbabwe 130–10 Botswana 
(Harare, Zimbabwe 9 September 1996)
Biggest defeat
 Namibia 80–6 Zimbabwe 
(Windhoek, Namibia; 15 August 2015)
World Cup
Appearances2 (First in 1987)
Best resultPool stage (1987, 1991)

The Zimbabwe national rugby union team is nicknamed the Sables. They play rugby for Zimbabwe in competitions. The team is managed by the Zimbabwe Rugby Union. It first played in 1981 against Kenya. They have competed at the first two Rugby World Cups in 1987 and 1991. They are ranked 32th in the World Rugby ranking as of July 2022.