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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Wed, 05 Feb 2020, 17:24

RugbyLiebe wrote:
Chester-Donnelly wrote:That Colin Mansbridge interview is a painful read, talking about a northern hemisphere timezone and a southern hemisphere timezone. Geography is obviously not his strong point.


“If we ended up with an evolution, if there was a northern hemisphere time zone type thing and a southern hemisphere one – Asia, Pacific, Australasia – that would be exciting as well."

You've misread that. He says, that there is a time-zone centered around the PI nations and one around the Northern Hemisphere nations (he means 6N with that). South Africa would be in the later. I think what he said makes 100% sense.


It makes 0% sense. South Africa can never be in the northern hemisphere, and Japan, Hong Kong etc can never be in the southern hemisphere. You move through time zones as you travel east-west not north-south.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 16:46

Botswana twins to play in France! Annoyingly the article doesn't give their ages but mentions they have already represented Eastern Province at Under-18 level. Now they been signed by Pau. This is certainly good news for the development of international rugby. Hopefully they stick with Botswana and represent the Vultures one day. I watched the side play Ghana in an African elimination match a few months ago and they were highly competitive, despite going down 36-25. The southern African nation has a modest population of 2.2 million but with 12K registered players the game is more popular there per capita than in Namibia, Georgia, Uruguay and Argentina.

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Bame and Basi Malesu are set to continue their rugby career in France.

Having started playing at Northside Primary School, their patience has started to pay off.

At a tender age, they were given an opportunity to play at a Gaborone club: Mini Hogs.

It was at Hogs that the twins realised their love for the game and started to take it seriously and thanks to their mother Dorcas Makgato who gave them an opportunity to go to St Andrew’s College, in South Africa where they continued with the sport.

“There we played proper rugby and I would say that is where our rugby journey started until today, because we were selected to play for the school’s Under 13 side” said Basi.

For his part, Bame, said their exposure started when they were playing for Under 16 where they were both called for Eastern Province trials. They did not disappoint.

“It was a life time experience because we then played against all the provinces in South Africa and to get to that level of rugby, for us it was a life time experience because that is where a player will get an exposure because international scouts and local club scouts watch the players,” he said.

Furthermore, he said it was during the competition that they were approached by an agent, who then directed them on their journey to the future.

He said they were then invited to go for Under 18 Eastern Province Craven Week, something which he said was another big stepping stone for them.

“Craven week is a big competition, it is broadcast in Supersport and it gives players a lot of international and local exposure,” said Basi.

The twins said last year they were in contact with an agent who opened doors for them in France.

They said they were then invited for trials in Pau, adding that they impressed the coaches there and few days latter they were sent a contract.

They would be leaving the country beginning of July for the pre-season, where they would start their rugby journey in France.

The twins, however, advised other aspiring athletes who want to play outside the country to always believe in themselves and look for opportunities.

http://www.dailynews.gov.bw/news-details.php?nid=54170


Kenya

Round of 16 results

Kabras Sugar 48-19 Menengai Oilers
Kenya Harlequins vs Homeboyz
Impala vs Mean Machine
KCB vs Strathmore
Nakuru 28-0 Mombasa
Mwamba 28-0 Kisumu
Blak Blad 28-0 Western Bulls
Nondies 28-0 MMUST

Mwamba Cup Quarters
Kabras Sugar II vs Mwamba II
Shamas Foundation vs Strathmore II
Impala II vs Nakuru II
Menengai Oilers II vs KCB II

Mombasa will host Kenya's match with Morocco this year:

Kenya Simbas Home matches venues

Kenya v Morocco – Saturday 29 May 2020, Mombasa

Kenya v Uganda – Saturday 11 July 2020, Kakamega

Kenya v Zimbabwe – Saturday 18 July 2020, Nakuru

Pool Round RAC 2020:
Group A: Namibia, Zambia, Madagascar
Group B: Kenya, Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire
Group C: Uganda, Algeria, Senegal
Group D: Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Ghana

Final tournament in a single venue to be determined:
29 July: Semifinals
1 August: Third place play-off and final

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2020/02/07/ ... 0-matches/


Finally, Bok captain Siya Kolisi presented tennis legend Roger Federer with his very own Springbok jersey before his match against Rafael Nadal in Cape Town on Friday. :thumbup: :D https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/watch-koli ... n_9TyUrjR0
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Hernan14 » Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 17:02

Edgar wrote:Finally, Bok captain Siya Kolisi presented tennis legend Roger Federer with his very own Springbok jersey before his match against Rafael Nadal in Cape Town on Friday. :thumbup: :D https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/watch-koli ... n_9TyUrjR0


Yesterday when I saw it live on TV, I thought, because they didn't give Nadal a jersey too? ... but instantly I also thought, well, it's rugby, the differences above all :roll:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 17:16

Federer is half South African...

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Hernan14 » Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 17:34

Armchair Fan wrote:Federer is half South African...


Was a joke, but anyway...with more reason marking the differences...

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sun, 09 Feb 2020, 16:47

Madagascar national finals were played today:

FINALE GOLD TOP 20
TFA 22-23 COSFA

Attendance 20 K

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Nigerian calendar 2020. Looks like the West African TRi Natiosn (WARS) with Ivory Coast and Ghana will be its main assignment in XVs, while there's a whole lot of 7s: http://www.rugbyafrique.com/the-nigeria ... -calendar/

Ghana Rugby (Ghana.Rugby) Technical Director and Skills Coach Collin Osborne completed a successful week of training with the Ghana Rugby men’s and women’s national squads, the Ghana Eagles. https://www.africanews.com/2020/02/10/c ... frica-cup/

Kenya results & draw (updated):

Enterprise Cup Round of 16, Feb 8, 2020
Kabras Sugar vs Menengai Oilers 49-19 -FT
Kenya Harlequins vs Homeboyz RFC 13-39 -FT
Impala vs Mean Machine 41-22 -FT
KCB vs Strathmore Leos 27-3 FT
Top Fry Nakuru vs Mombasa 28-0 -FT
Stanbic Mwamba vs Kisumu 28-0 -FT
BlakBlad vs Western Bulls 28-0 -FT
Nondescripts vs MMUST 28-0 FT


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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 22:19

Morocco risks to be suspended. Rugby Afrique asked them twice to organize a national congress but without receiving an answer.
Deadline before the suspension: march 1st

https://www.facebook.com/bililourugby/p ... =3&theater

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Mon, 17 Feb 2020, 09:48

15th February 2020

#KenyaCup

Top Fry Nakuru vs KCB 18-31

Menengai Oilers vs Homeboyz RFC 14-37

Western Bulls vs Kenya Harlequins 16-28

Impala vs Kabras Sugar 26-37

Nondescripts vs BlakBlad 17-32

Kisumu vs Stanbic Mwamba 32-50

http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/matc ... ft-results

Uganda standings:


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