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A wrap up of the Rugby Africa Cup games which double as Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualifiers

Qualifying began with a round-robin tournament between Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Burundi

Despite the challenges of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, 13 top African rugby men’s teams have been competing through more than a month of on field competition in the 2021-2022 Rugby Africa Cup (www.RugbyAfrique.com) pool play-offs which culminated this Thursday in Harare, Zimbabwe. The 2021–22 Rugby Africa Cup, which doubles as qualifying for…

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Rugby Africa Cup kicks off with African countries and unions eager to secure a spot in the Rugby World Cup 2023

This year the top 14 teams based on the African ranking will compete in a single coordinated competition until the last two face each other in the final in 2022

With the Rugby Africa Cup kicking off on Saturday, African teams and unions are gearing up for entertaining competition as they travel through Africa to stand a chance to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in 2022. With a number of countries and unions facing border closures due to…

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    • Referees – in the middle Ugandan referee Ms Saudah Adiru
    • In the middle: Burkina Faso player (No. 10) Kassoum Démé
    • Trainer of Burkina Faso Cheikh Amidou Ouédraogo (during interview after the competition)
    • Dr Mostafa Jelti, from Rugby Africa
    • Trainer of Burkina Faso, Cheikh Amidou Ouédraogo (during the match) (1)
    • Trainer of Burkina Faso, Cheikh Amidou Ouédraogo (during the match) (2)
    • Burkina Faso beat Cameroon and qualify for next round of the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers in the Rugby Africa Cup Pool D Tournament (1)
    • Burkina Faso beat Cameroon and qualify for next round of the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers in the Rugby Africa Cup Pool D Tournament (2)
    • Burkina Faso beat Cameroon and qualify for next round of the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers in the Rugby Africa Cup Pool D Tournament (3)
    • Burkina Faso beat Cameroon and qualify for next round of the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers in the Rugby Africa Cup Pool D Tournament (4)
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Burkina Faso beat Cameroon and qualify for next round of the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers in the Rugby Africa Cup Pool D Tournament

Half-time came with a lead from the organizing country by a close score of 5 to 3

The Rugby Africa Cup Repechage (www.RugbyAfrique.com) which kicked off on June 5 saw three competing teams: Burkina Faso, Burundi and Cameroon, completing the round robin tournament yesterday at the Aout 4 stadium in Ouagadougou. The Stallions of Burkina Faso defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon by of 17 to 13…

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    • Burkina Faso Women's Team
    • Cameroon's Women's Team
    • Burkina Faso twins Soura Alma and Soura Kady
    • During the execution of the national anthem (in front the captain of Burkina Faso Sawadogo Yvette)
    • During the execution of the national anthem (in front the national trainer of Cameroun: Jacques NGomsu Tchon Lahui)
    • Supporters from Burkina Faso. They are in uniform and they are all from the Ecole Nationale de la Police situated next to the stadium (few meters away). They shouted out a lot during all the match to support the female team
    • The 3 referees - In the middle: Bineta Sene (from Senegal)
    • Getting on the playground for the match start
    • The Lionesses of Cameroon win the return Test Match against Burkina Faso (1)
    • The Lionesses of Cameroon win the return Test Match against Burkina Faso (2)
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The Lionesses of Cameroon win the return Test Match against Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso finally lost to Cameroon by the final score of 35 to 3

After their first victory, the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon won, this June 12, 2021, at the Stadium Aout 4 in Ouagadougou, the return test match against the Ladies Stallions of Burkina Faso by the score of 35 to 3. This return test match was highly anticipated by the two teams…

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    • Burkina Faso women’s team coach – Velhyr Dabiré
    • Burkina Faso’s captain – Yvette Sawadogo
    • Cameroonian team celebrating their victory in front of supporters from Burkina Faso
    • Cameroonian women’s team coach – Jacques NGomsu Tchon Lahui (1)
    • Cameroonian women’s team coach – Jacques NGomsu Tchon Lahui (2)
    • Cameroonian’s captain – Gertrude Prombove
    • Greetings to the Burkina Faso team
    • Greeting and pep talks from Dr. Elvis Tano, General Treasurer of Rugby Africa with the black hat, and Mr. Khaled Babbou, President of Rugby Africa in the black T-shirt
    • President of Rugby Africa – Khaled Babbou
    • Quick training of the Cameroonian team a few minutes before the match in the stadium
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Cameroon's Women's Rugby team wins the test match against Burkina Faso

This is the first match since Cameroon returned to African and international rugby bodies after almost a decade of absence

On the sidelines of the Rugby Africa Cup (www.RugbyAfrique.com) repechage held in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon triumphed, on the morning of 9th, 2021 at the August 4 stadium, against the Stallions of Burkina Faso by the score of 37 to 0. Scheduled for 08:00AM GMT, the…

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    • Burkina Faso Player – Kassoum Démé
    • Burkina Faso and Burundi Men's Teams – Greetings at the End of the Competition
    • Technical Experts – Supervisor Team
    • Societe Generale Match Official Overseeing The Men's RAC Repechage First Game
    • Burkina Faso Coach – Cheikh Amidou Ouédraogo
    • Burundi Coach - Kinyinda Wakazadi
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Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Games Kick Off in Ouagadougou

This first match pitted Burkina Faso against Burundi at the Stade 4 Aout stadium

The opening match of the Rugby Africa Cup Repechage (www.RugbyAfrique.com) was played on 5th June, 2021, in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) at 16:00PM GMT time. This first match pitted Burkina Faso against Burundi at the Stade 4 Aout stadium. The final score was 52-3 in favor of the host country. Burkina…

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Rugby World Cup 2023 qualifiers set to charge forward with the Rugby Africa Cup Repechage as of 5th June, 2021

The Rugby Africa Cup Repechage marks the restart of the Rugby Africa competitions program and launches the qualification for Rugby World Cup 2023

Finally, the time has come for the Rugby World Cup 2023 qualifiers for Africa to commence the Rugby Africa Cup Repechage is set to be hosted by the Burkina Faso Rugby Union in the capital Ouagadougou at the Stade 4 Août stadium, from the 5th – 13th June 2021. The…

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Rugby Africa Cup Repechage: Confirmed Dates and Location

The tournament will be hosted by the Burkina Faso Rugby Union in the capital Ouagadougou, from the 5th to the 13th of June

We would like to inform the public of the official confirmation of location and date for the Rugby Africa Cup Repechage (www.RugbyAfrique.com). The tournament will be hosted by the Burkina Faso Rugby Union in the capital Ouagadougou, from the 5th to the 13th of June. Talking on the sidelines of…

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Rugby Africa announces competition program and calendar for 2021

One of the six regional associations of World Rugby, Rugby Africa stages five annual competitions across the continent

Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) is gearing up for a potentially exciting year across the continent with its release of a detailed calendar of upcoming competitions. One of the six regional associations of World Rugby, Rugby Africa stages five annual competitions across the continent which will include the Rugby Africa Cup, the U20 Barthés…

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    • Maha Zaoui, Rugby Africa, Women’s Rugby Manager
    • Vanessa Doble, Head of Legal and Compliance, South African Rugby
    • Mrs Rolande Boro, Burkina Faso’s Rugby Union’s President
    • Paulina Lanco, Rugby Africa Executive and Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee Chairperson
    • Katie Sadleir, General Manager – Women’s Rugby
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Rugby Africa Boosts Women’s Leadership Development with Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship Programme

Women’s Rugby in Africa gets a boost from World Rugby Scholarship

Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) continues to boost women’s involvement in the game, including leadership, and is calling on all talented women with the potential to become leaders in rugby to submit their applications for the 2021 Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarships. This amazing opportunity qualifies two women from Africa to join the…