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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby mcruic » Wed, 16 Jan 2019, 22:09

Canalina wrote:Zambia's 2019 aims https://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/z ... 18?lang=en

The first point could suggest a possible debut by Mozambique, even if it's not clear if it is 7s or XV


They made a mistake - they meant Madagascar (the Silver Cup between Zambia, Madagascar and Botswana).
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby IanCleverly » Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 23:31

Sables4EVA wrote:So the format for next years Rugby Afrique competitions are out. Looks like my worst fears are realised.

The Gold and Silver cups are split into 2 groups of 4 with one round of matches played before the top teams in each pool play in a final so games played is reduced to 3 or 4 games a year.
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Silver Cup
Pool A Madagascar Botswana Ghana Nigeria (?)
Pool B Ivory Coast Senegal Mauritius Rwanda (?)


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The senior men’s national rugby team has been placed in Group B of second tier of Africa Rugby competitions. Rwanda will face hosts Ivory Coast, Senegal and Mauritius in Group B whose matches will be staged from June 13-24, 2019 in Abidjan.
The Silverbacks earned promotion last year to what is dubbed “Africa Silver Cup” following the Africa Rugby Federation’s move to increase the number of teams from six to eight. Back in May last year, they staged up as below-par performance at the Africa Bronze Cup in Ghana were they finished third out of countries that also included the hosts, Mauritius and Lesotho.

According to Rwanda Rugby Federation, the Silverbacks will be managed by Technical Director Claude Aime Ezoua. Preparations will start after the end of the first Round of the national league with training scheduled for early May, 2019.

Group B is composed of Madagascar, Ghana, Botswana and hosts Nigeria and will be played from June 6-17, 2019. The winners of Africa Silver Cup tournament get promoted to the top tier Africa Gold Cup tournament, while the bottom side is relegated to Africa Bronze Cup class.

African Rugby Silver Cup 2019
Pool A: Madagascar, Ghana, Botswana and Nigeria
Pool B: Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mauritius and Rwanda
https://ktpress.rw/2019/01/rwanda-drawn ... ilver-cup/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby ZUKER » Thu, 24 Jan 2019, 13:19

My apologize - did not find spicific topic for Namibian Rugby so I am asking here....

One friend of mine is in Windhoek now so does anybody know where is it possible to buy Welwitschians merch there or impossibility to find itself.

Thanks in advance

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Blurandski » Mon, 28 Jan 2019, 12:18

https://twitter.com/rugbivoire/status/1 ... 7061079040

Ivory Coast playing Switzerland in Geneva on the 24/2.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Grayday88 » Wed, 30 Jan 2019, 13:38

Hey guys just saw an article that suggests Namibia may not play in the World Cup due a dispute between rival Unions



1) How likely is it that this dispute is not resolved and Namibia miss the RWC?
2) Who would take Namibia’s place if they miss out?

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 30 Jan 2019, 13:44

There is no way they will miss RWC.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 30 Jan 2019, 16:09

Grayday88 wrote:Hey guys just saw an article that suggests Namibia may not play in the World Cup due a dispute between rival Unions

1) How likely is it that this dispute is not resolved and Namibia miss the RWC?
2) Who would take Namibia’s place if they miss out?


1) won't happen
2) Kenya or Germany (Kenya as the next best African team, Germany as the last team to miss the World Cup through a second place in the repechage)

Edit: from when exactly is the article?
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Grzegorz B. » Wed, 30 Jan 2019, 17:52

RugbyLiebe wrote:Edit: from when exactly is the article?


From today/yesterday? Probably: https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/namibias-w ... n-at-risk/ https://www.nbc.na/sports/namibia%E2%80 ... ardy.20491
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Wed, 30 Jan 2019, 18:00

Hadn't we read the same news not many months ago? Is it a fight revamped between those two boards or is it the same news just popped up again?

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby 4N » Wed, 30 Jan 2019, 18:03

If you read the article, it states that World Rugby visited before the New Year to mediate and no progress has been made.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Wed, 30 Jan 2019, 18:06

Ok, thank you. I thought the "full story" was for subscribers only so I didn't click on it

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Grayday88 » Wed, 30 Jan 2019, 21:55

RugbyLiebe wrote:
Grayday88 wrote:Hey guys just saw an article that suggests Namibia may not play in the World Cup due a dispute between rival Unions

1) How likely is it that this dispute is not resolved and Namibia miss the RWC?
2) Who would take Namibia’s place if they miss out?


1) won't happen
2) Kenya or Germany (Kenya as the next best African team, Germany as the last team to miss the World Cup through a second place in the repechage)

Edit: from when exactly is the article?



Yea from today

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Thu, 31 Jan 2019, 01:32


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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 31 Jan 2019, 09:51

Grzegorz B. wrote:
RugbyLiebe wrote:Edit: from when exactly is the article?


From today/yesterday? Probably: https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/namibias-w ... n-at-risk/ https://www.nbc.na/sports/namibia%E2%80 ... ardy.20491


Thanks. Sounds a bit similiar to the core of the German federation vs. Wild fight and about who talks to World Rugby and can make which decisions.
Strange that a Ltd founded last year already has a quarrel with the national federation. Something must have gone terrible wrong at the foundation when they are already wrestling for competences.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Thu, 07 Feb 2019, 03:21

RugbyLiebe wrote:
Grzegorz B. wrote:
RugbyLiebe wrote:Edit: from when exactly is the article?


From today/yesterday? Probably: https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/namibias-w ... n-at-risk/ https://www.nbc.na/sports/namibia%E2%80 ... ardy.20491


Thanks. Sounds a bit similiar to the core of the German federation vs. Wild fight and about who talks to World Rugby and can make which decisions.
Strange that a Ltd founded last year already has a quarrel with the national federation. Something must have gone terrible wrong at the foundation when they are already wrestling for competences.


Namibia cannot miss the RWC, that will really tarnish WR's reputation, and it is unlikely that will happen. The squabbles wont stop any time soon, but Namibia will be present in Japan.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 07 Feb 2019, 08:29

Neptune wrote:Namibia cannot miss the RWC, that will really tarnish WR's reputation


Why would it tarnish World Rugby's reputation and more importantly where? If Namibia gets excluded it is their fault. I don't think that Namibia will be expelled, but if this happens it is on them.
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Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 07 Feb 2019, 14:08

It is definitly NOT World Rugby. Current WR administration is clearly wanting new markets and Kenya would be one great step in Africa. The problem is about Rugby Africa.

BUT I do agree World Rugby would have problems replacing one more team, after all REC problems... it is bad for the image another case. And it can damage RWC expansion project. A T1 idiot would say "look those T2/3s are too amateur, we can't have teams like this in the RWC". And let's be honest: looking at Kenya's Repechage performance, matches against Springboks and All Blacks (Group B teams) would be terrible.
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Fri, 08 Feb 2019, 04:52

victorsra wrote:It is definitly NOT World Rugby. Current WR administration is clearly wanting new markets and Kenya would be one great step in Africa. The problem is about Rugby Africa.

BUT I do agree World Rugby would have problems replacing one more team, after all REC problems... it is bad for the image another case. And it can damage RWC expansion project. A T1 idiot would say "look those T2/3s are too amateur, we can't have teams like this in the RWC". And let's be honest: looking at Kenya's Repechage performance, matches against Springboks and All Blacks (Group B teams) would be terrible.


Hehe, very true :lol: :lol:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Grayday88 » Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 23:52

I saw this encouraging news for Namibia and Zimbabwe. Out of curiosity is this a professional competition
https://www.namibian.com.na/75645/read/ ... -Challenge

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 12:01

It has the Currie Cup teams without the Super Rugby players... is it a transition?
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Wed, 20 Feb 2019, 00:24

Grayday88 wrote:I saw this encouraging news for Namibia and Zimbabwe. Out of curiosity is this a professional competition
https://www.namibian.com.na/75645/read/ ... -Challenge


This is basically the Vodacom cup which has now been rebranded the supersport challenge. It is the 3rd tier competition of South African Rugby after Super rugby and the Currie cup. The welschwistas participate in it almost every year. Kenya Simbas also made their first debut in 2014, which really helped them in the rankings. That year saw the Simbas attain their highest ranking of 22 on the World rugby log.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 16:55

Mauritius have a new logo but it looks familiar...


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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 17:40

You are too suspicious, they are just light, vague resemblances! :geek:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 17:48

Canalina wrote:You are too suspicious, they are just light, vague resemblances! :geek:


Silly me!

On a serious note, it would be a shame if they got in trouble over this. There have been some ridiculous copyright cases in the music world in recent years, much less obvious than this!

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 28 Feb 2019, 16:10

Namibia heading for the World Cup.
"There was never a possibility of the team not going to the World Cup. That's why we have done everything in our power to sort out the issues between the NRU and the NRL."

http://www.espn.com/rugby/story/_/id/26 ... ident-says
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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