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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Thu, 18 May 2017, 12:19

Little or no preview news regarding the tournament in Niger, but one thing is known, that the Burkina Faso team have definitely arrived in Niamey!

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 18 May 2017, 15:26

Is it set to begin today, right?
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Thu, 18 May 2017, 15:46

Yes first game today, Niger v Burkina Faso at 17.00 (GMT+1) which is about 15 mins later than the time of this post. RugbyAfrique promises score updates at https://twitter.com/RugbyAfrique

" Join us on Twitter @RugbyAfrique for the scores sent by our special correspondent : Charles Yapo !"
https://www.facebook.com/RugbyAfrique/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Thu, 18 May 2017, 16:56

Only score update so far is Niger 0 - 5 Burkina Faso

Edit:- 5 - 5 at halftime.


Not much of an in-goal area!
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 18 May 2017, 17:53

FT - 10-10
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Thu, 18 May 2017, 22:00

Thanks for the updates.
Some 400 or 500 spectators, according to the images on facebook. Not bad. https://www.facebook.com/RugbyAfrique/p ... =3&theater
With this draw Niger and Burkina eliminated each other from the promotion; they can't no more overcome the 9 points conquered by Ghana in the other pool

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Fri, 19 May 2017, 06:00

African rugby powerhouse Kenya to play Germany in Nairobi on the 27th of May

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Sat, 20 May 2017, 04:49

Things don't look so good for the Welschwistas. Loosing by cricket scores in the Supersport Rugby Challenge.

https://www.supersport.com/rugby/supers ... ge/results

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby tryman » Sat, 20 May 2017, 05:26

Really hope someone else over Naimbia qualifies for 2019, they seem to have gone backwards.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Sat, 20 May 2017, 05:52

tryman wrote:Really hope someone else over Naimbia qualifies for 2019, they seem to have gone backwards.


Kenya Simbas are the next in line to grab that slot if our African brothers are not up to the task. :)

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sat, 20 May 2017, 06:36

I noticed Namibia is going to play in SuperSport Challenge also during the Nations Cup https://www.supersport.com/rugby/supers ... e/fixtures

Are they going to field the best team in the southafrican competition or in Montevideo?

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 20 May 2017, 09:28

Well, it wasn't too different last year in Currie Cup for them.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Sat, 20 May 2017, 14:25

When the Simbas were in the Currie cup, they only lost 2 matches and drew 1, and the losses were very narrow defeats of less than 5.

Those scores are just damning by Namibia. In a certain game, they conceded 112, are they really serious?

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Sat, 20 May 2017, 14:30

Canalina wrote:I noticed Namibia is going to play in SuperSport Challenge also during the Nations Cup https://www.supersport.com/rugby/supers ... e/fixtures

Are they going to field the best team in the southafrican competition or in Montevideo?


They will field their best team during the Nations cup. I have just seen their squad for the nations cup, and it's definately composed of the first XVs team. Tiji uanvivi and Theuns Kotze are definately in the first XVs.

http://www.namibian.com.na/54524/read/P ... ations-Cup

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Trendsetta » Sat, 20 May 2017, 14:54

Neptune wrote:When the Simbas were in the Currie cup, they only lost 2 matches and drew 1, and the losses were very narrow defeats of less than 5.

Those scores are just damning by Namibia. In a certain game, they conceded 112, are they really serious?


Neptune to be honest i don't know where you are getting such information from. During the vodacom cup we lost 6 games and won 1 including one heavy defeat to cheetahs (75-10), lost 51-7 to SWD with a strong squad. Namibia have been playing currie with only local based players and are going to Uruguay with 16 foreign based players. Namibia are still heavy favourites to win the 2019 qualifier next year as we have to beat them in their fortress Windhoek.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Sat, 20 May 2017, 15:01

Trendsetta wrote:
Neptune wrote:When the Simbas were in the Currie cup, they only lost 2 matches and drew 1, and the losses were very narrow defeats of less than 5.

Those scores are just damning by Namibia. In a certain game, they conceded 112, are they really serious?


Neptune to be honest i don't know where you are getting such information from. During the vodacom cup we lost 6 games and won 1 including one heavy defeat to cheetahs (75-10), lost 51-7 to SWD with a strong squad. Namibia have been playing currie with only local based players and are going to Uruguay with 16 foreign based players. Namibia are still heavy favourites to win the 2019 qualifier next year as we have to beat them in their fortress Windhoek.


Sorry, my bad. Yeah, we had some 2 bad games, but we lost 24 -19 to Border Bulldogs and lost by a point to a certain team, but at least we never conceded past 80 :D , I believe we can still make it to Japan.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sun, 21 May 2017, 04:54

A report about the first match, from facebook https://www.facebook.com/33889704630461 ... 660434917/

It seems that also the mats were part of the try area, not just that tiny strip of grass

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby mcruic » Sun, 21 May 2017, 14:38

Neptune wrote:
Trendsetta wrote:
Neptune wrote:When the Simbas were in the Currie cup, they only lost 2 matches and drew 1, and the losses were very narrow defeats of less than 5.

Those scores are just damning by Namibia. In a certain game, they conceded 112, are they really serious?


Neptune to be honest i don't know where you are getting such information from. During the vodacom cup we lost 6 games and won 1 including one heavy defeat to cheetahs (75-10), lost 51-7 to SWD with a strong squad. Namibia have been playing currie with only local based players and are going to Uruguay with 16 foreign based players. Namibia are still heavy favourites to win the 2019 qualifier next year as we have to beat them in their fortress Windhoek.


Sorry, my bad. Yeah, we had some 2 bad games, but we lost 24 -19 to Border Bulldogs and lost by a point to a certain team, but at least we never conceded past 80 :D , I believe we can still make it to Japan.


In 2014 Vodacom Cup - Kenya won 1, lost 6, conceded 285 points overall (average 40.7 per game)
In 2015 Vodacom Cup - Namibia won 1, lost 6, conceded 285 points overall (average 40.7 per game)

So, practically the same record - but Namibia used their development squad, while Kenya used their national team.

You can't compare A team with development team. Kenya "didn't concede more than 80" because they played with their full national team, while Namibia is using their B team.
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sun, 21 May 2017, 16:15

https://twitter.com/RugbyAfrique is providing score updates for Mali v Burkina Faso

Game just started and Burkina lead 3 - 0.

Halftime: Mali 5 - 6 Burkina Faso

Final score: Mali 8 - 14 Burkina Faso

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Loohr » Mon, 22 May 2017, 12:10

Ghana is now full member of World Rugby.

https://twitter.com/brettgosper/status/ ... 4853572608

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Mon, 22 May 2017, 13:17

Good news! And Ghana could be promoted to next year Africa Cup Bronze, where they would conquer or lose their first ranking points

The standing in the Africa Cup Regional (matches still to play)
Ghana 9 (0)
Burkina Faso 6 (0)
Benin 4 (0)
Niger 2 (1)
Togo 1 (0)
Mali 1 (1)
Lesotho 0, Swaziland 0, Malawi 0, Burundi 0, Congo 0, Gabon 0 (2)

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Wed, 24 May 2017, 17:45

Halftime: Niger 0 - 12 Mali

Latest: 5 - 15 ( no updates for 40 mins so I suppose we are to assume no further scoring...?)

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby mcruic » Wed, 24 May 2017, 18:19

Ser Podrick of Payne wrote:Halftime: Niger 0 - 12 Mali

Latest: 5 - 15 ( no updates for 40 mins so I suppose we are to assume no further scoring...?)


The curse of the "no further updates" strikes again :D

Final score: Niger 5-18 Mali.
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Wed, 24 May 2017, 18:30

Burkina wins the group
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Wed, 24 May 2017, 22:14

Sorry for Niger, I cheered for them

I think we may have three different rankings

Africa Cup pool West II: Burkina Faso 6 pts, Mali 5, Niger 2

Africa Cup regional: Ghana 9 (+51), Burkina Faso 6 (+6), Mali 5 (+7), Benin 4 (-39), Niger 2 (-13), Togo 1 (-12); Congo, Gabon, Burundi, Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho 0
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Rugb ... _Challenge

Guinea Gulf Six Nations*: Ghana 9, Burkina Faso 6, Mali 5, Benin 4, Niger 2, Togo 1

* this was a traditional and by me beloved annual tournament, but this year unfortunately they split it in two pools. An hypothetic merged standing would see Ghana as winner, and it would have been the first triumph by Ghana in the history of this tournament
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