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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 28 Feb 2019, 16:24

dwpeate wrote:Mauritius have a new logo but it looks familiar...


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come on, the letters are red! And SR copied Mauritius flag!

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Thu, 28 Feb 2019, 16:39

victorsra wrote:
dwpeate wrote:Mauritius have a new logo but it looks familiar...


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come on, the letters are red! And SR copied Mauritius flag!

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Haha!

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sat, 02 Mar 2019, 22:01

Today Rugby Africa completed its congress in Marrakech, Morocco

A new board was elected

President: Khaled Babbou (Tunisia)
Vice President: Andrew Owor (Uganda)
Treasurer: Tano Elvis (Ivory Coast)
Secretary General: Jurie Roux (South Africa)

Executive Committee:
Rolande Boro (Burkina Faso)
Aaron Jani (Zimbabwe)
Clement Sinkamba (Zambia)
Nasser Bougja (Morocco)
Herman M’Bonyo (DRC)
Paulina Lanco (Burundi)
Guedel N’Diaye (Senegal)

The affiliation of Egypt was approved.

Andrew Odor, new vice-presidente: “I'm very glad that the elections went on well and that most of the countries accepted our nominations and gave us the mandate to lead Rugby Africa for the next four years. We think with our strategy we can work together with all the different members of Rugby Africa and we can accelerate the growth of the Game on the continent.”

Khaled Babbou, new President, closed the General Assembly with the slogan: “In Africa, we remain united, Efficient, all together! “.

http://www.rugbyafrique.com/khaled-babb ... by-africa/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 05:28

Top 6 de l’Océan Indien
Week 1
FTM (Madagascar) v Desperados M'tsapéré (Mayotte) 120-22
Saint-Pierre (Réunion) v Highland Blues (Mauritius) 33-13

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 05:52

Rugby Africa has a "About Rugby Africa text:

"Created in 1986, Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com), previously the African Confederation of Rugby (Confédération Africaine de Rugby – CAR), is one of the six regional associations composing World Rugby (http://www.WorldRugby.org), the international organisation responsible for the governing of Rugby Union and Rugby Sevens. Rugby Africa unites all of the African countries which play rugby union, rugby sevens, and women’s rugby. Rugby Africa organises the Rugby Africa Gold Cup, the qualifying competition for the Rugby World Cup 2019, and Africa 7, a qualifying competition for the Olympic Games 2020. Rugby Africa has 38 members, including 22 membres and associated members of World Rugby, 10 members and associated members of Rugby Africa and 16 new countries collaborating with Rugby Africa."

Great. So Rugby Sevens isn't Union anymore? :shock: :lol:
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 09:28

victorsra wrote:Rugby Africa has a "About Rugby Africa text:

"Created in 1986, Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com), previously the African Confederation of Rugby (Confédération Africaine de Rugby – CAR), is one of the six regional associations composing World Rugby (http://www.WorldRugby.org), the international organisation responsible for the governing of Rugby Union and Rugby Sevens. Rugby Africa unites all of the African countries which play rugby union, rugby sevens, and women’s rugby. Rugby Africa organises the Rugby Africa Gold Cup, the qualifying competition for the Rugby World Cup 2019, and Africa 7, a qualifying competition for the Olympic Games 2020. Rugby Africa has 38 members, including 22 membres and associated members of World Rugby, 10 members and associated members of Rugby Africa and 16 new countries collaborating with Rugby Africa."

Great. So Rugby Sevens isn't Union anymore? :shock: :lol:


I was more surprised that 22 World Rugby members and 10 Rugby Africa members makes 38 and not 32.
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 gibbs » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 15:35

Canalina wrote:Globally speaking there also the strange case of Sri Lanka (rugby quite popular there while almost unknown, al least until ten years ago, in India)


Two major factors imo makes it a special case

1. The local populace generally integrated well with the Ruling Brits when Ceylon was a colony and adopted their customs than the Indian sub continent natives did especially in Sports

2. Rugby was very popular and established in the Sri Lankan public school system unlike in India/Pakistan and Bangladesh who till recently can be considered obsessed with only Cricket, Some School Rugby encounters has over 100 years of playing history in the island

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby IanCleverly » Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 14:45

Kenya's RFU announce they've slightly sorted out any debt issues (also they will apparently get a new head of the Union)


Item two - financials - that indicated the Union recovered from a loss of 35 million in 2017 to a profit if 0.52 million in 2018, saw the light of day after clarification from the Treasurer on some items. Though there was positivity on the figures in year 2018, the base and accumulated deficit of the Union is Kshs 60.8 million after a marginal shift from Kshs 61.3 million at the end of 2017.


http://ragahouse.com/news/item/kru-agm-kick-off

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 07:16

There's an unexpected name between the nations competing in the Kwesé 7s, this weekend in Harare: Georgia will compete in pool A with Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe A, while pool B sees Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Lesotho
https://www.facebook.com/ZambiaRugbyUni ... =3&theater

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Mon, 25 Mar 2019, 19:18

Top 6 Ocean Indien, week 2

Highland Blues Curepipe (Mau) v COSFA (Mad) 19-31
Desperados M'taspéré (May) v Etang Salé (Reu) 15-43

The two Madagascar clubs (COSFA and FTM) and the two Reunion clubs (St.Pierre and Etang Salé) have 5 points; Blues and Desperados zero

Third week games should be a double duel Madagascar v Reunion
Etang Salé v FTM
COSFA v St.Pierre

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 07:26

The kenyan leg of the Elgon Cup 2019 will be played on June 22 in Kisumu, a city on the Victoria Lake not far from the border with Uganda. The wish is to have fans coming also from the ugandan side.

Curios note: according to the press release, the RFUEA (Rugby Football Union of East Africa) still exists. Uganda is proud member of.

https://www.facebook.com/UgandaRugby/ph ... =3&theater

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sun, 31 Mar 2019, 06:23

Top 6 Ocean Indien, third round

Etang Salé (Reunion) v FTM (Madagascar) 5-6
COSFA (Madagascar) v St.Pierre (Reunion) 72-34

The retour match of these same two games, at the sixth round, will be determinant to decide the final

Madagascar's players (these are the FTM ones) seem too "thin" to be performant at international level
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 11:17

Silver Cup fixtures

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby RugbySwizzie » Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 12:51

Canalina wrote:Top 6 Ocean Indien, third round

Etang Salé (Reunion) v FTM (Madagascar) 5-6
COSFA (Madagascar) v St.Pierre (Reunion) 72-34

The retour match of these same two games, at the sixth round, will be determinant to decide the final

Madagascar's players (these are the FTM ones) seem too "thin" to be performant at international level
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Do you know if these matches can be streamed in any way? I have been following the whole tournament since last year and I think it is a great initiative for the region!

About your thesis regarding their size: This definitely seems to be the case. I am looking forward to the silver cup, where they will face some other interesting sides.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 14:13

RugbySwizzie wrote:Do you know if these matches can be streamed in any way?

I haven't seen any stream so far

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMalagasyRugby/ has photos and short videos, but not live streams

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby IanCleverly » Tue, 02 Apr 2019, 20:54

Algeria are (or will) hoping to have full membership of World Rugby before the start of the Silver Cup.

Pour sa part, M. Ben Hassen, qui est revenu sur les acquis du rugby en Algérie depuis la création de la fédération en 2015, a mis en avant les grands exploits du XV algérien qui a remporté la Silver Cup 2018, la qualification pour la Gold Cup 2019 ainsi que son adhésion au Rugby Afrique en décembre 2016 et en attendant son affiliation à la World Rugby (Fédération internationale de rugby) qui n’est qu’une formalité ; une affiliation qui sera étudiée lors de la réunion du conseil d’administration de WR au mois de mai prochain., se targue M. Sofiane Abdelkader Ben Hassen qui place la qualification au Mondial 2023 comme objectif n°1.

https://www.algerie360.com/apres-avoir- ... lgerienne/


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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby 4N » Tue, 02 Apr 2019, 20:56

Good. Puts them in the running for 2023 qualification.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Wed, 03 Apr 2019, 04:20

Kenya to host the Africa Junior world 20 qualifiers, and will compete against Namibia, Tunisia and Senegal

http://ragahouse.com/news/item/kenya-u2 ... -cup-named

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Immenso » Fri, 05 Apr 2019, 00:58

Namibia should have a good world cup build up this year - will play in Currie Cup again (Division 2, despite it stupidly being named Division 1 like the post-1992 English football structure).

Timing moved earlier to allow for the world cup, however the following quote only mentions the Premier Division being moved to not clash with international rugby, I also assume the 'First' division will also be moved.
The competition has been moved to an earlier time slot in the season though, from July 13 to September 7, which means that the Currie Cup Premier Division will not overlap with the Rugby World Cup, Super Rugby or the PRO14.


https://www.iol.co.za/sport/rugby/curri ... p-20507923

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Immenso » Fri, 05 Apr 2019, 01:03

Also there is the SuperSport Rugby Challenge , whioch I think is a re-branded (new sponsor) Vodacom Cup. A provincial competition of all 14 SAF provinces occuring at the same time as Super Rugby (April to July). Plus also including both Namibia and Zimbabwe.

The SuperSport Rugby Challenge will be split into two sections – North and South – with the top two teams from each section progressing to the semi-finals.

The North Section will consist of Namibia, the Leopards, Valke, Golden Lions, Blue Bulls, Pumas, Griffons and Griquas.

In the South Section, Zimbabwe, WP, the Boland Cavaliers, SWD Eagles, Eastern Province, the Sharks and Free State Cheetahs will battle it out.


https://www.supersport.com/rugby/supers ... lenge/faqs

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby JLJordaan » Sun, 07 Apr 2019, 15:54

Kenya U20 grabbing a win against Namibia U20, ending 5 years of dominance at youth level. Congrats, hope you make Africa proud in Brazil.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Mon, 08 Apr 2019, 03:42

JLJordaan wrote:Kenya U20 grabbing a win against Namibia U20, ending 5 years of dominance at youth level. Congrats, hope you make Africa proud in Brazil.


Thanks Namibia for the fight, we sure will represent Africa well.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Mon, 08 Apr 2019, 07:05

Happy for this Kenya's result

Scrumhalf of the squad is Michele Brighetti, evidently a boy with an italian name and surname.
He could be the grand-nephew of a former italian national team player (Luigi Brighetti, played one test match vs Catalunya many decades ago). According to my researches, the grandfather of Michele was a song-lyrics writer of good success, who half a century ago decided to leave Italy for the more sunny Kenya. Michele's brother, Massimiliano, is a Kenya U18 national team player as well

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Wed, 10 Apr 2019, 02:01

Canalina wrote:Happy for this Kenya's result

Scrumhalf of the squad is Michele Brighetti, evidently a boy with an italian name and surname.
He could be the grand-nephew of a former italian national team player (Luigi Brighetti, played one test match vs Catalunya many decades ago). According to my researches, the grandfather of Michele was a song-lyrics writer of good success, who half a century ago decided to leave Italy for the more sunny Kenya. Michele's brother, Massimiliano, is a Kenya U18 national team player as well


Brighetti is actually the fly half and not scrum half

https://www.kru.co.ke/download/declared ... 19-finals/
http://www.rugbyafrique.com/two-tactica ... cup-final/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Wed, 10 Apr 2019, 07:26

Yes, sorry; I meant flyhalf but I wrote scrumhalf

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