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Rugby Africa reinforces its support for all member federations through a solidarity fund

All member federations are eligible for this financial aid to support their rugby communities

Given the current health crisis, the Rugby Africa Executive Committee (www.RugbyAfrique.com) has approved the immediate release of EUR 170,000.00 from a solidarity fund. All member federations are eligible for this financial aid to support their rugby communities. Requests from the fund can go towards distribution of food packages, meals, or…

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Rugby Africa offers referees from its member unions a series of online workshops

This initiative will help upskill match officials in the key focus areas of the game, and the programme will run for over two months

Referees and Coaches of Match Officials (CMOs) drawn from across the continent are following a series of online workshops run by Alain Rolland, High-Performance 15s Match Official Manager for World Rugby. This initiative will help upskill match officials in the key focus areas of the game, and the programme will run…

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Rugby Africa plans to implement a return-to-play strategy

The Rugby Africa President encourages and prioritizes the health and well-being of all the players, partners and fans across the continent

While Rugby Africa’s activities and competitions remain suspended until further notice, Rugby Africa Executive Committee has tasked the Rugby Committee to continue the consultation with the unions as they monitor the easing or continuation of lock down measures over the continent. Alternatives and more detailed options will then be reviewed…

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Rugby Africa adapts plans for the coming season

Coronavirus epidemic requires changes to Rugby Africa’s 2020 calendar and concerted support from all stakeholders

Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com/) today announced that the start of its 2020 season including tournaments and activities in general is put on hold.  The Men’s and Women’s Rugby Africa Cup which is the next scheduled event to kick off on May 30 is postponed. The Executive Committee has taken this decision…

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Rugby Africa postpones U20 Barthés Trophy due to coronavirus concerns

The 2020 edition of the continental youth tournament scheduled for April 19, 22 and 26 in Nairobi, Kenya will be held at a later date

With view to the current development of the coronavirus and related health concerns, Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) has announced to postpone the U20 Barthés Trophy until further notice. In consultation with Kenya Rugby Union and World Rugby, the following statement has been issued: Khaled Babbou, President Rugby Africa stated on behalf…

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Rugby Africa Cup 2020 sets a first milestone for gender equality in rugby

Rugby Africa’s XV’s flagship competition will host men and women tournament at the same time

Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com/) (celebrates International Woman’s Day and its #EachForEqual initiative with the announcement that the women’s and men’s edition of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 will concur at the same time. Whenever suitable, the women’s match will be played as a curtain raiser in the same venue as the…

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Rugby Africa appoints Women’s Rugby and Referee Manager

Maha Zaoui and Mudiwa Mundawarara join team to evolve rugby on the continent

Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com) announced the appointment of Ms Maha Zaoui as Women’s Rugby Manager and Mr Mudiwa Mundawarara as Referee Manager. Both newly created positions are key strategic pillars for actively driving the expansion of rugby in Africa. Khaled Babbou, Rugby Africa President welcomed the new staff members: “We are very…

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Kenya Rugby Union wins bid to host Rugby Africa U20 tournament

Rugby Africa awards the U20 Barthés Trophy 2020-2022 to Kenya

Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the successful bid of Kenya Rugby to host the U20 Barthés Trophy, sponsored by Société Générale, for three consecutive years. The 2020 edition of the U20 Barthés Trophy will be held on April 19, 22 and 26 in Nairobi, Kenya.  "The Kenya Rugby Union and the…

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Rugby Africa Cup 2020 Shines in New Light for Players, Teams and Spectators

The elimination stage of the new Rugby Africa Cup format focusses on inclusion and digital experience

In June this year, Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the new format of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC); a modernized and more inclusive set up of the continental championship to revamp the attractiveness of the game. At the same time the elimination stage was a digital testing period for a new…

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Rugby Africa President Khaled Babbou re-elected as Executive Board Member of Association of African Sport Confederations

The international organization for sports in Africa held its electoral General Assembly in Cairo this week

The 17th electoral General Assembly of the Association of African Sport Confederation (AASC) confirmed on the 9th of December its President Ahmed Nasser M.K. Mohamed and elected his Executive Board for the coming four years. AASC Vice Presidents are Taher Mesbahy and Penninah Kabenge and the Executive Board Members are…