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Rugby Africa Boosts Women’s Leadership Development with Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship Programme

Women’s Rugby in Africa gets a boost from World Rugby Scholarship

Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) continues to boost women’s involvement in the game, including leadership, and is calling on all talented women with the potential to become leaders in rugby to submit their applications for the 2021 Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarships. This amazing opportunity qualifies two women from Africa to join the…

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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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Rugby Africa appoints Women’s Rugby and Referee Manager

Maha Zaoui and Mudiwa Mundawarara join team to evolve rugby on the continent

Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com) announced the appointment of Ms Maha Zaoui as Women’s Rugby Manager and Mr Mudiwa Mundawarara as Referee Manager. Both newly created positions are key strategic pillars for actively driving the expansion of rugby in Africa. Khaled Babbou, Rugby Africa President welcomed the new staff members: “We are very…

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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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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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    • Ronan McGann of Botswana claims ball from Lukman Yaya of Ghana (TOP) 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
    • Tafadzwa Ncube of Botswana (R) tackles Lukman Yaya of Ghana (R) 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
    • Richard Kossivi Botchi of Ghana (C) breaks through tackle from Jeremy Babbage of Botswana 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
    • Richard Kossivi Botchi of Ghana (R) challenged by Letlhogile Tshko of Botswana (L) and challenge for the ball 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
    • Lukman Yaya of Ghana (R) challenges Ronan McGann of Botswana (L) in line out 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
    • Alexander Dorpenyo of Ghana (C) tackled byTshoganetso Katse of Botswana (R) 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
    • Letlhogile Tsheko of Botswana (L) tries to block clearance from Kofi Montchon of Ghana (R) 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
    • Katlego Mohutsiwa of Botswana (C) breaks through Ghana defence 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
    • Ronan McGann of Botswana wins ball in line out 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
    • Richard Kossivi Botchi of Ghana (L) instructs teammate Lukman Yaya 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
    • Abdul Jalilu Yussif of Ghana (L) celebrates victory with teammate Jason Kweku Dzata 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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Ghana defeats Botswana 36-25 in Rugby Africa Cup 2020 kick-off match

Eagles secure their ticket to the group phase of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020

The Ghana Rugby Men's 15s team have recorded a victory against the Botswana Men's 15s in their qualifier match of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) 2020. The match which commenced at 11:00 am local time on Saturday was dubbed the "Battle of the Birds of Prey" due to the logos…

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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…