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Re: General topic for African Rugby

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Wed, 10 Jan 2018, 10:39

Chens-sur-Leman is in France :)
Just for 300 meters, but it's France. See https://www.google.it/maps/place/HRRC+H ... 4d6.251482

It's also 300 meters from the Geneva Lake
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby mcruic » Sat, 13 Jan 2018, 03:27

Neptune wrote:Year in year out, Namibia always ensure that their toughest opponents always play in Windhoek. In a nutshell, they always ensure that they are hosting Zimbabwe and Kenya. The last time the Welschwistas were in Nairobi was in 2006. Surely, when will this nonsense end? We have always talked about it, but our cries fall on deaf ears. In all sports competitions, for fairness to be achieved, Home and Away fixtures are put, so that each team gets a chance to visit the other. In Africa's case, Namibia only travel to the weakest opponents in the Gold Cup.

http://www.kru.co.ke/news/rugby-africa-2018-fixtures/


But Namibia are away to Zimbabwe this year. And from 2011-2014, the matches were staged at one central venue, so there were no home and away games. In 2007 and 2009, they didn't even play Kenya or Zimbabwe.

In fact, since the beginning of the Africa Cup in 2000, Namibia has played both Zimbabwe and Kenya at home only 4 times in 17 editions (2004, 2015, 2016 and 2017).

You might think it's always because it happened 3 times in a row, but it only happened once before 2015...
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby 4N » Sun, 14 Jan 2018, 16:12

Namibian wing Lesely Klim wins MOTM on debut for Doncaster Knights. :thumbup:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby 4N » Tue, 16 Jan 2018, 02:34

Looks like a long spell on the sidelines for Namibia and Harlequins back row Renaldo Bothma. Ouch.

https://mobile.twitter.com/renaldobothm ... 8031785984

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby mcruic » Mon, 29 Jan 2018, 14:38

mcruic wrote:
getienne wrote:
Result: Sierra Leone 6-26 Guinea.


The correct score is 27-6:
For Guinea :
3 tries Saliou Barry, 1 try Ousmane Touré,
2 conv and 1 pen : Mamadou Dian Sylla

Thanks to: https://www.facebook.com/Conakryka-Rugb ... 777079763/


That page actually lists the score as 27-3, not 27-6...


I just got a reply from Sierra Leone Rugby Union insisting they scored 2 penalties in the match - so it seems the score may have been 27-6...
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby sammo » Mon, 05 Feb 2018, 18:37

This video suggests that there are over 600 professional rugby players in/from the Ivory Coast...

https://www.facebook.com/worldrugby/vid ... 088373123/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Mon, 05 Feb 2018, 18:38

wrong use of the word "professional", right?
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby RugInt » Sat, 17 Feb 2018, 01:38

Just posted this on my web site

'Regional Challenges.
These are held in 15’s format every two years. They are played in the 7’s format in the other years.

All venues TBC

15/09 to 22/09 (a week? TBC)
-Ivory Coast (‘B’ Team?), Mali, Togo
-Burkina Faso, Niger, Benin
-Sierra Leone, Guinee, Algeria (‘B’ team?)

29/09 to 06/10 (a week? TBC)
-Gabon, Congo Kinshasa, Conga Brazzaville
-Rwanda (‘B’ Team), Burundi, Lesotho
-Swaziland, Malawi, Central African Republic'

I have made some assumptions and some guesses above (always fraught with danger I admit)

1. Some teams also appear in higher grades-Ivory Coast, Algeria, Rwanda. For Ivory Coast I would expect that to be their 'A', 'B', Development side. I have assumed the same for Algeria and Rwanda. Algeria could be just the local club players (rather than their France-based colleagues, but for Rwanda could it be their first team playing in two tournaments?

2. I'm again assuming that each team of three will be playing at a separate venue, rather than all together.

3. Again I'm assuming that if it's a tournament per three that it will be held over a week, so a round-robin[/list]

I shall not sleep at night until I know the answers to these questions :roll:

Edit: Now that I've re read above and entered these fixtures onto my '2018 Rugby Test Fixtures and Results' excel sheet, all nine teams are playing in two tournaments, in 3 pools each. With 3 teams in each pool I'll assume here again that it will be round robin, but will there be a playoff to find a winner in each tournament? :?:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Graf_von_Tirol » Sat, 17 Feb 2018, 03:28

From what I saw of the press release, these will be regional sevens tournaments (they did do XVs last year), both going towards Olympic qualification (presumably the 2019 sevens cup). Makes sense in the case of Silver/Bronze cup teams, since none of those four are in the 2018 sevens cup.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Sat, 17 Feb 2018, 23:38

Any news about the 2018 Super Challenge and Currie Cup formats? I know South Africans will change it. Is Namibia or any other African country included?

I know that Brazil/Uruguay joint venture won't happen in 2018.
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Mon, 19 Feb 2018, 00:02

victorsra wrote:Any news about the 2018 Super Challenge and Currie Cup formats? I know South Africans will change it. Is Namibia or any other African country included?


I know that Brazil/Uruguay joint venture won't happen in 2018.


I still don't understand why SARU changed the Vodacom cup from February to Super Challenge and made it to start in January. In a sense, you can say they were actually against African teams participating in it, because not many teams would have their budgets and logistics ready to participate in January. February was bit fair, as it gave teams and unions at least a month to prepare before they leave.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Wed, 21 Feb 2018, 13:27

It seems the planned fixture between Madagascar and Czech Republic is not happening. Czechs are in Malta training with the Maltese squad

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 00:32

Indic Ocean Top 6 will kickoff this saturday.

2 clubs from Madagascar: FTM and COSFA
2 clubs from Réunion: Étange Salé and Saint Paul
1 club from Mauritius: Highlanders Blues
+ Mayotte national team

http://www.midi-madagasikara.mg/sports/ ... ps-connue/
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Wed, 28 Mar 2018, 07:42

Top 6 Ocean Indien (nice to see that the malagasy clubs are followed abroad by dozens of supporters)

Day 1
Highlander Blues (Mau) v FT Manjakaray (Mad) 3-47
Mayotte v Saint Paul (Reu) ?-?
http://www.antennereunion.fr/info-et-ma ... -mars-2018

Day 2
Cosfa* (Mad) v Mayotte 67-6
Etang Sale (Reu) v Highlander Blues (Mau) 41-3
http://www.antennereunion.fr/info-et-ma ... -mars-2018

Day 3, saturday
Cosfa (Mad) v Saint Paul (Reu)
FT Manjakaray (Mad) v Etang Sale (Reu)

Days 4-5-6 as days 1-2-3 but with switched venue

April 28: 5th, 3rd and Cup finals in Reunion

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sat, 31 Mar 2018, 18:09

Searching news about player Brighetti (a U18 kenyan one, with a clear italian surname) I found this photo depicting, according to the label, the "first ever Kenya rugby team". Anyway it was 1980, while records' websites like http://www.rugbyinternational.net report a 1976 game against Tanzania. Maybe it was the first team formed by local (=black) players

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In the same page there's also a 1985 Kenya with this description
"The Kenya team that played Zimbabwe at the RFUEA grounds in 1985. Kenya lost narrowly 13-15. But they came very close to beating Zimbabwe for the first time but were stifled by biased officiating. The Zimabwe team was all white. The referee was also white. Fans perceived a racist bias from the referee throughout the game. When he dissallowed a last minute try by Kenya that would have won the game, tempers boiled over in the stands. After the game, a Kenya fan through a beer bottle at the referee knocking him in the head and seriously injuring him". :|

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sun, 01 Apr 2018, 17:33

An other difficult day for Madagascar's rugby after the 12-100 accused yesterday by the U18 against Zimbabwe (0-78 in the second half, if I'm not wrong!)
Today in the third day of the Indian Ocean Top 6 the two malagasy clubs (COSFA and Manjakaray) can't defeat the Reunion rivals and now they are forced to win the return duel at the last day on Reunion Island, if they don't want to let slip the two grand final places

TOP 6 de l’Océan Indien
Résultats de la 3e journée
Stade Municipal Mahamasina
• COSFA 20 – 26 Rugby Club Saint Paul Réunion
• FT Manjakaray 20 – 20 Etang Salé Rugby Club

A whole page on La Reunion newspaper https://s31.postimg.org/64sziwgmj/top6.jpg

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Tue, 03 Apr 2018, 13:23

A Mozambique federation exists. They have a logo but apparently not a website or a facebook reference. Activity seems mostly based in Maputo, where there are men's tournaments senior, U18, U16, U14, U12, U10 and women's U18 and U16 (all 7s ?)

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Tue, 03 Apr 2018, 13:27

Most of their activities are published in the Maputo Rugby Club Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaputoRugbyClub/

I guess Maputo RC is the core of the Moçambique's federation.
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Mon, 09 Apr 2018, 06:25

Top 6 Ocean Indien

St.Paul (Reu) v Mayotte 40-5
Manjakaray (Mad) v Highland Blues (Mau) 54-16

Ranking should be
Pool A: St.Paul 14, Force Armees 6, Mayotte 0
Pool B: Manjakaray 12, Etang Salé 7, Highland Blues 0

Next day
Mayotte v Force Armees (Mad)
Highland Blues (Mau) v Etang Salé (Reu)

http://www.antennereunion.fr/info-et-ma ... avril-2018

http://www.newsmada.com/2018/04/09/rugb ... and-blues/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 03:10

Kenya Simbas Xvs coach jets in to steer Kenya to the Xvs World Cup

http://ragahouse.com/news/item/snook-arrives - Interesting times ahead

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 12:43

A nice graphic resume of this year's competitions

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 13:29

Cool. So no XVs 4th division.

Nigeria and Cameroon out of everything.

Note: They messed up with Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone and Togo flags. All wrong.
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 14:06

The regional 7s for 29th & 30th September, even money on not even half of those nations actually sending a team!

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