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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Wed, 01 Mar 2017, 18:15

From the article:

t will kick off on the weekend of 22/23 April and feature the country’s 14 provincial unions together with Namibia’s Welwitschias in a 13-week tournament.


14 unions + Namibia.

SuperSport Rugby Challenge pools:

North: Blue Bulls, Golden Lions, Falcons, Pumas, Welwitschias

Central: Free State Cheetahs, Griffons, Griquas, Leopards, Sharks XV

South: Boland Cavaliers, Border Bulldogs, EP Kings, SWD Eagles, Western Province
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Thu, 02 Mar 2017, 12:53

victorsra wrote:From the article:

t will kick off on the weekend of 22/23 April and feature the country’s 14 provincial unions together with Namibia’s Welwitschias in a 13-week tournament.


14 unions + Namibia.

SuperSport Rugby Challenge pools:

North: Blue Bulls, Golden Lions, Falcons, Pumas, Welwitschias

Central: Free State Cheetahs, Griffons, Griquas, Leopards, Sharks XV

South: Boland Cavaliers, Border Bulldogs, EP Kings, SWD Eagles, Western Province


My bad, it was an error on my part. meant 14 unions.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Horsehead » Thu, 02 Mar 2017, 13:31

I thought there were talks of Kenya and Zimbabwe joining them this year

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Sables4EVA » Fri, 03 Mar 2017, 05:53

After Zimbabwe's dismal performance last year I am not surprised they were not included. Kenya I am not sure why they were not considered.

In other news Zambian club champions Red Arrows (The Zambian Air Force side) beat last years Zimbabwean club runners up, Harare Sports Club, 16-13 at HSCs home grounds in Harare.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Fri, 03 Mar 2017, 09:42

Horsehead wrote:I thought there were talks of Kenya and Zimbabwe joining them this year


The union opted out at the 11th hour. I wonder why, but it would have been very good preparation for the Simbas XVs

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Fri, 03 Mar 2017, 17:54

Why Zambia is not developed in rugby like Zimbabwe? AFAIK the white British community was more or less big there, right?
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Sables4EVA » Fri, 03 Mar 2017, 18:30

Rugby is growing in Zambia and the way things are going they will take over Zimbabwe in a few years. After Zambian independence the majority of whites left taking the game with them.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Raven » Sat, 04 Mar 2017, 01:17

Armchair Fan wrote:Philippe Saint-André is going to help Cameroon during Africa Bronze Cup:
http://www.lerugbynistere.fr/news/coupe ... 171501.php


When I saw this a few days ago, I thought it was a joke or some rumor... after seeing his quotes it looks like it may happen. I have no clue of what he may have at hand to pick from, but how good could Cameroon get with a quality coach (as Saint-André) and their first choice players?

I´m guessing most of them are playing in France but perhaps some others in South Africa?

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Fri, 10 Mar 2017, 12:48

Kenya Simbas XVs to host Germany in May

http://www.kru.co.ke/news/item/3846-sim ... -confirmed

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 10 Mar 2017, 13:33

Raven wrote:
I´m guessing most of them are playing in France but perhaps some others in South Africa?


We Europeans tend to underestimate the distances in Africa. Cameroon is actually 4000km away from SA. Toulon is 4300km away...
Are there actually playing any players from outside of the known rugby hotbeds Namibia and Zimbabwe playing in SA? How many Kenyan or Madagascar guys?
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Mon, 13 Mar 2017, 10:01

Does any one know if the fixtures have been released for the Africa Bronze Cup? Wiki reckons it starts this weekend...

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Tue, 14 Mar 2017, 20:06


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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Raven » Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 16:58

RugbyLiebe wrote:
Raven wrote:
I´m guessing most of them are playing in France but perhaps some others in South Africa?


We Europeans tend to underestimate the distances in Africa. Cameroon is actually 4000km away from SA. Toulon is 4300km away...
Are there actually playing any players from outside of the known rugby hotbeds Namibia and Zimbabwe playing in SA? How many Kenyan or Madagascar guys?


Well, I am not European... :D

As for the distances you mention, it´s true, maybe for a Cameroonian; Europe is as far as South Africa, but I recall there being a few Africans in various ranks of South African rugby teams (not that many in Super Rugby rosters though, Daniel Adongo being the only one I remember)

And actually before posting I have tried to find any actual cases but the only one I saw is Peter Kaaria (a Hooker, from Kenya) playing in the University of Western Cape. So I guess it may not be the case anymore :oops:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 19:01

I guess distance is not exactly the problem. It is probably cheaper and/or easier to go from Cameroon to France than to SA because Cameroon was a French colony (and there are thousands of Cameroonians living there).
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 15:01

Raven wrote:Well, I am not European... :D


Ah, I always thought you were German, because you had a German flag, if I remember right :D
Doesn't matter, by estimating distances in Africa like a true European would do, you are now by honour :lol:

Kind of seems like the same problem that next to none Eastern Europeans play in Romania's pro league.
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