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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Wed, 14 Aug 2019, 12:29

Neptune wrote:
Canalina wrote:Do you know if Uganda v Zambia will be live and free somewhere?


It should be on the Kwese website


Kwese Sports? They're still involved with rugby then? That's good news. I've been directed to Kratos Sports, but this requires registration. The host union's own Facebook site is often a good place to start. I watched the second Elgon Cup match on the Uganda page. I also watched one of Zambia's games on the Diggers club's Men at Work fb page. Another couple of helpful fb sites are Ghana rugby's From Eaglets to Eagles and Mozambique's Adedar Rugby. The latter 2 aren't going to be much help with Victoria Cup coverage, of course, but they're both informative and accessible. :thumbup:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Wed, 14 Aug 2019, 14:28

Some news from the magic world of African rugby

This saturday in Uganda the national team of Zambia will have to miss four players, due to personal commitments. Somehow it's nice to see that somewhere the game is still so amateurish to let the precedence to normal life duties
https://allafrica.com/stories/201908140460.html

The lifting of Cameroon's suspension concerns only the African confederation, it should be still active on regard of World Rugby. Anyway I suppose that a positive action by the local confederation may prelude to an analogue one by the world confederation.
https://allafrica.com/stories/201908080570.html

During the Ocean Island Games a member of the staff of Mayotte Rugby was expelled from the national delegation because he organized a meeting in his hotel room with a prostitute ("I wanted only to massage his feet", protested her). The journalist who revealed the episode (damn spy!) was expelled too...
https://fr.allafrica.com/stories/201908070254.html

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Fri, 16 Aug 2019, 12:40

Two Kenyan Rugby players convicted of gang raping a female musician last year have been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. This is actually the minimum sentence if found guilty of such a crime. The sentence was set to be handed down last Friday but the court pushed it to today. Olaba and Wanyama have both represented Kenya at 7s.

Rugby players Alex Olaba and Frank Wanyama have each been sentenced to 15 years in jail after guilty verdict in gang-rape case.

The two were sentenced on Friday when they were presented before Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku.

The sentencing of Olaba and Wanyama was last Friday postponed after the two presented their case for noncustodial sentence.

They were found guilty of gang rape on August 8 having been charged with the offence in April last year after they reportedly raped a female musician at one of one of their residences at Seefar Apartments in Nairobi’s Highrise.

Magistrate Mutuku was urged to consider the two were only aged 23 and 22 years while the complainant is 24.

“As young as they are come from humble backgrounds and it is through their career that they have been able to support their kin,” their lawyer argued adding: “they had not planned to meet the victim on the material day.”


https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2019/0 ... gang-rape/

Update:

From the Jaguares fb page:

They won it all! #JaguaresXV closed their regular season with a 42-10 win over Leopards and is now focused on the semifinals of the Currie Cup First Division. The tries were made by Tomás Cubilla (3), Juan Pablo Castro and Bautista Ezcurra and Martín Elías finished the match with 12 points. We've got to keep going this way!

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 14:12

Uganda 28 Zambia 15 at half time. Updates to come...

Zambia made a great start with the first try of the game, but the Cranes have hit back through Kimona, Odugu & Elphaz, with Wokorach adding the rest of the points from the boot.

Wokorach across himself early in the 2nd half. Uganda fully in control now. 33-15 (and Zambia miss a penalty)

Period of sustained pressure brings a try to Zambia. 33-22. It ain't over yet.

Ayera seals it with a late try for Uganda 38-22 - FT

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9RgNGmmc58

Full report: http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/woko ... own-zambia

Update 19/8/19:

After a two-week rest, Kenya 15s side the Simbas will be back in action on Saturday 24 August for the Victoria Cup clash against Zambia.
According to the Kenya Rugby Union, the clash is slated for the RFUEA Grounds and it set to kick off at 2 PM East African Time.


https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/08/19/ ... 8qx6IC-sjg

Prinsloo 7s results from Kenya

9:00 Northern Suburbs -12-22Mwamba
9:20 KCB 24-7 Mombasa
9:40 MMUST 10-24 Kabras
10:00 Menengai Oilers 24-0 Egerton Wasps
10:20 Nondies 29-12 Western Bulls
10:40 Impala 14-20 Strathmore Loes
11:00 Homeboyz 48-0 Blak Blad
11:20 Nakuru 27-5 Kenya Harlequins


https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/08/17/ ... LozMhK2kGA

Update:

Cup quarters

Mwamba 19-12 Kabras
Nakuru 14-7 Impala
Oilers14-12 KCB
Strathmore Homeboyz
https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/08/18/ ... NxFmuDUtvI

Update (18/8/19):

Mwamba win Prinsloo 7s after sudden death try


Finals

Mwamba 7-7 Homeboyz

Bronze

Oilers 5-26 Nakuru

Fifth-place play-offs

Kabras 10-17 KCB

Challenge Trophy

Kenya Harlequins 15-24 Nondies

13th place-off

Western Bulls 21-0 Blad

Main Cup semis

Mwamba 12-8 Nakuru

Oilers 0-25 Homeboyz

Fifth place semis

Kabras 31-12 Impala

KCB 29-5 Strathmore

Challenge Trophy Semis

Northern Suburbs 12-35 Kenya Harlequins

MMUST 10-12Nondies

13th place semis

Egerton Wasps 7-22 Western Bulls

Mombasa 7-22 Blak Blad

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/08/18/ ... death-try/
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 20:05

Interesting interview with new Rugby Afrique president Khaled Babbou in J'burg's New Frame this week:

Africa makes up a significant portion of rugby's global growth spurt, although lucrative ventures like World Cups (outside of South Africa) may still elude the continent for a while. Asia's fan base of 112 million currently eclipses Africa's of 32.7 million. However, there is potential for Africa to grow the game in its 38 member countries, which could lead to staggering numbers.

Many countries in Africa have only recently adopted rugby, while for others rugby is as old as colonialism - literally. Rugby has been played in Namibia since 1916, when it was first introduced by soldiers from South Africa who had invaded the then German-run colony.

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have a shared history of rugby in the Great Lakes Region dating back to the 1950s and colonial rule. The first official match between Uganda and Kenya took place in 1958. The three countries have relied on each other to play international matches, develop club leagues and share resources. Uganda is said to have a rugby-playing population of 22 000.

Zimbabwe's rugby history dates back almost as far as South Africa's. Then Rhodesia, it enjoyed an era of competitive international rugby in the mid-1970s. The sport has largely followed the fortunes of Zimbabwe's economy in recent decades, though it remains more competitive in the sevens format.

"My priority is that all young Africans and young women touch a rugby ball. Most importantly, it is not the elite, although it remains important and must exist. But young Africans are the priority. In 10 years we must have youth teams that are able to compete globally," Rugby Africa president Khaled Babbou said in a recent interview. "I would rather have young people able, in 10 years, to compete with nations like Germany, Romania, Canada or Hong Kong, and who can then join the world elite among seniors.

"At that moment, World Rugby will look at our continent and say we must put more resources in Africa or give more places to African teams in the final phase of the World Cup," he continued.

The competitiveness of the Springboks in the south of Africa has flattered the state of rugby on the continent.

South Africa and Namibia will be the only African representatives in Japan 2019. Europe is represented by eight countries, along with two from South America and three from the Pacific Islands. Australia and New Zealand make up the rest. Babbou's plan is to correct this imbalance, but he acknowledges it can't happen in an instant or without a long-term strategy.

"I will not fight for the senior Rugby World Cup. But I will fight for the Under-20s. A team competing in the World Cup, like the 2019 edition in Japan, needs a lot of money for the tournament. I estimate this need at €3 million or €4 million [about R50 million to R70 million]. However, no federation in Africa has these means. I therefore prefer to invest money in the federations at the Under-20 level. In this category, we will be able to obtain results, whether with Algeria, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tunisia and Morocco," Babbou said.

Babbou fell in love with rugby when he was eight years old, while attending a French school in Mutuelleville in Tunis. As a law student in France, he continued to play the game for the University of Aix-Marseille III and supported Toulon in the French league.

He speaks with a passion about the game, and a desire to be at the coalface of its revolution. But progress needs funding, which is scarce among rugby federations in Africa.

Rugby Africa had to cancel its Africa Gold, Silver and Bronze Cups because it couldn't secure a sponsor. In its place is the Rugby Africa Cup, which acts as a World Cup qualifier.

Busy times for African rugby

South Africa plays Spain in Port Elizabeth on 21 September, before facing Scotland in two Tests in Cape Town on 30 September and 5 October.

The Rugby Sevens Olympic qualifiers takes place in October in Tunisia for women and in November in South Africa for men.

In November, 16 men's teams will compete for the new Rugby Africa Cup and qualification for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. African rugby has never been busier or more motivated to make its presence felt on the world stage.

Madagascar, with a population of 26 million, has more rugby clubs per capita than any other African country. It has more than 520 registered clubs, with 160 in the country's capital of Antananarivo. Senegal and Nigeria have seen increases in player registration of 292% and 282% respectively between 2012 and 2017.

Uganda's 26-year-old flyhalf, Ivan Magomu, has caught the eye of the East African media. They describe his "dazzling runs" and devastating line breaks as a thing of beauty. In 2017, he broke a deadlock in a 33-33 duel with Kenya with one such memorable run.

Magomu's close friend and compatriot Philip Wokorach is another exciting prospect at fullback for Uganda. The pair represent the best their country has on show right now, as it tries to move out of the shadow of Kenya in the region.

Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria up north have an erratic relationship with rugby, which was introduced to the country by the French. Long gaps between internationals and low-scoring matches meant the game never captured the imagination in the region relative to the rest of the continent.

In the west of Africa, Ghana and Nigeria have shown some positive signs lately. Ghana Rugby announced a series of international men's 15s and women's Sevens matches in preparation for Olympic qualifiers later this year. On 1 August, Ivory Coast beat Nigeria by one point in Elmina, Ghana, to claim the 2019 West African Rugby Series title.

Ghana Rugby president Herbert Mensah said recently, "Rugby is about building character based on its values of integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect, and this vision is embraced globally by 9.1 million players and 338 million fans affiliated via 124 national member unions in six regions. This makes rugby the second-biggest team sport in the world, with rugby in Africa experiencing unprecedented growth."


https://www.newframe.com/rugby-on-the-up-in-africa/

Update 21 August:

Uganda's Pirates join next round of Kenya's national 7s circuit: http://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/08/21/c ... or-3t7sc7w
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby jameszw » Tue, 20 Aug 2019, 23:48

Score predictions for zim vs Uganda this weekend ?

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Neptune » Wed, 21 Aug 2019, 01:50

jameszw wrote:Score predictions for zim vs Uganda this weekend ?


It's gonna be a tight one, but I see Zim coming out on top.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Thu, 22 Aug 2019, 21:51

Victoria Cup 2019 recap:

22/06 Kenya 13-16 Uganda (1BP for Kenya)
13/07 Uganda 5-16 Kenya
13/07 Zimbabwe 39-10 Zambia (1BP for Zimbabwe)
27/07 Uganda 26-31 Zimbabwe (1BP for Uganda, 1BP for Zimbabwe)
27/07 Zambia 23-43 Kenya (1BP for Kenya)
03/08 Zimbabwe 30-29 Kenya (2BP for Kenya)
10/08 Uganda 38-22 Zambia (1 BP for Uganda)

24/08 Kenya - Zambia
24/08 Zimbabwe - Uganda

31/08 Zambia - Uganda
14/09 Zambia - Zimbabwe
21/09 Kenya - Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe P3 W3 L0 PD+35 | 2BP | 14 Pts
Kenya P4 W2 L2 PD+27 | 4BP | 12 Pts
Uganda P4 W2 L2 PD+3 | 2BP | 10 Pts
Zambia P3 W0 L3 PD-65 | 0BP | 0 Pts

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 15:38

Kenya Simbas squad facing Zambia this weekend will see five debutants earn their first cap, four of these being in the starting lineup while the fourth one starts off the bench on Saturday. Francis Mwita, Brian Amaitsa, Samuel Asati, Eliud Mulakoli and Ian Njenga are looking forward to their first cap for the National senior fifteens team.


Full squad details at https://www.africanews.com/2019/08/22/r ... th-august/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 21:06

Zimbabwe Sables will have the opportunity to all but wrap up the Victoria Cup when they host Uganda’s Cranes in their return leg of the Victoria Cup in Harare tomorrow. The Sables are unbeaten after victories against all three opponents, defending champions Kenya, Uganda (away) and newcomers Zambia. Victory here would leave them requiring only a win in their penultimate match over the struggling Zambians on September 14 to clinch the title, as their closest rival Kenya has already dropped two games (at home to Uganda and away to Zimbabwe). The Sables have injury concerns, however, with former skipper Brendon Mandivenga ruled out for the rest of the competition. Explosive centre Takudzwa Chieza has not recovered from a hamstring strain and will be unavailable for the Cranes match, while flanker Blithe Mavesera is in doubt for the match because of a groin sprain. Matthew Mc Nab and Camron Harris are also out injured. Saope Soko has been called in from the London Irish feeder team. Cranes squad: https://sportwaynewsnet.wordpress.com/2 ... wRgUKVBvXQ

Meanwhile, Namibia have named a 38-man squad for training in Durban this week, ahead of next Saturday's World Cup warm-up with the Kings in Windhoek - the first of two fixtures Welwitschias will play against the Eastern Cape franchise - the second being in Walvis Bay a week later. (The Kings will also be playing Georgia in Tbilisi next Tuesday):

Props: Andre Rademeyer, Nelius Theron, Casper Viviers, Desiderius Sethie, AJ de Klerk and Aranos Coetzee.


Hookers: Obert Nortje, Louis van der Westhuizen and Torsten van Jaarsveld.

Locks: Tjiuee Uanivi, Ruan Ludick and Johan Retief.

Loose forwards: Thomasau Forbes, Max Katjijeko, Renaldo Bothma, Prince Gaoseb, Wian Conradie, PJ van Lill, Adriaan Booysen, Janco Venter and Rohan Kitshoff.

Scrum halves: Eugene Jantjies, Damian Stevens, JC Winkler.

Fly halves: Cliven Loubser, PW Steenkamp and Helarius Kisting.

Centres: Darryl de la Harpe, Justin Newman and Johan Deysel.

Wings: Johan Tromp, Lesley Klim, JC Greyling, Oderich Mouton, Dumarcho Hartung and PJ Walters.

Fullbacks: Chrysander Botha and Chad Plato.

The Kaizen group is as follows:

Props: Simon Kanime, Jason Benade, Neil van Vuuren and Graham April.

Lock forwards: Mahepisa Tjeriko and Adriaan Ludick.

Loose forward: Thomas Kali.

Wings: Gino Wilson, Russel van Wyk, Mahco Prinsloo and Janry du Toit.

https://www.namibian.com.na/82255/read/ ... inal-stage

& Jaguares development XV for tomorrow's Currie Cup semi with Valke (formerly known as Falcons, from Kempton Park just out of J'burg). The match will take place at the Jags' adopted home-ground in Potchefstroom. Northern Free State's Griffons will host Eastern Province's Elephants in the other semi.

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Christie 7s pools (Kenyan circuit):

Pool A: Mwamba, Strathmore Leos,Nondies
Pool B: Homeboyz, Impala, Quins, Pirates Uganda
Pool C: Nakuru ,Kabras, MMUST, Blue Bulls and TUKS
Pool D: Oilers, KCB, Suburbs, Daystar University.

http://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/08/21/c ... or-3t7sc7w

update: 24 Augut: Zimbabwe 12 Uganda 6

15-12 HT. (Kenya beating Zambia 26-13).

Zimbabwe leading 22-19 midway 2nd half. (Kenya beat Zambia 31-16)

Zimbabwe look to have sealed it, driving across for a try about 10 mines from time. 29-19

Zimbabwe keeps letting Uganda back into the game. Soft try makes it 29-26 with about 5 to go.

FT 32-26. Zimbabwe with one hand on the Cup.

Live here:

https://www.facebook.com/sandsportlive/ ... 243939405/


Update: Jaguares development XV has been Valke 37-27 in their Currie Cup 1st division semi-final in Potchefstroom.

Tries were from Lucio Sordoni, Leonel Oviedo, Nicolás Solveyra and Domingo Miotti - who had a total of 22 points.
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 21:08

BTW, it really looks ike Jaguares XV are not allowed for promotion...
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 24 Aug 2019, 12:07

It's possible that Zimbabwe v Uganda will be streamed live by Sandsport Live although there's no sign of it at the moment. https://www.facebook.com/sandsportlive/

Update at 15:30 CEST: OK that's confirmed with live stream now at that link, game starting very soon.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 24 Aug 2019, 13:52

Zambia putting up a decent fight of it so far, latest score from twitter is Kenya 15 - 13 Zambia

edit Penalty Kenya 18 - 13

https://twitter.com/officialkru?lang=en

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Sat, 24 Aug 2019, 14:00

FT - Sharks Invitational XV 00 vs 43 Namibia
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 24 Aug 2019, 14:20

Halftime Zimbabwe 15 - 12

Zim keep giving away kickable penalties in range, and the Uganda #15 has a very decent range. Game a little scrappy with not much continuity although Zim have scored 2 tries to none.

Kenya now 26 - 13 ahead in the 2nd half.

Zimbabwe score a pearler of a try under the posts to start the second half. 22 - 12

Latest: Zimbabwe 22 - 19 Uganda, Kenya 31 - 13 Zambia

A final score: Kenya 31 - 16 Zambia.

Try awarded to Zimbabwe which causes a big protest from the Ugandans, don't know if they thought the ball was held up? Anyway with conversion almost in front of the posts it's 29 - 19.
And Uganda strike back with a well worked try after a needless error in defence. 29 - 26

Well, credit to Uganda for pushing the game right to the wire but the game ended with a Zimbabwe penalty for the final score of 32 - 26. A lot of unforced handling errors despite fine and dry conditions.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sat, 24 Aug 2019, 21:24

Zimbabwe have one hand on the Victoria Cup after their fourth straight win in the tournament, 32-26 over Uganda in Harare. The Cranes' backline looked the more dangerous and broke away for a few tries, but the home-side had the better of the forward exchanges. A series of penalties late in the game did not help the visitors' cause and several of the players left the field without shaking their opponents' hands afterward. But it was their poor handling which ultimately cost them. Sables had won the away leg by a remarkably similar score, 31-26, and will now only need to account for winless debutants Zambia in their penultimate game on September 14 to clinch the title, as their closest rival Kenya has already dropped two games. The Simbas defeated Zambia 31-16 in Nairobi, meanwhile; the visitors finishing the match with 14 men after centre Edward Mumba was sent off for a high tackle.

Meanwhile, the Jaguares development XV defeated Gauteng's Valke 37-27 in the Currie Cup first division semis in Potchefstroom. They will face North Free State's Griffons in the final, but are not eligible for promotion. Elsewhere, Namibia defeated a Sharks invitational XV 43-0 in Durban in preparation for next week's World Cup warm-ups with the Kings in Windhoek and Walvis Bay.

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Host nation says Egypt and Guinea are making their debuts. Presumably, they mean at the tournament, rather than ever . . .
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Sun, 25 Aug 2019, 01:18

22/06 Kenya 13-16 Uganda (1BP for Kenya)
13/07 Uganda 5-16 Kenya
13/07 Zimbabwe 39-10 Zambia (1BP for Zimbabwe)
27/07 Uganda 26-31 Zimbabwe (1BP for Uganda, 1BP for Zimbabwe)
27/07 Zambia 23-43 Kenya (1BP for Kenya)
03/08 Zimbabwe 30-29 Kenya (2BP for Kenya)
10/08 Uganda 38-22 Zambia (1 BP for Uganda)
24/08 Kenya 31-16 Zambia (1BP for Kenya)
24/08 Zimbabwe 32-26 Uganda (1BP for Zimbabwe, 1BP for Uganda)

31/08 Zambia - Uganda
14/09 Zambia - Zimbabwe
21/09 Kenya - Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe P4 W4 L0 PD+41 | 3BP | 19 Pts
Kenya P5 W3 L2 PD+42 | 5BP | 17 Pts
Uganda P5 W2 L3 PD-3 | 3BP | 11 Pts
Zambia P4 W0 L4 PD-80 | 0BP | 0 Pts

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 10:11

Here's a wrap of the weekend's international competition from around the globe: https://www.theroar.com.au/2019/08/26/g ... -paraguay/

Meanwhile, a couple of week's ago I posted a story on this thread from the Eaglets to Eagles fb page about Ishmael Perkins Bansé, a Ghanaian teenager playing in New Zealand. Here's another story, from Zimbabwe's Standard, about Brandon Mudzekenyedzi, the 22-year-old utility back, playing with Waikato in New Zealand:

IT’S been almost a decade since former Zimbabwe international wing Karl Mudzamba carved a successful professional rugby career in New Zealand, one that could have seen him at the very top end of the sport had it not been for a luckless run with injuries.

Blessed with electrifying pace and an eye for the try line, the “Zimbabwe Express”, as he was affectionately known in New Zealand rugby circles, represented Hawkes Bay in the National Provincial Championship (NPC) (now Mitre 10 Cup), where he shared the same dressing room with well-known teammates like former All Blacks Corry Jane, Israel Dagg and Zac Guildford.

Now almost 10 years since Mudzamba made a name for himself in New Zealand, there’s another young, emerging Zimbabwean rugby prodigy who could be soon hogging the limelight in the land of the long white cloud.

That man is Brandon Mudzekenyedzi, the 22-year-old utility back who early this month made his debut for Waikato Rugby Union at centre in the Mitre 10 Cup, which is the second highest professional level of rugby union in New Zealand.


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https://www.thestandard.co.zw/2019/08/2 ... and-rugby/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 12:30

Edgar wrote:
Host nation says Egypt and Guinea are making their debuts. Presumably, they mean at the tournament, rather than ever . . .


Well, Egypt is not in the current Rugby Africa's members list: http://www.rugbyafrique.com/unions/

This means they are back as members?

And is Cameroon still suspended? Because they are listed as Rugby Africa's members: http://www.rugbyafrique.com/unions/
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 18:11

New South Sudan Rugby Federation: https://www.facebook.com/SSRFU/
More on South Sudanese rugby http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-0 ... 978808.htm

And it looks like things are moving on in Tanzania https://www.facebook.com/TanzaniaRugbyDevelopment/
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 21:28

Egypt has definitely played at XVs, beating Mauritania 10-5 and getting thrashed 0-50 by Algeria in a CAR Development tournament in Cairo in 2010. There are apparently a dozen rugby clubs in the nation of just under 100 million. As for 7s, they went unbeaten at last year's Arab 7s, which they hosted at Maadi, thrashing Sudan 72-0, Jordan, 24-5, UAE 36-7, Iraq 36-0 and Libya 35-15, before thumping UAE again, 22-0, in the final. Egypt previously appeared in this tournament (which is for North and West Africa, not just West Africa), in Togo 7 years ago - finishing 6th out of 8 teams while managing a win against Benin and draws against Burkina Faso and Togo's B team. In 2016, they hosted the 4-team Arab Championship, losing the final against Morocco and beating UAE and Saudi Arabia. In 2017, the Arab 7s was in Jordan, and Egypt again finished 2nd of 8 teams, losing to Morocco B in the final. Egypt posted wins against Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.

Guinea are also on the record as having played at XVs, losing 0-8 to Sierra Leonne in Conakry two years ago. Guinea avenged their defeat by winning 27-6 away to Sierra Leone later in 2017. Guinea has around 12 million inhabitants, and apparently there is no organized club rugby. They made an appearance at last year's regional 7s in the Ivory Coast, losing 0-26 to the hosts, 5-40 to Burkina Faso and 5-15 to Mali, before dipping out to Benin with a 24-0 loss in the Plate semis.

More on that:

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UPDATE AUGUST 30:

Argentina’s Jaguares were crowned Currie Cup First Division champions after beating the Down Touch Griffons 27-13 (halftime 17-6) in the final at the Fanie du Toit Sports Ground in Potchefstroom on Friday evening.
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 07:48

The Mozambique squad for the Regional 7s in Lesotho

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 09:54

Just one result from Lesotho so far, possibly Mozambique's international debut in an official tournament: Lesotho 21 - 5 Mozambique

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