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General topic for African Rugby

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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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Nigerian rugby

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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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