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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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Ivory Coast gains victory on home turf against Namibia

The Elephants defeated the Welwitschias of Namibia by a score of 24-13

Ivory Coast dominated Namibia in the inaugural match of the "Rugby Africa Cup" (www.RugbyAfrique.com) Pool A Qualifiers at the Alassane Ouattara High School Stadium in Grand Bassam. In front of his audience, the Ivory Coast managed to tame the Namibian ogre. The Elephants defeated the Welwitschias of Namibia by a…

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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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Unstoppable Paule Ella Guei honoured with Sports+ Award

Ivorian Rugby Union referee honoured with SportsPlus Award in recognition of her #Unstoppable efforts to promote and advance women’s rugby in her country

Paule Ella Guei has had to overcome many challenges on her journey to becoming a referee for the Ivorian Rugby Union (FIR). Laughed at for officiating men’s games, she had to develop a thick skin - and was rewarded for her efforts by being selected as a Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com)…

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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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Erratum match time - Côte d’Ivoire Elephants encounter Rwanda Silverbacks in Rugby Africa Cup 2020 elimination stage

The second match of the new Rugby Africa Cup format season 2020 kicks off this weekend in Abidjan with a fierce fight for a spot in the group stage

The second Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) 2020 elimination stage match kicks off on Saturday, 23 November at 15:00 local time (17:00 CAT) now at the Bingerville Stadium in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Due to the weather conditions the kick-off has been moved an hour forward. Both teams are determined to continue…

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Côte d’Ivoire Elephants encounter Rwanda Silverbacks in Rugby Africa Cup 2020 elimination stage

The second match of the new Rugby Africa Cup format season 2020 kicks off this weekend in Abidjan with a fierce fight for a spot in the group stage

The second Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) 2020 elimination stage match kick offs on Saturday, 23 November at 15:00 local time (17:00 CAT) at the Bingerville Stadium in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Both teams are determined to continue to the group stage of the RAC 2020 where after they will stand a…

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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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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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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…