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In May, a month dedicated to women’s rugby in Africa

A global conference on the role of women in sport, a regional forum on women's leadership in rugby and a continent-wide tournament of women’s rugby sevens will all be held in Gaborone in May

At its last General Assembly in London in November 2017, World Rugby (https://goo.gl/NPUK88) launched a new global strategy to promote women's rugby for the period 2017 to 2025. Now it’s up to Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) to follow this example and formulate its own strategic plan adapted to take account of…

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A Veritable Score-Fest for the 2018 U20 Junior Barthes Trophy

Namibia is qualified for the U-20 World Cup to be held in Bucharest from 28th August to 9th September 2018

The African Under-20 Rugby Championship took place from March 28th to 31st, 2018. The competition was split into two groups (the North played in Tunisia and South in Namibia) competing at a distance for the African championship title. More than 394 points and 53 tries were scored in 8 matches.…

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Rugby: Eight under-20 African national teams compete in the Barthés U20 Trophy for a place in the 2018 Junior World Trophy

From 28th to 31st of March 2018, the Barthés U20 Trophy (for under 20 year olds), will kick-off the Rugby Africa 2018 competition season

The competition was renamed in 2016 in honour of the late Mr. Jean-Luc Barthés who worked tirelessly for fourteen years as Rugby Service Manager for Africa at World Rugby (www.WorldRugby.org) to encourage the development of African rugby. We all know that youth represents the future and it is Africa’s greatest…

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Rugby Intends to Earn its Place in the Sun at the Third Edition of the African Youth Games

22 teams and more than 300 athletes from across the continent will represent Rugby at the African Youth Games in Algiers (July 2018)

Encouraged by the popularity of rugby at the Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) has decided to make the 3rd edition of the African Youth Games a major objective for the 2018 season. The president of Rugby Africa, Mr. Abdelaziz Bougja announced: "Inclusion in the…

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    • From left to right: Gerald Mlotshwa (Chairman of the Sables Committee), Peter de Villiers (National Team Head Coach), Aaron Jani (President of Zimbabwe Rugby Union)
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Zimbabwe Appoints a former South African coach as the New National XV’s Head Coach

Peter de Villiers coached the Springboks (South Africa national team) from 2007 to 2011 and has under his belt historic wins

Peter de Villiers has officially been appointed this morning as the new head coach of Zimbabwe’s national team (“the Sables”). His mission is to qualify the team for the next Rugby World Cup (Japan, 20th September - 2nd November 2019). To win their ticket, The Sables will face Namibia, Kenya,…

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2018 New Year' Message from Abdelaziz Bougja, President of Rugby Africa

“I would like to offer my best wishes for 2018 to the members of the African Rugby community” - Abdelaziz Bougja

2018 New Year’ Message from Abdelaziz Bougja, President of Rugby Africa: Bonne année, Happy New Year, سنة سعيدة , Heri za mwaka mpya First of all, dear friends, allow me to send you and your families my best wishes for 2018. On behalf of the Executive Committee and all of the…

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Rugby Africa unveils the 2018 Competition Schedule: 32 African countries, 10 competitions, more than 100 matches

The 2018 African champion will automatically qualify for the 2019 World Cup in Japan, though the runner-up will participate in a last chance bracket tournament

World Rugby (www.WorldRugby.org) Africa association, Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), today unveiled its 2018 Competition Schedule. The year promises to be particularly busy with 10 competitions totalling more than one hundred fifteen-a-side and sevens rugby matches and up to 32 participating countries. The 2018 African champion will automatically qualify for the 2019…

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Africa - 2019 Rugby World Cup: Three African teams could represent Africa during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

The winner of the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup automatically qualifies for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Across 6 countries in 15 two-legged matches, the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup promises 7 days of intense matches pitting Africa's top six men's rugby union nations against each other between 16 June and 18 August 2018. The stakes are particularly high this year, since the 2018 African champion will…

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Rugby Africa shares the heartache of the South Africans but congratulates the French for their winning bid for the 2023 World Cup

This past 12 November, Rugby Africa hosted the Irish, French and South African delegations before holding the secret internal vote to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Following the World Rugby Council's vote this past 15 November in London, France tallied 24 votes to South Africa's 15 in the second round of the vote for naming the host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. "I would like to congratulate the three candidate countries Ireland, France and South…

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    • (From Left to Right) – Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Bill Beaumont, Chairman of World Rugby during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group)
    • (From Left to Right) – Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group)
    • (From Left to Right) – World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa’s executive committee surrounding APO Group’s Founder and CEO, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard (left) and Rugby Africa’s Chairman, Abdelaziz Bougja (Right) during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group)
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APO Group becomes the Official Partner of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa

APO Group and the Africa's Rugby Governing Body, Rugby Africa sign a ground-breaking strategic partnership to develop the sport across Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, and Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), World Rugby’s African association, today announced a landmark multi-year agreement appointing APO Group as the Official Partner of Rugby Africa. The new partnership represents the highest level of sponsorship, and marks a…