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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
    • Ferrat Etienne of Maritius challenged by Ocen Levis of Uganda during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Uganda and Mauritius at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Mbolahaiza Fzangcois of Madagascar challenged by Dent Patrick of Botswana during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Madagascar and Botswana at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Solomampionona Marinandazana of Madagascar during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Madagascar and Botswana at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • 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
    • Laston Mukosa of Zambia during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Ghana and Zambia at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • 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
    • Kofi Montchon 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
    • 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
    • Sami Nensi of Tunisia during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Tunisia and Namibia at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November
    • Bilal Soken of Tunisia challenged by Muharua Katjyeko of Namibia during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Tunisia and Namibia at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • 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
    • 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
    • Gaan Oneill 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
    • 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
    • Taknozwa Kumadibo 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
    • Gerswin Monton of Namibia challenged by Wokorach Philip of Uganda during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Namibia and Uganda at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • 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
    • 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
    • Lom Abdoul of Senegal tackles Andrew Amonde of Kenya during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Kenya and Senegal at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Andrew Amonde of Kenya challenged by 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
    • Taabu Daniel of Kenya challenged by Abdousy of Senegal during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Kenya and Senegal at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Masego Moalosi of Botswana challenged by Camara Adama (r) and Bhuyoko Soualio (l) of Ivory Coast during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Botswana and Ivory Coast at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Agholor Issac Chukwyem of Nigeria challenged by Andoniaina Safdy (l) and Rabealala Baiuface of Madagascar (r) during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Nigeria and Madagascar at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Declan Chinedo Nwachukwu of Nigeria challenged by Mbolahaiza Fzangcois of Madagascar during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Madagascar and Nigeria at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
    • Kasito Adrian of Uganda challenged by Babacar Ba of Senegal during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Senegal and Uganda 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…

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Africa Men’s Sevens rugby teams set all eyes on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The Africa Men’s Sevens will be the second African qualifier on the road to Tokyo after the Women’s Sevens tournament in Tunisia earlier this month where Kenya secured its direct ticket to the Games

Under the umbrella of Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com), and together with their partner Société Générale, the South Africa Rugby Union hosts the Africa Men’s Sevens on the 8th and 9th November 2019 in the Bosman stadium in Johannesburg. 14 African teams compete at the Africa Men’s Sevens tournament 2019 for the…

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Rugby Africa congratulates South Africa (SA) Rugby for hosting the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens

Cape Town has been named by World Rugby as host venue for the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens and this will be the first time that a Rugby World Cup Sevens will be hosted on the African continent

The world’s best 24 men’s and 16 women’s rugby sevens teams will take to the field at the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point.   The arrival of the event on the African continent for the first time was also welcomed by Mr Khaled Babbou, the president of Rugby Africa:…

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    • South African player about to stop the Moroccan attack. South Africa defeated Morocco 42-0.
    • Moroccan and South African player compete for the ball. South Africa defeated Morocco 42-0.
    • Moroccan Player kicks off the second day.
    • Successful defense by South Africa. South Africa defeated Morocco 42-0
    • Morocco and South Africa scrum. South Africa defeated Morocco 42-0
    • Senegalese players build their attack.
    • Madagascar flank sprints down the sideline. Madagascar defeats Senegal 24 – 5
    • Madagascar breaks through Senegalese defense. Madagascar defeats Senegal 24 – 5.
    • Senegalese player attempts to stop the Malagasy on her attack. Madagascar defeats Senegal 24 – 5
    • Malagasy player attempts to tackle the Senegalese. Madagascar defeats Senegal 24 – 5
    • Slick maneuvering by the Senegalese player. Madagascar defeats Senegal 24 – 5.
    • Tunisian players tackles Uganda player while her team mate makes a run with the ball. Tunisia wins 33 – 0 against Uganda.
    • Ugandan and Tunisian players battle for ball possession. Tunisia wins 33 – 0 against Uganda
    • Tunisian player breaks through the Ugandan defense. Tunisia wins 33 – 0 against Uganda
    • Tunisian player tries to shake off Uganda’s last defense. Tunisia wins 33 – 0 against Uganda
    • Kenya player runs down the sideline for a chance to score a try. Kenya defeats Zimbabwe 36 – 5.
    • Kenyan player brought to the ground by the Zimbabwean. Kenya defeats Zimbabwe 36 – 5
    • Kenyan player has her eyes on the ball. Kenya defeats Zimbabwe 36 – 5
    • Kenyan Player runs past the Zimbabwe defenders. Kenya defeats Zimbabwe 36 – 5
    • The tournament ball for the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens 2019.
    • Ghana Player (in black) tries to keep the ball under control
    • Mauritius breaks through the Ghana defense. Ghana defeats Mauritius 29 – 10.
    • Mauritius and Ghana scrum for the ball. Ghana defeats Mauritius 29 – 10.
    • Mauritius player goes for the try line. Ghana defeats Mauritius 29 – 10
    • Mauritius and Ghana players shake hand after an exciting game. Ghana defeats Mauritius 29 – 10.
    • Botswana player (in Blue and white) attempts to stop the Zambia player
    • Botswana catches the ball. Zambia wins 24 – 5 against Botswana
    • Botswana player looking for a gap. Zambia wins 24 – 5 against Botswana
    • Zambia player breaking through Botswana defense. Zambia wins 24 – 5 against Botswana
    • The Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens 2019 tournament trophy
    • Referee blows the whistle of the game Ghana beat Zambia 21 – 14.
    • Time for a team picture after Ghana’s victory over Zambia 21 – 14.
    • South African players celebrate the victory of the tournament
    • Rugby Africa President, Khaled Babbou, gives Kenyan players silver medals
    • South African players receive gold medals
    • South Africa receives the trophy of the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens tournament 2019
    • South Africa wins the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens 2019
    • Kenya receive silver medals and qualify to Tokyo 2020
    • Madagascar receive bronze medals for 3rd place
    • Alongside the tournament, many kids from different schools across Tunisia, gathered for the Get Into Rugby event which was held at the training grounds near the main stadium (1)
    • Alongside the tournament, many kids from different schools across Tunisia, gathered for the Get Into Rugby event which was held at the training grounds near the main stadium (2)
    • Alongside the tournament, many kids from different schools across Tunisia, gathered for the Get Into Rugby event which was held at the training grounds near the main stadium (3)
    • Alongside the tournament, many kids from different schools across Tunisia, gathered for the Get Into Rugby event which was held at the training grounds near the main stadium (4)
    • Alongside the tournament, many kids from different schools across Tunisia, gathered for the Get Into Rugby event which was held at the training grounds near the main stadium (5)
    • Alongside the tournament, many kids from different schools across Tunisia, gathered for the Get Into Rugby event which was held at the training grounds near the main stadium (6)
    • Alongside the tournament, many kids from different schools across Tunisia, gathered for the Get Into Rugby event which was held at the training grounds near the main stadium (7)
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South Africa crowned champions and Kenya book their Spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Kenya managed to book their ticket to the 2020 Olympics as the 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens comes to an end on its second day

The second day of the 2019 Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com) Women’s Sevens sponsored by Société Générale has come to an end on Sunday and so did the tournament. Kenya lost the final game to South Africa 14-15, however, they still managed to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. South Africa and Kenya…

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Best of Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens staged in Tunisia

Twelve of the best African teams compete at the Rugby Women’s Sevens tournament 2019 for their participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the World Rugby Sevens Series qualifier tournament

Under the umbrella of Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com/), and together with their partner Société Générale, the Fédération Tunisienne de Rugby (Tunisian rugby federation) hosts the Africa Women’s Sevens on the 12th and 13th October 2019 in the Mustapha Ben Jannet stadium in Monastir, Tunisia. It is the second time Rugby Africa…

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Women's Rugby World Cup African Qualifiers: Kenya defeated Madagascar on Friday in Johannesburg during the Women's Rugby World Cup African Qualifiers

Kenya ended the game on top with a winning score line of 35-5, beating Madagascar on Friday in Johannesburg, South Africa

On Friday, Madagascar’s Makis played against the Lionesses of Kenya during the 2019 Rugby Africa Women's Cup (www.RugbyAfrique.com), a qualifier for the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup. In an enthralling game, the Lionesses beat Makis 35-5. Madagascar pressed Kenya from the start and they managed to open the scoring through…

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

The Kenyan Lionesses, Ugandan Lady Cranes and Malagasy Makis women’s rugby teams are on their way to Johannesburg and will be joined by the Springbok Women’s team to play in the quadrangular tournament providing the region’s automatic qualifier for Women's Rugby World Cup 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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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…