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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…

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Rugby Africa offers referees from its member unions a series of online workshops

This initiative will help upskill match officials in the key focus areas of the game, and the programme will run for over two months

Referees and Coaches of Match Officials (CMOs) drawn from across the continent are following a series of online workshops run by Alain Rolland, High-Performance 15s Match Official Manager for World Rugby. This initiative will help upskill match officials in the key focus areas of the game, and the programme will run…

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Rugby Africa postpones U20 Barthés Trophy due to coronavirus concerns

The 2020 edition of the continental youth tournament scheduled for April 19, 22 and 26 in Nairobi, Kenya will be held at a later date

With view to the current development of the coronavirus and related health concerns, Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) has announced to postpone the U20 Barthés Trophy until further notice. In consultation with Kenya Rugby Union and World Rugby, the following statement has been issued: Khaled Babbou, President Rugby Africa stated on behalf…

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Kenya Rugby Union wins bid to host Rugby Africa U20 tournament

Rugby Africa awards the U20 Barthés Trophy 2020-2022 to Kenya

Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the successful bid of Kenya Rugby to host the U20 Barthés Trophy, sponsored by Société Générale, for three consecutive years. The 2020 edition of the U20 Barthés Trophy will be held on April 19, 22 and 26 in Nairobi, Kenya.  "The Kenya Rugby Union and the…

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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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    • Emeric Lamusse of Mauritius (L) tackles Ousmane 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
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    • Amaury Lagane of Mauritius (R) tackles Tony Lanove De Tartas of Senegal (L) 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
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Rugby Africa Cup: Senegal clearly beats Mauritius 63-0

The Senegalese lions reach the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 group phase after a dominant win of the elimination stage match against Mauritius

The Senegal rugby team fulfilled on Saturday their mission to book a spot in the group stage of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020. In front of a supportive home crowd the lions dominated mercilessly Mauritius 63-0. In the group phase of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 Senegal will now play…

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Senegal and Mauritius eager to secure a place in the group stage of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020

In the second round of the elimination stage Senegal and Mauritius fight for a place in the group stage this weekend

The third match of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) 2020 between Senegal and Mauritius kicks off on Saturday, 30 November at 16:00 local time (18:00 CAT) at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium in Dakar, Senegal. The match will be broadcasted live and for free on Rugby Africa’s Facebook page @RugbyAfrique…

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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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    • Ofoyrwoth Aaron of Uganda, Andrew Amonde of Kenya and Munyani Ian of Uganda during Game 36 Final Kenya v Uganda at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Ofoyrwoth Aaron of Uganda, Andrew Amonde of Kenya and Munyani Ian of Uganda during Game 36 Final Kenya v Uganda at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Jeffrey Oluoch of Kenya and Kasito Adrian of Uganda during Game 36 Final Kenya v Uganda at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Massangananzia Isaac of Uganda, Ogena Pius of Uganda and Vincent Onyala of Kenya during Game 36 Final Kenya v Uganda at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Johnston Olindi of Kenya and Wokorach Philip of Uganda during Game 36 Final Kenya v Uganda at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • The trophy was handed to Kenya’s captain Andrew Amonde by Lionel Reina, CEO of APO Group, the main official sponsor of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa at the Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, and thus qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Kenya receives gold medals and the trophy as winners of the Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, and thus qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Kenya receives gold medals and the trophy as winners of the Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, and thus qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Kenya receives gold medals and the trophy as winners of the Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, and thus qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Zimbabwe collect their bronze medal after winning the 3-4 play-off match against Madagascar at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Zimbabwe collect their bronze medal after winning the 3-4 play-off match against Madagascar at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Uganda collect their silver medals after losing in the Final to Kenya at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Uganda collect their silver medals after losing in the Final to Kenya at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Yahya Gisa of Tunisia and Moalosi Mesh of Botswana during Game 20 TUNISIA v BOTSWANA at the Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Michael Acquaye of Ghana and Akkarmoudi Said of Morocco during Game 21 MOROCCO - GHANA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan , Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Francis Kweku Mensa-Donkor of Ghana and Akkarmoudi Said of Morocco during Game 21 MOROCCO - GHANA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Assez Olaitan Ladipo of Nigeria during Game 22 ZAMBIA - NIGERIA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • No 17 of Zambia during Game 22 ZAMBIA - NIGERIA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Stephan Hunduza of Zimbabwe and Solomampionona Maminandrasan of Madagascar during Game 23 ZIMBAWE - MADAGASCAR at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Muharua Katjijeko of Namibia and Sall Mansour of Senegal during Game 24 NAMIBIA - SENEGAL at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan , Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Adriaan Booysen of Namibia and Call Mansour of Senegal during Game 24 NAMIBIA - SENEGAL at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Ofoyrwoth Aaron of Uganda and Daniel Tsabu of Kenya during Game 25 KENYA - UGANDA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Massangananzia Isaac of Uganda and Johnston Olindi of Kenya during Game 25 KENYA - UGANDA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Balyoko Sovalio of Côte d’Ivoire during Game 26 CÔTE D’IVOIRE v GHANA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Alexander Dorpenyo of Ghana during Game 26 CÔTE D’ IVOIRE v GHANA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan , Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Cliaws Khalife of Tunisia and El Arrouchi Marouane of Morocco during Game 27 TUNISIA v MOROCCO at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Achabar Adil of Morocco and Ailuif Dhif of Tunisia during Game 27 TUNISIA v MOROCCO at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Rivalland Adrien of Mauritius during Game 28 MAURITIUS v BOTSWANA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Noel Quentin of Mauritius and Rramorweenyane Mpho of Botswana during Game 28 MAURITIUS v BOTSWANA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Wokorach Philip of Uganda and Njabula Ndlovu of Zimbabwe during Game 29 ZIMBABWE v UGANDA Semi 1 at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Oscar Dennis of Kenya during Game 30 KENYA v MADAGASCAR Semi 2 at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Herizo Rasoanaivo of Madagascar and Jeffrey Oluoch of Kenya during Game 30 Kenya v Madagascar Semi 2 at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan , Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Chiemerie Felix of Nigeria and Diaby Ibrahim of Senegal at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Yahya Gisa of Tunisia during Game 33 TUNISIA v CÔTE D' IVOIRE at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Tafadina Ghitokwindo of Zimbabwe and Herizo Rasoannaivo of Madagascar during Game 35 3-4 Play off MADAGASCAR v ZIMBABWE at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
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Kenya crowned champions and secure their spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Kenya successfully qualified for the 2020 Olympics as the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens came to an end on its second day

The second day of the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens which was sponsored by Société Générale has come to an end on Saturday and so did the tournament. The continental competition was hosted by the South African Rugby Union and organised by Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com). Kenya were crowned champions after…