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    • Hame Diarra of Côte D'Ivoire tackled by Janvier Bunani of Rwanda during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Côte D'Ivoire and Rwanda at the Bingerville Stadium in Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Man of the Match Bakary Meite, Côte d’Ivoire
    • Man of the Match Mamadou Ndiaye, Senegal
    • Man of the Match Richard Botchi, Ghana
    • Fans of Madagascar during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Madagascar and Nigeria at the Mahamasina Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar on 01 December 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Man of the Match Herizo Rasoanaivo, Madagascar
    • Charles Ndiaye of Senegal during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Senegal and Mauritius at the Leopold Senghor Stadium in Dakar, Senegal on 30 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Tolotra Ramaromiantso and Daniel John Christopher during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Madagascar and Nigeria at the Mahamasina Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar on 01 December 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
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…