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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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Namibia largely defeated Madagascar in Rugby Africa Cup

This was an enhanced victory which revived Namibia, after their loss against Côte d'Ivoire

During the second day of the Rugby Africa Cup Pool A (www.RugbyAfrique.com), which took place on Wednesday July 7th 2021, Namibia beat Madagascar (52-10) at the stadium of the Excellence Alassane Ouattara’s High School in Grand Bassam. This was an enhanced victory which revived Namibia, after their loss against Côte…

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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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Host city Nairobi ready to kick off the 2021 U20 Barthés Trophy

Sponsored by the Société Générale, the U20 Barthés Trophy is the only junior tournament in Africa where generally eight national U20 teams compete for the title

As the 2021 edition of the continental youth tournament – The U20 Barthés Trophy – kicks off in Nairobi’s Nyayo national stadium from 24 June – 4 July 2021. The Senegalese team arrived in Nairobi in the early hours of Thursday morning before heading to their training bubble at Nairobi’s…

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Championing Gender Equality in Sports - Rugby Africa Launches the Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee

This exciting new step for Rugby Africa confirms its ambition to innovate and invest in creating quality experiences for women in the game of rugby

Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) has strengthened their ongoing support for gender equality by paving the way in women’s sport with the launch of the Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee (WRAC) and sub-committees. As part of Rugby Africa’s broader strategy, the role of WRAC and its sub committees is to define key performance…

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Unstoppable Christel Janet Kotze is a National Rugby Coach to be watched for

The Absolute Rugby producer and coach is certainly a beacon of inspiration to women in the game

Raising the flag of rugby high in Namibia and across the African continent, Rugby Africa’s (www.RugbyAfrique.com) Unstoppable Christel Janet (CJ) Kotze is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Handpicked as one of 12 leading women in rugby on the African continent as part of Rugby Africa’s #Unstoppables, the Absolute…

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Rugby Africa announces competition program and calendar for 2021

One of the six regional associations of World Rugby, Rugby Africa stages five annual competitions across the continent

Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) is gearing up for a potentially exciting year across the continent with its release of a detailed calendar of upcoming competitions. One of the six regional associations of World Rugby, Rugby Africa stages five annual competitions across the continent which will include the Rugby Africa Cup, the U20 Barthés…

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Unstoppable African Women in Rugby

Rugby Africa launches landmark campaign #TryAndStopUs across the continent to scale up Women’s Rugby

Today Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) proudly presents its ‘Unstoppables’ and launches the continental #TryAndStopUs campaign to fast-track the development of women’s rugby in Africa. The social media campaign features 12 inspirational women and girls with ‘unstoppable’ qualities and will run over a period of three months, showcasing the diversity of the…

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Rugby Africa Concludes Biggest Solidarity Campaign in its History

COVID-19 relief campaign supported 31 member unions through a dedicated solidarity fund

In June Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the immediate release of EUR 170,000.00 from a solidarity fund for its member unions. The Rugby Africa Executive Committee had initiated the relief campaign given the current health crisis and the immediate impact it had on the rugby community at large. 31 rugby federations…