By Trevor Makonyonga
Sables forward Farai Mudariki has joined French Pro 2 side Uson Nevers after he was unattached since he left Worcester Warriors in 2020.
Mudariki is not new to French Rugby as he once played there at Tarbes before his switch to England. Reports from France confirmed the move.
“The USON will still receive reinforcements for the end of the 2020-2021 season after the arrivals of Fabien Witz , Philip Du Preez and Charlie Rorke , it is a right pillar who will join the workforce of Nevers: Farai Mudariki, 26, who wore the colors of Worcester, in the English first division, since 2018”.
Mudariki had few opportunities to shine, due to injuries, and left the English club in November 2020. The Zimbabwean international (1.85 m, 119 kg) already knows French rugby, since he went through the Castres Olympique training center for two years, before playing in Tarbes, in Federal 1 (2017-2018).
It was in South Africa that he discovered rugby.” Said the report.
The tighthead joined Worcester in 2018 on the recommendation of former Warriors lock James Percival but struggled with injuries which led to him departing the Sixways after a solid two year stay.
He had shown signs of making it big at the side in the three games that he played but his health let him down. Warriors Director of Rugby Alan Solomons said of Farai as he was leaving,
“Farai now takes leave of us here at Sixways.
“Sadly, injuries prevented him from making his mark at the club. He is though talented and we wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.”
Mudariki has been capped ten times by Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, two other Zimbabwean players, Kuzivakwashe Kazembe and Kudakwashe Nyakufaringwa, will be part of the Polish side Budowlin Lublin’s squad.
With these current movements, the possibility of making the Rugby 2023 World Cup could be a reality.