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"Zi" is magic !

"Zi" is magic !

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Par Rugbyrama - Le 05/11/2009 à 16:46
Author of an outstanding triple win facing Gloucester on Saturday, and crowning an overall sparkling performance, supersonic winger American Takudzwa "Zi" Gwenya inflamed the play of the BO, at the same time as he dazzled the public of Aguilera.

Author of an outstanding triple win facing Gloucester on Saturday, and crowning an overall sparkling performance, supersonic winger American Takudzwa “Zi” Gwenya inflamed the play of the BO, at the same time as he dazzled the public of Aguilera.

The red and whites "crushed their English counterparts (42-15). “Taku” raised his left arm thrice towards the sky, with the style he could have when he was an American football player in the early 2000.

This gesture was the last relic of Gwenya’s American past : this fifteen years old native of Zimbabwe has lived in U.S. for seven years, before joining Biarritz Olympique in 2007.

In Aguilera, the American “arrow” who was timed less than 10’50 on 100 metres, showed his lightning progresses in rugby, though he has been in the competition for only two years.

He displayed a wide range of the complete winger to the public through his three tries. At the first one, he made James Simpson-Daniel dummy, before handing off Tom Voyce. On the second, he crucified ultra-powerful Lesley Vainikolo, with a kick over fitted to the millimetre. On the third, he was at the same time at the beginning of the action, with a convenient rise at a peak, which allowed his team to recover the ball, and on the finish, after a mad dash on an inside service of Marcelo Bosch.

Biarritz Olympique has got a dreadful weapon likely to clear a match at any time with they American “prodigy”. “Zi”, as his team-mates call it, proved it over Gloucester. His first try, before the half-time, thus started the Basque engine, which strained so far. Then knackered Gloucester never got over it.

The British media hailed this performance as it should be.

Takudzwa Gwenya confirms from now on, two years of training later, that he’s one of the very best wingers in the world.