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Launch of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC), the qualifying competition for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Rugby Africa unveils a new competition format where the 16 best African teams will compete in a truly continental rugby championship made up of 20 matches divided into 3 stages

Starting from November 2019, 16 teams will compete in the new Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) with an aim to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in 2022. This format is more inclusive and easier to follow. The top 16 teams based on the African ranking will compete in a…

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Africa Men and Women’s Sevens, the two tournaments serving as qualification events for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, Tokyo 2020

The Tunisian and South African rugby federations will host the Africa Women's Sevens and Africa Men's Sevens tournaments, respectively, which will serve as qualification events for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020

In partnership with Société Générale, the official bank of Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), the Africa Women's Sevens will take place on 12nd and 13th October 2019 in Jemmel in Tunisia and will bring together twelve of the best African teams. Each one will be eager to top the rankings so that…

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The Algerian Rugby Federation, officially accepted as an affiliate member of World Rugby

The executive committee of World Rugby, the international body in charge of 15-a-side and 7-a-side rugby, voted on Tuesday, May 21 in Dublin for the integration of Algeria as an affiliate member

The young Algerian rugby federation formed in 2015, and who joined Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) in December 2016 filed its application in 2018 with World Rugby (www.WorldRugby.org). After a favorable decision from the World Rugby Council last September, yesterday marked the last step in the process with the executive committee's vote.…

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Qualifiers for the Women’s Rugby World Cup, a first for Africa!

In August 2019, Rugby Africa will host the Rugby Africa Women's Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, a qualifying competition for the Women's Rugby World Cup, which will take place in New Zealand in 2021

Together with their partner Société Générale, Rugby Africa’s (www.RugbyAfrique.com) official bank, and with the support of World Rugby, Rugby Africa will organise the first qualifiers for the Women's Rugby World Cup in Africa, the Rugby Africa Women's Cup, at the Bosman stadium in Johannesburg, starting on August 9th, National Women's…

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The third and final tournament of Rugby Africa's U20 Barthés Trophy concludes with a first victory by Zambia over the Ugandan hosts

Zambia qualifies for Pool B for the next U20 Barthés Trophy tournament

For the first time Ghana, Zambia and Uganda participated in Rugby Africa's (www.RugbyAfrique.com) Under-20 tournament, from 7th to 12th May, 2019, and competed for the open spot in Pool B for 2020. The final between Zambia and Uganda was extremely tight, but Zambia narrowly won the last match of the…

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The unexpected victory of the Malagasy facing Zimbabwe, host of the competition

Madagascar qualifies for Pool A in the U20 tournament in 2020 in a tight and difficult match against the Zimbabweans on Saturday (April 20th) in Harare

It is in Harare that the Malagasy Under-20 selection has won the very popular ticket to Pool A against the Zimbabwean hosts. The match was captivating until the last minute, when the Malagasy took the lead by scoring a try to win the fight, 27 to 25! “I can’t begin…

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The future of Rugby in Africa discussed at a meeting of Presidents in London

Rugby Africa EXCO Members attended meetings in London with members of World Rugby and Rugby Europe to discuss global projects and the development of African rugby

The President of Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), Mr Khaled Babbou, attended meetings in London on the 16th of April, with his counterpart from Rugby Europe, Mr Octavian Morariu, and members of World Rugby to discuss the  project of a World Rugby Nations Championship and its implications for Tier 2 and Tier…

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The victory of Kenya over previously unbeaten Namibia

For the first time, Kenya qualifies for the Junior World Trophy which will take place in Sao José Dos Campos, Brazil, from 9th to 21st July, 2019

In Nairobi, the "Chipus", the under-20s Kenyan selection, emerged as victors from the African Under-20 Championship Tournament, beating the Namibians, the previously unconquered title-holders. This was an remarkable victory dislodging Namibia from its throne for the first time. In another surprise of the tournament, Senegal, ranked 4th, managed to beat…

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Eleven African under-20 national teams will compete in three groups of the U20 Barthes Cup for a place in the 2019 Junior World Trophy

The 2019 Rugby Africa competition season will be launched by the U20 Barthes Cup which takes place from April 4th to May 12th, 2019

At the General Assembly held in Marrakesh on March 2nd, all of the Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) stakeholders agreed that the focus needs to be on the long-term future and therefore they have decided to expand the under-20s competition. The young people of Africa are its greatest resource. The United Nations estimates…

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Ghana’s President Herbert Mensah to join the Rugby Africa Executive Committee

Mr Herbert Mensah is invited to contribute his experience in building commercial value for Rugby Africa competitions

The newly elected EXCO led by Mr Khaled Babbou has in the spirit of unity and as part of the strategy to have more inclusion and teamwork, invited Mr Herbert Mensah to join the Rugby Africa Executive Committee as a special non-voting member under section 8 of the by-laws of…