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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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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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    • Khaled Babbou, President of Rugby Africa, has been re-elected as Executive Board Member of Association of African Sport Confederations (AASC) at its 17th Electoral General Assembly in Cairo, Egypt on December 9, 2019
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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…

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    • Ronan McGann of Botswana claims ball from Lukman Yaya of Ghana (TOP) during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Tafadzwa Ncube of Botswana (R) tackles Lukman Yaya of Ghana (R) during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Richard Kossivi Botchi of Ghana (C) breaks through tackle from Jeremy Babbage of Botswana during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Richard Kossivi Botchi of Ghana (R) challenged by Letlhogile Tshko of Botswana (L) and challenge for the ball during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Lukman Yaya of Ghana (R) challenges Ronan McGann of Botswana (L) in line out during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Alexander Dorpenyo of Ghana (C) tackled byTshoganetso Katse of Botswana (R) during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Letlhogile Tsheko of Botswana (L) tries to block clearance from Kofi Montchon of Ghana (R) during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Katlego Mohutsiwa of Botswana (C) breaks through Ghana defence during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Ronan McGann of Botswana wins ball in line out during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Richard Kossivi Botchi of Ghana (L) instructs teammate Lukman Yaya during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Abdul Jalilu Yussif of Ghana (L) celebrates victory with teammate Jason Kweku Dzata during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Lukman Yaya of Ghana embraced by fans during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Match officials lead players onto the pitch during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Ghana fans during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
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Ghana defeats Botswana 36-25 in Rugby Africa Cup 2020 kick-off match

Eagles secure their ticket to the group phase of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020

The Ghana Rugby Men's 15s team have recorded a victory against the Botswana Men's 15s in their qualifier match of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) 2020. The match which commenced at 11:00 am local time on Saturday was dubbed the "Battle of the Birds of Prey" due to the logos…

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Ghana Eagles meet Botswana Vultures in historic Rugby Africa Cup 2020 kick-off match

The new Rugby Africa Cup format season 2020 starts this weekend in Ghana with a battle of the birds of prey

The first Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) 2020 encounter kicks off on Saturday, 23 November at 11 am local time (13:00 CAT) at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana. This RAC 2020 kick-off is remarkable in two ways. It is the official start of a new competition format on the…

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Continental championship Rugby Africa Cup 2020 season starts with new spectator experience

The top 16 African teams compete in this new format for the crown of African Rugby 15’s

Earlier this year Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com) announced the new Rugby Africa Cup (RAC). A format that is easier to follow for spectators and more inclusive for teams across the continent. On November 23, 2019, the elimination stage kicks off the new season with two matches: Côte d’Ivoire vs Rwanda in…

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    • Connor Pritcharo of Zimbabwe challenged by Ladipo Azeez Olaitan of Nigeria during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Nigeria and Zimbabwe at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Gaan Oneill of Zimbabwe challenges Samaila Nihu Ibrahim of Nigeria during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Nigeria and Zimbabwe at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Bavyo Soualio of Ivory Coast challenged by Andrew Amonde of Kenya during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Ivory Coast and Kenya at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Yaurice Benjamin Richard of Ivory Coast challenged by Bush Mwale of Kenya during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Ivory Coast and Kenya at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Ocen Levis of Uganda challenged by Naigrot Florian of Mauritius during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Uganda and Mauritius at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Naigrot Florian of Mauritius challenged by Ogena Pius of Uganda during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Uganda and Mauritius at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Munyani Ian of Uganda challenged by Rodber Zac of Mauritius during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Uganda and Mauritius at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
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    • Rabenazivo Bozgia of Madagascar challenged by Kagiso Molefhi of Botswana during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Madagascar and Botswana at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Lawrence Kaushiku of Zambia challenged by Michael Acquaye of Ghana during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Ghana and Zambia at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
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    • Calestus Bosoka of Ghana challenged by Masabo Mike of Zambia during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Ghana and Zambia at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
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    • Muharua Katjyeko of Namibia challenged by Bilal Soken of Tunisia during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Tunisia and Namibia at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
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    • Boulahcen Meddi of Morocco challenged by Dia Ibrahima of Senegal during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Senegal and Morocco at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Ndong Stephane Thiour of Senegal challenges El Kadiri Naapap of Morocco during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Senegal and Morocco at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
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    • Kwaicwashe Chiwanza of Zimbabwe challenged by Joseph Favour of Nigeria during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Nigeria and Zimbabwe at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
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    • Micheal Okorach of Uganda challenged by Adriaan Booysen (r) and Elmarco Beukes of Namibia during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Namibia and Uganda at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Lom Abdoul of Senegal challenged by Oscar Dennis of Kenya during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Kenya and Senegal at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Nelson Oyoo of Kenya challenged by Diaby Ibrahima of Senegal during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Kenya and Senegal at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
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2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens gets off to a fascinating start

The fourteen participating African teams started their journey towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as the first day of the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens kicked off in Johannesburg, South Africa

The first day of Africa Men's Sevens tournament which is sponsored by Société Général has come to an end in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. The tournament is hosted by the South African Rugby Union and organised by Rugby Africa. 14 teams were in action as they looked to…