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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Bruce_ma_goose » Sun, 22 Oct 2017, 16:15

Sables4EVA wrote:https://www.facebook.com/GoldCupRugby/

There are some on the FB page.


Thanks. World rugby put out a video about the tournament.

https://youtu.be/R7vC1NQSOm4

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Thu, 02 Nov 2017, 18:14

http://ragahouse.com/news/item/2019-wor ... s-released
If Kenya slays the Namibian Dragon, this is who they will face

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 05 Nov 2017, 09:03

Another violent death of a Kenyan rugby player
https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/11 ... d_c1664482

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby mcruic » Mon, 13 Nov 2017, 18:44

As well as the 1969 (23 August) match detailed earlier between Liberia and Sierra Leone which can be found on YouTube, there also appears to have been a match in 1975, and perhaps regular matches between the teams between those dates... As far as I know, none of the results are known.

http://www.oldeds.kes.org.uk/sport-adventurers.html

Jones, Roderick Granville John
Played rugby for Sierra Leone v Liberia (1975?).

Sierra Leone played at least 5 international matches between 1963 and 1971.
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby iul » Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 09:19

Nice vid from WR about rugby in Ghana: https://twitter.com/WorldRugby/status/9 ... 1986110464
At one point in the vid the president of the Ghana Union says they have a professional 10 team league.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 14:53

professional


not true, right?
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby sammo » Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 18:13

victorsra wrote:
professional


not true, right?


It may mean professional as in well run/well organised rather than paid players?

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 01:47

iul wrote:Nice vid from WR about rugby in Ghana: https://twitter.com/WorldRugby/status/9 ... 1986110464
At one point in the vid the president of the Ghana Union says they have a professional 10 team league.


How can he lie so openly like that? Ghana have just started playing rugby in 2017. Their first competition was the RWC 7s qualifier that took place in Uganda in August. They are still far behind the pecking order, so they should just stay calm and work in the field rather than with their mouths. :lol: :lol:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 18:58

I've seen on the Tipping page of the forum that there's a Sierra Leone v Guinea Conakry test match fixed for this saturday.
Anyway, it appears still uncertain according to the last news found (middle of september). Sierra Leone, hosting this return leg of the duel, needs 32 millions of leones, the local money, but they can't find any sponsor; it's less than 4,000 euros but I suppose it's a lot of money over there

http://awoko.org/2017/09/18/sierra-leon ... -friendly/

It could have been postponed to december 10, according to this page https://www.facebook.com/Sierra-Leone-R ... 793925807/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby mcruic » Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 22:49

Neptune wrote:
iul wrote:Nice vid from WR about rugby in Ghana: https://twitter.com/WorldRugby/status/9 ... 1986110464
At one point in the vid the president of the Ghana Union says they have a professional 10 team league.


How can he lie so openly like that? Ghana have just started playing rugby in 2017. Their first competition was the RWC 7s qualifier that took place in Uganda in August. They are still far behind the pecking order, so they should just stay calm and work in the field rather than with their mouths. :lol: :lol:


Ghana has been playing international rugby since 2003...
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 23:04

I noticed that the roonba.com has the game between Sierra Leone and Guinea moved to December 10th. I recently saw an advert for the game with this weekends date! Any sources suggesting the December one?

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 12:44

From Lesotho's twitter

Rugby Africa Bronze Cup
16-22 April 2018
Mauritius
Ghana
Lesotho
Rwanda
Host country yet to be determined


Probably Rugby Afrique will release soon all the pools, but we may deduce them

Gold: Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Morocco*
Silver: Senegal, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Botswana, Algeria*, Zambia*
Bronze: Rwanda, Mauritius, Lesotho*, Ghana*

* = promoted

Nigeria and Cameroon relegated in regional competitions or still suspended?

Regional: Burundi, Burkina Faso, Mali, Swaziland, Benin, Niger, Togo, Malawi, Congo, Gabon...

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 14:36

I hope Silver Cup is NOT going to be played in the Nations Cup format. Two groups of 3 (North and South), 1 home and 1 away match + final would be perfect.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 10:52

victorsra wrote:I hope Silver Cup is NOT going to be played in the Nations Cup format. Two groups of 3 (North and South), 1 home and 1 away match + final would be perfect.

I suppose two pools, north (Alg, Civ, Sen) and south (Bsw, Mad, Zam).

The inevitable map...

Red=Gold Cup. Orange=Silver Cup. Yellow=Bronze Cup. Green=possible regional competitions.
Possible suspended nations: Nigeria, Cameroon, Mauritania, Gambia.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby RugInt » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 21:51

I noticed that the roonba.com has the game between Sierra Leone and Guinea moved to December 10th. I recently saw an advert for the game with this weekends date! Any sources suggesting the December one?


Sierra Leone facebook page says Dec 10 for Sierra Leone v Guinea

https://www.facebook.com/events/178753332701200/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Loohr » Sun, 26 Nov 2017, 18:17

According to Kenya Rugby, their schedule is as follow :

http://www.kru.co.ke/news/simbas-start- ... o-morocco/

23-06 - @ Morocco
30-06 - vs Zimbabwe
07-07 - vs Uganda
11-08 - vs Tunisia
18-08 - @ Namibia

Like this year, they will played away again versus Namibia...

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Sun, 26 Nov 2017, 18:33

This is absurd. It should change every year. One year home and one away.
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Sun, 26 Nov 2017, 19:52

victorsra wrote:This is absurd. It should change every year. One year home and one away.


This is the issue that I have always been trying to bring to attention, but the powers that be in Rugby Afrique and WR just simply ignore it . It has been like this since time immemorial and I don't see it changing any time soon. But if Uruguay did it, the Simbas can too, we should also learn winning away with added pressure.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sun, 26 Nov 2017, 20:26

I was skeptical about the risk you denounced but you were right. This is not fair: Namibia v Kenya is the most important game of the tournament and Namibia can't have it always at home
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Sun, 26 Nov 2017, 21:07

Canalina wrote:I was skeptical about the risk you denounced but you were right. This is not fair: Namibia v Kenya is the most important game of the tournament and Namibia can't have it always at home


Some of these very obvious fixtures, is the reason we always ask if WR are serious about bringing about reforms in Rugby. Because if this continues, we will have the same teams competing every 4 years and rugby will be a closed shop like Cricket. WR has also ignored the continuous calls for expansion to 24 teams.
Even putting such a do or die fixture on neutral ground in South Africa would the very least be the fairest and most considerable option by Rugby Afrique and WR, but always putting it on Namibian soil is an insult to fair competition.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Mon, 27 Nov 2017, 02:02

To hit the nail on the head, this is actually a melanin problem. Look at the people who play rugby in Namibia and look at the people who play rugby in other African countries. There, I said it, what everyone feared to say.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Mon, 27 Nov 2017, 03:05

How is Rugby Africa? Who votes, who is in charge? When there are elections?
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Mon, 27 Nov 2017, 03:49

victorsra wrote:How is Rugby Africa? Who votes, who is in charge? When there are elections?


I have no idea what happens in those boardrooms, I just focus on matters on the pitch, but it's obvious the scales are tilted in Namibia's favour. it's not rocket science

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby SANE17 » Mon, 27 Nov 2017, 04:02

I'm disappointed about giving Namibia the hosting rights against Kenya. I hope Namibia will play away to Zimbabwe & hope sables will be stable this time round.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Mon, 27 Nov 2017, 07:31

Neptune wrote:
victorsra wrote:How is Rugby Africa? Who votes, who is in charge? When there are elections?


I have no idea what happens in those boardrooms, I just focus on matters on the pitch, but it's obvious the scales are tilted in Namibia's favour. it's not rocket science


So do your research, find out who is in charge and than tell us here. If you want this obvious scam to end: call out those names. Then get your votes together and get rid of those guys. I am quite sure that in Rugby Africa, the non-British-empire parts do have the majority. It is no rocket science. But I don't see any melanin thing going on, but a "South Africa and its closely related country"-thing.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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