Rugby Africa
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (7)
    • Rugby Africa Cup Logo
    • Launch of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC), the qualifying competition for the 2023 Rugby World Cup
    • Andrew Owor
    • Guédel n'Diaye
    • Herbert Mensah
    • Khaled Babbou, President Rugby Afrique
    • Launch of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC), the qualifying competition for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in French
  • Links (1)
  • All (8)
Source: Rugby Africa |

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…

Rugby Africa
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (6)
    • Kenya and Zimbabwe before the final of the 2015 Olympic Qualifiers
    • Kenya qualified in 2015 bis
    • Kenya qualified in 2015
    • Khaled Babbou President Rugby Afrique
    • South Africa winning Africa Women's 7s in 2015
    • Tunisia vs South Africa Africa Women's Sevens tournament
  • Links (1)
  • All (7)
Source: Rugby Africa |

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…

Rugby Africa
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (3)
    • The unexpected victory of the Malagasy facing Zimbabwe, host of the competition (1)
    • The unexpected victory of the Malagasy facing Zimbabwe, host of the competition (2)
    • The unexpected victory of the Malagasy facing Zimbabwe, host of the competition (3)
  • Links (1)
  • All (4)
Source: Rugby Africa |

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…

Rugby Africa
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (6)
    • The victory of Kenya over previously unbeaten Namibia (1)
    • The victory of Kenya over previously unbeaten Namibia (2)
    • The victory of Kenya over previously unbeaten Namibia (3)
    • The victory of Kenya over previously unbeaten Namibia (4)
    • The victory of Kenya over previously unbeaten Namibia (5)
    • The victory of Kenya over previously unbeaten Namibia (6)
  • Links (1)
  • All (7)
Source: Rugby Africa |

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…

Rugby Africa
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (2)
    • 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 (1)
    • 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 (2)
  • Links (1)
  • All (3)
Source: Rugby Africa |

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…

Rugby Africa
Source: Rugby Africa |

Khaled Babbou elected President of Rugby Africa

Jurie Roux (South Africa) and Andrew Owor (Uganda) join the Executive Board; Affiliation of Egypt is voted by show of hands with 25 votes in favor

Today, March 2, 2019, in Marrakech, was held the 13th General Assembly of Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) of which here are the highlights: The elections of the new Executive Committee begin after the quorum is reached, the scrutineers appointed and the confirmed candidates. The officers of the Executive Board are elected…

Rugby Africa
Source: Rugby Africa |

Triple win for African rugby on the global stage

World Rugby elects Mr Alexander from South Africa on its executive committee, adopts Burkina Faso as a new associate member and welcomes back Nigeria as a full member

SA Rugby president Mr. Mark Alexander was elected to the World Rugby’s Executive Council in elections held in Dublin on Wednesday. "It is a huge honour to be named on the executive body among a number of highly respected administrators in the game," said Mr. Alexander from Dublin, where the…

Source: Rugby Africa |

Suspense is high for the three remaining matches of the African qualifiers for the Rugby World Cup 2019 this Saturday, 18th August

The stakes for the last three matches of the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 could not be higher, with a dramatic final between Namibia and Kenya, and a fierce fight between Zimbabwe, Tunisia and Morocco to remain in the Gold Cup

The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup concludes this Saturday, August 18th with three intense matches. In Windhoek, Namibia will host Kenya for the final match of the tournament. With 17 points on the scoreboard, Kenya absolutely needs to win the match to overtake Namibia who already have a total of…

Rugby Africa
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (3)
    • Rugby Eight under-20 African national teams compete in the Barthés U20 Trophy for a place in the 2018 Junior World Trophy (1)
    • Rugby Eight under-20 African national teams compete in the Barthés U20 Trophy for a place in the 2018 Junior World Trophy (2)
    • Barthés U20 Trophy
  • Links (2)
  • All (5)
Source: Rugby Africa |

Rugby: Eight under-20 African national teams compete in the Barthés U20 Trophy for a place in the 2018 Junior World Trophy

From 28th to 31st of March 2018, the Barthés U20 Trophy (for under 20 year olds), will kick-off the Rugby Africa 2018 competition season

The competition was renamed in 2016 in honour of the late Mr. Jean-Luc Barthés who worked tirelessly for fourteen years as Rugby Service Manager for Africa at World Rugby (www.WorldRugby.org) to encourage the development of African rugby. We all know that youth represents the future and it is Africa’s greatest…

Rugby Africa
  • Multimedia content

  • Videos (2)
    • Rugby’s new passionate frontier: Africa; APO Group becomes the Official Partner of Rugby Africa
    • L’Afrique: la nouvelle frontière passionnée du rugby. Partenariat APO Group / Rugby Africa
  • Images (5)
    • (From Left to Right)- Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby’s African association, signing the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group)
    • (From Left to Right) – Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Bill Beaumont, Chairman of World Rugby during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group)
    • (From Left to Right) – Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group)
    • (From Left to Right) – World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa’s executive committee surrounding APO Group’s Founder and CEO, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard (left) and Rugby Africa’s Chairman, Abdelaziz Bougja (Right) during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group)
    • (From Left to Right) - Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group)
  • Links (2)
  • All (9)
Source: Rugby Africa |

APO Group becomes the Official Partner of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa

APO Group and the Africa's Rugby Governing Body, Rugby Africa sign a ground-breaking strategic partnership to develop the sport across Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, and Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), World Rugby’s African association, today announced a landmark multi-year agreement appointing APO Group as the Official Partner of Rugby Africa. The new partnership represents the highest level of sponsorship, and marks a…