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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 10:45

Zimbabwe P5 W5 L0 PD+77 | 4BP | 24 Pts
Kenya P5 W3 L2 PD+42 | 5BP | 17 Pts
Uganda P6 W3 L3 PD+6 | 4BP | 16 Pts
Zambia P6 W0 L6 PD-125 | 0BP | 0 Pts

Last game next Saturday, Kenya v Zimbabwe

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 20:27

Zimbabwe Sables are targeting to end the Victoria Cup unbeaten as they tackle Kenya Simbas in the final clash scheduled for Nakuru Athletic Club on Saturday 21 September.The Sables have defended the trophy they won in 2011, this is after winning 41-5 against Zambia in a clash staged in Lusaka on Saturday. Assistant Coach Tonderai Chavhanga says their plan is to finish the competition strongly and their will be seeking to avoid a defeat against Kenya.

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/09/15/ ... ya-simbas/

World Sevens Series core sides South Africa and Spain are among twelve teams that have so far confirmed their participation at this year’s Safari Sevens. Defending champions Samurai will also be returning to Nairobi to defend the trophy they won last year with a 21-14 win over hosts Shujaa. Other confirmed teams include South African sides Western Province and Blue Bulls, current African Sevens champions Zimbabwe, Uganda, Russia Sevens Academy, Red Wailers, French side Seventise as well as the two Kenyan representative sides Shujaa and Morans.

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/sports/2019 ... ens-entry/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 08:05

Namibia played a warm-up game upon arrival in Japan but no score is given. Possibly none was kept . . .

KAMITONDA, 16 Sep - Namibia have hit the ground running with a warm-up game against local Japanese company team JR West Railers, above, after a gruelling 48 hours of travel.


https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/4617 ... Fy2ZYKBbP4

This tournament has involved international teams in the past, including South Africa. Not sure about this year. No details given at this point:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby YamahaKiwi » Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 09:01

Edgar wrote:Namibia played a warm-up game upon arrival in Japan but no score is given. Possibly none was kept . . .

KAMITONDA, 16 Sep - Namibia have hit the ground running with a warm-up game against local Japanese company team JR West Railers, above, after a gruelling 48 hours of travel.


https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/4617 ... Fy2ZYKBbP4

This tournament has involved international teams in the past, including South Africa. Not sure about this year. No details given at this point:

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Edgar, it must have just been a scrimmage. I'm pretty sure RWC rules do not permit any formal games within a couple of weeks of the RWC start. But I'm stoked to hear this news. I played for the Railers 30yrs + team (I was also much closer to 40 than 30 at the time too :lol: ) when I lived in Japan. Their home field at Takatoriki near Kobe has the best turf I've ever played on :)

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 15:07

The Kenya Rugby Union will on Friday 20 September unveil New Zealand tactician Paul Feeney as the Kenya 7s Head coach. http://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/09/19/n ... -unveiled/

Official: http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/kru- ... 7s-program

Meanwhile, Saturday's Victoria Cup finale between Zimbabwe and Kenya will be staged in Nakuru, 4th largest city in Kenya with a population of 400K, located about 150kms from the capital Nairobi. A crowd of 10K is expected, even though Zimbabwe has already clinched the title with five straight wins, including a 30-29 thriller over Simbas in Bulawayo. The inclusion of two local players in the Kenyan lineup will add interest.

http://www.kenyanews.go.ke/nakuru-to-pl ... 9BE-04IjEM

Zimbabwe club news:

AFTER winning the National Rugby League title last month, Harare Sports Club are targeting another title. https://www.herald.co.zw/harare-sports- ... her-title/

& only a local tournament, but they sure do seem to stage a lot of 7s events in Zambia:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 08:35

The Kenya squad for today's Victoria Cup match with full player details can be found here https://www.kru.co.ke/news/the-simbas-r ... p-fixture/

Zimbabwe Sables Match 23:
1) Tatenda Rwenyu
2) Keith Murray
3) David Makanda
4) Sean Beevor
5) Godfrey Muzanargwo
6) Godwin Mangenje
7) Brian Nyaude
8) Biselele Tshamala
9) Hilton Mudariki ©
10) Dudlee White - Sharpley
11) Blithe Mavesere
12) Chibuwe Ngoni
13) Daniel Capsopoulos
14) Takudzwa Kumadiro
15) Kudakwashe Chiwanza

16) Bornwell Gwinji
17) Matthew Mandioma
18) Royal Mwale
19) George Saungweme
20) Tonderai Dwadwa
21) Rufaro Chikwaira
22) Njabulo Ndlovu
23) Jeremiah Jaravaza

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 13:57

Kenya leading 17 - 7 HT v Zimbabwe, Victoria Cup finale

Update: 17-14 midway 2nd half. Matthew Mandiona lands his side's second try as Sharpley adds the extras

Update: 24-14. Tony Omondi pounces on a loose ball to score and adds the conversion himself as Kenya hit straight back

Update: 29-14. Ian Njenga with a huge carry, ruck is cleared and ball is spread wide to Onyala who breaks the Zimbabwean defense and sets up Charles Kuka for the Simbas fourth try! Conversion sails wide.

Update: FT 36 - 14 Onyala opens up the defense and races halfway down the pitch. He passes the ball to Onsongo who lands Simbas 5th try. Tony Omondi converts

Kenya win the match, Zimbabwe had already won the tournament.

Update, 26/9, Great resource: http://www.rugbyarchive.net/Pagine/Over ... spx?ID=101

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 17:51

Algeria admitted in the World Ice Hockey confederation, and still not in rugby... :|

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 19:51

Good to see these guys starting to pick up professional contracts abroad. That's got to be good for the game, providing they continue to make themselves available for the national team. Woko's a real talent, presumably brother of Michael, who apparently just retired:

Ugandan International Philip Wokorach is reported to have quit Kenya Cup side Kabras for French side Bourges.

The player had been linked with a move to France early this month but confirmed to the Scrummage at that period that there was no deal agreed and he was still with Kabras.

And now according to Nafasi Rugby Wokorach who is one of their Ambassador has completed his move to the country, signing for Bourges.

“Good luck Phillip! Your achievements will inspire future generations of Ugandan players, ” reads a statement by Nafasi rugby which was accompanied by a photo confirming he had joined the French.

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/09/30/ ... ench-side/




Yes, brother of Michael. Just found his bio here: https://results.gc2018.com/en/rugby-sev ... korach.htm

Nickname: Wokos, The Poet (theugandan.com.ug, Jan 2017; NTVUganda YouTube, 15 Dec 2016)
Hobbies: Watching movies and rugby documentaries, swimming (campusbee.ug, 2016)
Occupation: Athlete (Twitter, 18 Oct 2017)
Education: Business administration at Uganda Christian University, Mukono
Languages spoken: English
Coach: CLUB: Charles CARDOVILLIS (KEN) (nation.co.ke, 1 Oct 2017)
NATIONAL: Tolbert ONYANGO (KEN) (kawowo.com, 12 Oct 2017)
Position style: Back
Sporting relatives: His father, Serafino Jalobo WOKORACH, represented Uganda in football. His brother, Michael, represents Uganada in rugby sevens and his younger brother, Thomas GWOKTO (UGA), plays rugby in Kenya. (allafrica.com, 23 Jan 2016)
Injuries: Compound fracture in right leg in March 2013, sidelined for five months. (allafrica.com, 23 Jan 2016) Suffered another compound fracture, in his right leg, in February 2015. Returned for the final of the 2015 Uganda Cup, with 20 minutes remaining and his side down by five. Scored a try with his first touch and kicked a penalty to win the match. (allafrica.com, 23 Jan 2016)
National league: National Sevens Circuit
Reason: "I grew up in a sporting neighbourhood called Naguru. Cricket, boxing and rugby were the disciplines played, with rugby being the most commonly played by kids my age. I joined tag rugby at Kyadondo Rugby Club." (happinessiseggshaped.org, 15 Dec 2016)
Ambition: "Playing in the Rugby World Cup is my ultimate dream. I would also love to play professional rugby, so I can be remembered as one of the best from Uganda." (allafrica.com, 23 Jan 2016)
Hero: "My idol is (All Black) Israel DAGG (NZL). I just love the way he plays." (NTVUganda YouTube, 18 Nov 2016)
Influence: "My mum has always been there." (happinessiseggshaped.org, 15 Dec 2016)


:thumbup: Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's Eli Snyman made his Pro 14 for his new club Benetton against Leinster this past weekend.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Thu, 03 Oct 2019, 08:04

Good news for the Kenya 7s as all players are back on board after last year's pay strikes. Kenya finished 13th in the World Series last year, their poorest showing since the start of the decade. The African World Cup qualifiers will be in Joburg next month. Meanwhile, the Safari 7s make their return to Nairobi in a couple of weeks with South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Zambia having confirmed their involvement, along with WP, Bulls and French and Russian sides.

Senior players who boycotted the better part of last season over pay are back in training as Kenya Sevens head coach Paul Feeney prepares to pick his side for the Safari Sevens next week.


https://www.nation.co.ke/sports/rugby/K ... index.html

Uganda star Wokorach set for trial with French federal 3 club Bourges (latest):

Ugandan international Philip Wokorach is on the verge of signing a nine-month contract with French side Bourges from Kenya Cup side Kabras Sugar.


http://ragahouse.com/news/item/wokorach ... de-bourges

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 09:49

Hopefully Namibia can create some history on Sunday:

AMIDST a super typhoon that has already led to the cancellation of two matches this weekend, Namibia will be hoping to create some waves of their own when they take on Canada in their final World Cup match on Sunday.


https://www.namibian.com.na/84176/read/ ... th-destiny

Safari 7s are back!

Fijian legend Waisale Serevi leads the Russian contingent to this year's Safari Sevens taking place from 18th to 20th October at Nairobi's RFUEA Ground. Serevi, who was the tournament's chief guest in 2005 was appointed Russian Head Coach in November 2018.


http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/seve ... -safari-7s

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 14:26

Samurai squad named for a next week's Safari 7s in Nairobi:

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https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/10/12/ ... e-defence/

Kenya squad: https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/10/06/ ... safari-7s/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Mon, 14 Oct 2019, 17:09

A few stories off the African press today, starting with Ugandan star Philip Wokorach's French adventure 8-) .

Uganda Cranes utility back and immediate former Kabras ace Philip Wokorach made his first appearance for the French side Bourges on Sunday 13 October as they won 27-7 against Uzerche.

The Utility back started as the outside centre alongside Gabriel Montel in the match. His start came after just three days of training with the side. The Enterprise Cup winner with Kabras was handed a marketing and communication role at the club upon joining it.


https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/10/14/ ... ges-debut/

Welwitschias disappointed not to get a crack at Canada :cry: :

NAMIBIA's World Cup ended in abject disappointment after their final match against Canada was called off due to Typhoon Hagibis on Sunday morning.

After two other matches between New Zealand and Italy in Pool B, and England and France in Pool C were cancelled on Saturday, the news came through late on Saturday night that Namibia's match had also been cancelled.


https://www.namibian.com.na/84278/read/ ... bian-hopes

Interesting comparisons on payments to winning teams :geek: :

TOKYO — Rugby World Cup 2019 is here but how much prize money is involved as the teams go for glory in Japan?

Unlike other major sporting events, prize money for the Rugby World Cup is not issued by the tournament organisers. Participating teams are instead paid bonuses by their respective associations in relation to their performances on the pitch.

New Zealand’s players are set to receive £119 000 ($150 000) each if they can defend their crown, according to the NZ Herald. However, the All Blacks will only earn

£28 000 ($35 000) should they reach the final and lose.


https://www.thestandard.co.zw/2019/10/1 ... world-cup/

No luck for Sables star Mudariki :cry:

ZIMBABWE rugby star, Farai Mudariki faces the prospect of a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury, which is set to rule him out for Worcester Warriors’ start to the new Gallagher Premiership season, which kicks off next week.

The 24-year-old tighthead prop rolled an ankle in training at Sixways Stadium last week and is set to undergo a scan to determine the extent of the injury.


https://www.thestandard.co.zw/2019/10/1 ... y-setback/

Update: 15/10/19

South African team for this weekend's Safari 7s in Nairobi:

1. Divan Enslin 2. Angelo Davids 3. Impi Visser 4. Luyanda Mngadi 5. James Murphy 6. Shilton van Wyk 7. Andrew Kota 8. Selvyn Davids 9. Darren Adonis 10. Cecil Afrika 11. Siviwe Soyizwapi (captain) 12. Stedman Gans

https://allafrica.com/stories/201910140860.html

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 07:53

Safari 7s taking shape:

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 13 – Experienced play maker Cecil Afrika will lead the South Africa squad that will travel to Nairobi for the Safari Sevens scheduled for October 18th to 20th at the RFUEA Ground.

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/sports/2019 ... safari-7s/

Uganda
Michael Okorach (Captain), Pius Ogena, Kevin Kerumundu,Solomon Okia, William Nkore, Desire Ayera, Ian Munyani,Joseph Aredo, Nobert Okeny, Adrian Kasito, Aaron Ofoyrwoth, Timothy Odong

http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/ugan ... -safari-7s

Russia 7s head coach Waisale Serevi says Safari 7s will play a big role in their ‘big plans’ for the next four years. Russia are one of the international sides already in Nairobi for Saturday’s Safari 7s and on Tuesday held an open training session at St.Mary’s School.

http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/sere ... ia-s-plans

Defending champions Samurai have named a strong squad for their title defense at this year’s Safari Sevens from 18th to 20th October in Nairobi. The squad is laden with several players who have World Sevens Series or academy experience with their countries.

http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/samu ... -safari-7s

Spain
Andres Arnau, Nil Baro, Eduardo Lopez, Noel Carrion, Jorge Calvo,Eric Goni, Juan Martinez, Francisco Osete, Alejandro Sanchez de la Rosa,Diego Periel, Eduardo Bolinches, Ramon Fernandez de Caleya

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/10/15/ ... -released/

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Draw:

POOLS

Pool A; South Africa, Uganda, Moran’s, Burundi

Pool B; Samurai, Western Province, Narvskaya Zastava

Pool C; Shujaa, Blue Bulls, Russia Academy, Zambia

Pool D; Spain, Zimbabwe, Seventise, KCB RFC

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/sports/2019 ... safari-7s/

Fixtures: http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/safa ... seeded-top

Update, 16.12.19

Great news 8-) :thumbup:

Wokorach pens nine-month deal at French side Bourges

https://www.monitor.co.ug/Sports/Rugby/ ... index.html

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 07:54

Hopefully this will encourage more professional clubs to sign African players, which in turn will inspire more African youths to take up the game:

In what is becoming one of Uganda rugby’s Cinderella stories, Phillip Wokorach has continued to engrave his name in the Bourges XV books by the day after an impressive debut on Sunday - hence on the back of signing a nine-month contract.

Out of his natural full-back position, Wokorach started for the Fifth Division side in midfield at Outside Centre and by the end of the game all parties concerned had seen what the hype had been about the lad.

Wokorach lasted the entire 80 minutes in action but could not get on the score sheet although he created a try as his side beat Uzerche RFC 27-7 in Round Four of the French Fifth Division Championship in Pool Seven.

“I thought it really went well,” Wokorach said of his debut through text. “I played 80 minutes and the most important thing is that the team won. I am enjoying myself,” he added.

Easy acclimatisation
The environment and Wokorach’s new teammates have made his acclimatisation process easier. The decent facilities only lay ground for him to get grip of the professional world at a club where he already feels loved.

“My teammates are great people. They are always checking on me, asking if I need anything,” he added.


https://www.monitor.co.ug/Sports/Rugby/ ... index.html

Safari 7s draw:

POOLS

Pool A; South Africa, Uganda, Moran’s, Burundi

Pool B; Samurai, Western Province, Narvskaya Zastava

Pool C; Shujaa, Blue Bulls, Russia Academy, Zambia

Pool D; Spain, Zimbabwe, Seventise, KCB RFC

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/sports/2019 ... safari-7s/

Fixtures: http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/safa ... seeded-top

World Sevens Series great Collins Injera is set to play his first Safari 7s this weekend at RFUEA Grounds for the first time since 2012.

http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/inje ... since-2012

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – Veteran Andrew Amonde will skipper Kenya’s Shujaa team at this weekend’s Safari Sevens in a squad that also features Kenya’s all-time try scorer Collins Injera.

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/sports/2019 ... uad-named/

Update: 19.10.19

Cup quarters

South Africa vs KCB

Shujaa vs Red Wailers

Seventise vs Morans

Samurai vs Russia Academy



Bowl

Uganda vs Zimbabwe

Blue Bulls vs Zastava

Spain vs Burundi

Western Province vs Zambia



Pool A

South Africa 9

Kenya Morans 7

Uganda 5

Burundi 3



Pool B

Samurai 7

Red Wailers 7

Western Province 6

Zastava 4



Pool C

Kenya Shujaa 9

Russia Academy 5

Blue Bulls 5

Zambia 5



Pool D

Seventise 9

KCB 7

Spain 4

Zimbabwe 3

Safari 7s Fixtures
Uganda vs Morans 10-24
South Africa vs Burundi 61-0
Western Province vs Zastava 19-19
Samurai vs Red Wailers 5-19
Blue Bulls vs Russia Academy 24-24
Shujaa vs Zambia 24-0
Zimbabwe vs Seventise 0-24
Spain vs KCB 7-24

Uganda vs Burundi 33-12
South Africa vs Morans 17-12
Western Province vs Red Wailers 15-12
Samurai vs Zastava 33-14
Blue Bulls vs Zambia 17-22
Shujaa vs Russia Academy 41-0
Zimbabwe vs KCB 12-19
Spain vs Seventise 0-14

Morans vs Burundi 52-0
Zastava vs Red Wailers 12-19
Russia Academy vs Zambia 31-12
Seventise vs KCB 35-12
South Africa vs Uganda 19-17
Samurai vs Western Province 17-12
Shujaa vs Blue Bulls 19-7
Spain vs Zimbabwe 29-0

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 17:45

Kenya Morans, the national B team, stun Blitzbok in the final of the Safari 7s in Nairobi today:

Safari 7s 2019 Results
Cup Final
South Africa 14 Morans 19

Bronze Final
Kenya Shujaa 19 Russia Academy 5

5th Place final
Seventise 19 Samurai 10

Challenge Trophy Final
Western province 29 Uganda 12

13th Place final
Zastava 21 Blue Bulls 38



SEMIFINALS
13th semis results
Zim 10 Zastava 14
Burundi 0 Bulls 64

Challenge semis
Uganda 26 Zambia 21
Spain 5 Western Province 22

5th place semis
KCB 17 Samurai 21
Seventise 21 Red Wailers 7

Cup semis
Shujaa 5 South Africa 19
Morans 24 Russia Academy 0



QUARTERFINALS
Bowl quarters
Uganda 17 Zimbabwe 12
Zambia 27 Zastava 17
Spain 48 Burundi 5
Western Province 33 Blue Bulls 26

Cup quarters
South Africa 31 KCB 14
Shujaa 19 Samurai 14
Seventise 7 Morans 24
Red Wailers 5 Russia Academy 17



DAY 1 POOL RESULTS
Uganda vs Morans 10-24
South Africa vs Burundi 61-0
Western Province vs Zastava 19-19
Samurai vs Red Wailers 5-19
Blue Bulls vs Russia Academy 24-24
Shujaa vs Zambia 24-0
Zimbabwe vs Seventise 0-24
Spain vs KCB 7-24

Uganda vs Burundi 33-12
South Africa vs Morans 17-12
Western Province vs Red Wailers 15-12
Samurai vs Zastava 33-14
Blue Bulls vs Zambia 17-22
Shujaa vs Russia Academy 41-0
Zimbabwe vs KCB 12-19
Spain vs Seventise 0-14

Morans vs Burundi 52-0
Zastava vs Red Wailers 12-19
Russia Academy vs Zambia 31-12
Seventise vs KCB 35-12
South Africa vs Uganda 19-17
Samurai vs Western Province 17-12
Shujaa vs Blue Bulls 19-7
Spain vs Zimbabwe 29-0

http://ragahouse.com/news/item/kenya-mo ... -safari-7s

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 08:58

Joburg crowned African Uni 7s champs. Interestingly, the teams appear to be exclusively from southern and eastern Africa - mostly the latter, which is perhaps not surprising, given the event was staged in Uganda:

Final
University of Johannesburg 12 -0 Uganda Marty’s University

Bronze

Makerere University 10-0 USIU

Fifth place

Kenyatta University 19 UCU

Seventh place

Kyambogo University 17-0 MUBS

Botswana University 20-0 Kibabi University

Semi-Finals Results

University of Johannesburg 22 – 00 USIU

Makerere 00 – 12 Uganda Martyrs
Quarterfinal
University of Johannesburg 42 – 00 MUBS
Makerere 17 – 07 Uganda Christianity University
UMU 17 – 12 Kenyatta University

Kyambogo 00 – 10 USIU


https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/10/22/ ... sh-fourth/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Adamstown 7's » Wed, 23 Oct 2019, 17:55

Hey, long time no post.

Does anyone have a record of Cameroon's last official fixture and the team sheet by any chance please?
Is their union still under suspension? I know that there has been some corruption problems in the past.
They have a few players in France and elsewhere and it seems a bit of a shame that they aren't competing.

Thanks :)

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Wed, 23 Oct 2019, 20:21

Adamstown 7's wrote:Hey, long time no post.

Does anyone have a record of Cameroon's last official fixture and the team sheet by any chance please?
Is their union still under suspension? I know that there has been some corruption problems in the past.
They have a few players in France and elsewhere and it seems a bit of a shame that they aren't competing.

Thanks :)


Cameroon was suspended from competition a few years ago, yes. They got the chance of a lifetime when Saint Andre went over there to coach them, and they were supposed to host an Africa Cup Bronze competition involving Zambia, Algeria and Nigeria, but when they failed to comply with certain conditions involved with hosting a World Rugby-sanctioned tournament (I believe it was to do with security issues) they lost the hosting rights and got suspended from competition to boot - leaving Saint Andre out of a job. Meanwhile, Nigeria were also ejected, owing to lack of a functioning domestic league, leaving Algeria to travel to Zambia where they edged out the hosts in a one-off finale.

Cameroon and Nigeria are both back now and Nigeria have already been in action, losing by a point to Ivory Coast in Ghana a few months ago after beating the hosts by two. There was talk of both Cameroon and Nigeria converting en masse to league and they certainly did play a test against each other in the 13-man code. https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-league/50038860 But Cameroon was re-admitted to Rugby Africa in June this year. https://www.cameroon-tribune.cm/article ... dmitted-as Their last official test, according to available records, was way back in 2011 when they lost at home to Senegal 6-15 http://www.rugbydata.com/cameroon/seneg ... 011/06/25/ This followed a 12-10 win over Zambia 4 days earlier. According to World Rugby Cameroon has 32 clubs and 1722 players. https://web.archive.org/web/20111001080 ... index.html

ps do you really live in Adamstown? If so, may I ask why?

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 19:11

Not sure that this portends well for the RWC final, but Blitzboks just lost their 2nd final in a week (after going down to Kenya B in the Safari 7s), this time to Ireland at an international tournament in Chester:

Cape Town - The Springbok Sevens team suffered a disappointing 21-5 defeat against Ireland in the final of the Athlete's Factory International 7s in Chester on Saturday after dominant performances in their opening five matches of the tournament.


https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Sevens/ ... l-20191026
https://www.florugby.com/

Kenyan club rugby:

Kenya Cup

KCB 48 Western Bulls 11 -FT
Kabras Sugar 89 Kisumu 0-FT
Homeboyz 26 Kenya Harlequins 13 -FT
Nondescripts 14 Resolution Impala 26 -FT
Menengai Oilers 31 Top Fry Nakuru 5 -FT
BlakBlad 27 Stanbic Mwamba 34 -FT


http://ragahouse.com/news/item/matchday-1-results-live

Uganda Cup Round one results

Impis 10 – 40 Heathens
Hippos 6-3 Rams
Buffaloes 42-3 Sailors
Kisubi 0-67 Pirates
Stallions 0-27 Warriors
Mbale 00-93 Kobs
Rhinos 23-03 Kyambogo
Walukuba 0-60 Mongers


https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/10/27/ ... rst-round/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Mon, 28 Oct 2019, 20:23

Kenyan duo join Polish side :shock:

Kenya Simbas lock Emmanuel Mavala has joined Polish side RC Orkan Sochaczew, Scrummage understands.

According to Polish outlet Tusochaczew, the former Homeboyz captain joined the Ekstraliga side on October 17th together Kenyan International Joshua Chisanga who was with the side in 2018. Details of their deal with the side are, however, scanty at the moment.

They were drafted in the starting squad two days later and Mavala went on to make his debut appearance for Sochaczew in their 35-14 loss to league leaders Master Pharm Rugby Łódź.

Chisanga, who was making his first appearance for the side since 2018 scored a try in the loss. The two Kenyan Internationals have been part of the Homeboyz set up in the past few seasons.

They featured in Kenya Simbas Victoria Cup’s 36-14 win over Zimbabwe at Nakuru Athletic Club.


https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/10/28/ ... lish-club/

Interesting articles on South Africa's continuing transformation problem:

More than two decades into democracy, the ghosts of apartheid still haunt the Springboks, and a portion of South Africans despise the team and what it stands for.


https://www.newframe.com/sa-rugbys-tran ... n-problem/

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has apologised for incorrectly accusing a Springboks fan of wearing an old South African flag around his shoulders at the Rugby World Cup game against Wales over the weekend.


https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News ... g-20191028

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Return_of_BG_97 » Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 02:52

That's funny; I remember meeting a black Saffa some odd years ago and she turned out to be an ABs fan.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 10:10

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 1 – The racial transformation of the Springboks into a team where six black players, including skipper Siya Kolisi, will face England in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final has been tortuous and hard-won.

There have been highs like the elevation last year of Kolisi to be the first black Test captain of a South African national team that for 90 years chose only whites.

There have also been lows, most recently when star lock Eben Etzebeth was accused of assaulting and racially abusing a homeless black man before flying to Japan for the World Cup.

Etzebeth, who captained the Springboks two seasons ago after first choice Warren Whiteley was injured, denies the allegations.

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus is adamant that there are no racists in his charge, telling AFP that “I would not tolerate racism in my squad.

“I can guarantee you that this team is a nice, close-knit one, and there will never be something like that (racism).”


https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/sports/2019 ... formation/

Shujaa Squad to the Qualifiers:

1. Andrew Amonde (c) 2. Willy Ambaka 3. Alvin Otieno 4. Bush Mwale 5. Vincent Onyala 6. Daniel Taabu 7. Johnstone Olindi 8. Oscar Dennis 9. Billy Odhiambo 10. Nelson Oyoo 11. Jeffrey Oluoch (vc) 12. Jacob Ojee (vc)


http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/keny ... qualifiers

Auctioneers on Thursday drove into the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) secretariat in Nairobi unannounced and carted away property worth millions of shillings.

Nairobi News understands that the auctioneers were representing a client who is seeking to recover a Sh4 million debt extended to the Union.

And KRU chairman Gangla Oduor confirmed this debt and the Thursday incident.

He explained that the debt has accumulated for services rendered to the men's national sevens rugby team in its preparations for international assignments.

"It is an old debt. The incident is unfortunate but there is nothing we could do. We at times access some of these facilities on credit and when the government does not pay on time, we encounter such incidents," said Oduor.


https://allafrica.com/stories/201910310696.html

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sun, 03 Nov 2019, 15:19

Of course, while South Africa are not a second or third tier team, it is worth remembering a win for the Boks is a win for Africa - and rugby fans are celebrating yesterday's triumph across the continent right now. In fact, this is one respect in which the rugby World Cup is ahead of its football counterpart: The tournament has been won by teams from 3 different continents - Oceania (5), Africa (3) and Europe. Football's has only been won by teams from Europe & SAmerica.

Nice story!

As the national anthem started playing over the big screen set up at the stadium in Siya Kolisi's home town of Zwide in Port Elizabeth, the crowd rose to their feet chanting captain Siya Kolisi's name - and for 80 minutes they never sat down again.

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article ... e-for-him/


Shameful legacy ):

The Rugby World Cup 2019 is done and dusted, with South Africa securing victory over England in the final match.

But a question still lingers: was it a burden for some, maybe many, South Africans who supported their national team but also had to show support for the Springbok emblem?

In the days before the final game, a few South African opinion makers and politicians speedily and vocally entered the frenzy of Springbok support. But they side-stepped a fundamental issue at hand – the moral legitimacy of this symbol that has roots deep in colonial, segregation and apartheid rugby structures.

https://theconversation.com/the-burden- ... ury-126213


Self-belief (:

"It's time for South Africans to start believing in themselves again."

This was the message from Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife, Leah, as praise was heaped on the victorious Springboks after their 32-12 Rugby World Cup win over England on Saturday.

"We are incredibly proud to be South Africans," the Tutus said in a statement.

news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/its-time-for-south-africans-to-start-believing-in-themselves-again-praise-pours-in-for-the-boks-20191102


Kenya results:

-Kenya Results-

Mwamba 9 – Kabras 43

Quins 20 – KCB 32

Bulls 21 – Oilers 27

Impala 57 – Blakblad 9

Nakuru 10 – Homeboyz 15

Kisumu 19 – Nondies 17

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/sports/2019 ... ck-mwamba/

Championship Cup

Mean Machine 16 - Strathmore 17
CUEA Monks 30 - SC Pirates 10
N.Suburbs 33 - Mombasa 7
MMUST 15 - USIU 3
Kisii 17 - Egerton Wasps 5
Eldoret 6 - UOE 7

http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/cham ... er-defeats


Kenya 7s update:

Kenya 7s Technical Director Paul Feeney expects speedster Collins Injera to be fit for action ahead of the World 7s Series opening round which scheduled for early December.

The opening round -Dubai 7s is 32 days away and Injera is currently undergoing rehabilitation having picked a shoulder injury at the Safari 7s tournament held at RFUEA Grounds on 19 and 20 October.

The injury has seen the experienced star miss out on Kenya 7s final list for the Africa Olympic Qualifiers set for South Africa.

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/11/03/ ... turn-date/


Ghana 7s squad:

Ghana Rugby Union has released their 7s squad that will take part in the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens Tournament in South Africa.

The tournament also serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympics in Japan and will be battles between Africa’s top 14 men’s sevens teams.

Countries taking part in the tournament on the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan South Africa on 8 and 9 November include Ghana, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/11/03/ ... -revealed/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Return_of_BG_97 » Sun, 03 Nov 2019, 20:29

The entire world needed a Springbok victory.

However, I think this World Cup victory (for black South Africans and the black African rugby community overall) is somewhat more meaningful than the previous ones. What was once largely seen as a symbol of apartheid and white supremacy has become the opposite of it. Siya Kolisi represents what many South Africans have to got through each day, and to have a black man win in a white man's game is going to have a huge effect on SA rugby as a whole. I wouldn't be surprised if in 10 years the Springbok team is 60% black.

Not just Kolisi though. Mapimpi, Mbonambi, etc all have very inspiring stories, and these weren't forced quota players, these were very key players and Kolisi's leadership willed a Springbok team that isn't the most skilled either. Mapimpi scoring the game-sealing try is going to be replayed as a huge moment for many years.

I remember watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup as a lad and seeing so much jubilation surrounding that tourney. Imagine a RWC for them in 2027. Overall it seemed there was a lot more black interest in the tournament than usual, and I'd imagine a 2027 RWC in that nation would have heavy black support.

Then again I might be way too optimistic.

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