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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 17:24

Kenya 7s qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after beating Uganda 31-0 in the Africa 7s final on Saturday Nov 9, 2019 in South Africa. http://ragahouse.com/news/item/kenya-7s ... ofZrpm72rU

Finals
36 Cup Final Kenya 31 - 0 Uganda
Semis
26 SF Trophy Ivory Coast 15 – 19 Ghana
27 SF Trophy Morocco 28 – 21 Tunisia
28 13/14 th Place Botswana 0 – 31 Mauritius
29 CUP semi Zimbabwe 12 – 21 Uganda
30 CUP Semi Kenya 40-14 Madagascar
https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/11/09/ ... -olympics/

Club rugby XVs

Kenya Cup
Kenya Harlequins 19 Western Bulls 21
Kabras Sugar 25 Resolution Impala Saracens 3
Mwamba 65 Kisumu 22
KCB 50 Top Fry Nakuru 13
Homeboyz 25 Menengai Oilers 20
Blakblad 23 Nondescripts 38
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However, I think this World Cup victory (for black South Africans and the black African rugby community overall) is somewhat more meaningful than the previous ones. What was once largely seen as a symbol of apartheid and white supremacy has become the opposite of it. Siya Kolisi represents what many South Africans have to got through each day, and to have a black man win in a white man's game is going to have a huge effect on SA rugby as a whole. I wouldn't be surprised if in 10 years the Springbok team is 60% black.


With you all the way, BG. This has been the first of South Africa's victories that all of its citizens can take on board as their own. & Africans are starting to bring those same dynamic qualities to the Boks as Polynesians have to the All Blacks - and there's 50 million of them in South Africa alone! I too hope SA are awarded the 2027 World Cup. Australia did a great job in 2003, but that was their second bite of the cherry and they can wait a little longer for their 3rd.

A national tour by Rugby World Cup winners the Springboks begins on Thursday and one of the first stops will be Soweto, a township near Johannesburg where they were once hated.

Three decades ago, as black nationalists fought apartheid regime brutality, South Africa's national rugby team was viewed as a symbol of Afrikaner aggression.

"Sowetans used to say the Springboks were the (governing) National Party at play," recalled Bongani Dlamini, a long-time Soweto resident and retired teacher, in an interview with AFP.

"For black people, the rugby team came to symbolise the arrogance of Afrikaner power. They despised the Springboks.

"Many Sowetans are proud wearers of Springbok (replica) shirts today -- 30 years ago anyone foolish enough to wear one would have put their life at risk.

"The Springboks owe a debt of gratitude to (deceased former state president) Nelson Mandela. He changed the way we viewed the team."


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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Return_of_BG_97 » Sun, 10 Nov 2019, 02:10

To be honest that is something that SA really need to take advantage of

They have a genetically great population pool to choose from. Obviously the Afrikaners are mixed Dutch/German ancestry and such genetics are great for rugby, but black Africans are well known for good genetics across for sport, and South Africa does quite well in athletics.

That probably helped them win the WC. Having those different skillsets probably caught a lot of teams off guard, England definitely got overwhelmed in the final.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Tue, 12 Nov 2019, 17:23

Update on the Polafricans:

RC Orkan Sochaczew which is the new home to Kenya Simbas duo Joshua Chisanga and Emmanuel Mavala suffered 27-10 defeat in the hands of Pogon Awenta Siedlce in a Polish Ekstraliga match staged on Sunday at Siedlce.

Mavala and Chisanga were making their second appearance for the side having joined it three weeks ago, with Chisanga being at the club for the second stint. They started the match at lock and eighth-man respectively.

In the clash, the hosts Pogon led 15-10 in the first 40 minutes while in the second half they added 12 points and tightened their defence to stop Orkan from scoring in the half.

Pogoń Points came from Anton Shasero’s try and conversion while Eduard Vertyletskyi, Przemysław Rajewski and Grzegorz SzczepańskiSili Patelesio crossed over for five points each.

Michał Kępa scored all the 10 points for Orkan. The defeat leaves Orkan at position seven with 13 points after seven matches. They have won three matches and lost four.

The team has two games on the schedule before the season ends. They have a clash against Skra Warszawa on Saturday 16 November.

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/11/11/ ... -to-pogon/


Ugandan club news:

Hima Cement Heathens and Betway Kobs will renew their eternal rivalry when they clash in the Uganda Cup final on Saturday, after dispatching Black Pirates and Plascon Mongers, respectively, in the semi-finals games played at the Kings’ Park on Saturday.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/Sports/Rugby/ ... index.html


Victory tour bypasses Kolisi's hometown:

Disgruntled fans from Port Elizabeth's northern areas are calling on the Springboks to make a return visit after they failed to pitch up during the Webb Ellis Cup tour on Sunday.

Residents did not get an opportunity to see their heroes up close during the tour.

The disgruntled group gathered outside the Eastern Province Rugby Union's offices on Monday morning, demanding answers about why the Springboks did not pass through their neighbourhood.

Some disappointed fans parked their cars as early as 07:00, before placing padlocks and chains on the gates in protest.

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News ... s-20191111

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Fri, 15 Nov 2019, 12:12

JOHAN Diergaardt has been appointed as caretaker coach of the Namibian rugby team until a permanent appointment is made.

namibian.com.na/85469/read/Diergaardt-appointed-caretaker-coach

The squad, which includes 10 players who represented Namibia at the World Cup, is as follows:

Forwards:

Andre Rademeyer, Desiderius Sethie, Gerhard Opperman, Simon Kanime, Bigman Kaura, Obert Nortje, Daniel van Vuuren, Gerhard Thirion, Shaun van Wyk, Graham April, Jason Benade, Adriaan Ludik, Denzil van Wyk, Ruan Ludik, Thomas Kali, Adriaan Venter, Max Katjijeko, Thomasau Forbes, Cameron Langenhoven, Dirk de Meyer, Gilad Plaatjies, Peter Diergaardt, Prince Gaoseb, Adriaan Booysen, Reinhard Carelse, Allie Emamdien.

Backs:

Chad Plato, Jamie Joseph, Dumarcho Hartung, Tuna Amutenya, Gino Wilson, Russel van Wyk, Oderich Mouton, PJ Walters, Camlo Martin, Chris Arries, Milan van Wyk, Henrique Olivier, Cliven Loubser, Gershwin Mouton, PW Steenkamp, Denzo Bruwer, Renier Benade, Hanreco van Zyl, Jay-C Olivier, JC Winckler.

https://www.namibian.com.na/85498/read/ ... -called-up


Earlier this year Rugby Africa announced the new Rugby Africa Cup (RAC). A format that is easier to follow for spectators and more inclusive for teams across the continent.

On November 23, 2019, the elimination stage kicks off the new season with two matches: Côte d’Ivoire vs Rwanda in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana vs Botswana in Elmina, Ghana. The following matches will be Senegal vs Mauritius in Dakar, Senegal on November 30, 2019 and Madagascar vs Nigeria in Antananarivo, Madagascar on December 1, 2019.

The matches will be broadcasted live and for free on Rugby Africa’s Facebook page @RugbyAfrique.

Between the elimination series, the group rounds and the final tournament, there will be a total of twenty matches spread over up to sixteen different host countries across Africa.

http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/rugb ... experience


Elimination stage: November/December 2019 – 4 single matches

23 November: Côte d’Ivoire vs Rwanda in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

23 November: Ghana vs Botswana in Elmina, Ghana

30 November: Senegal vs Mauritius in Dakar, Senegal

1 December: Madagascar vs Nigeria in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Group stage: From June 2020 onwards – 3 matches per group, 12 in total

Group A: Namibia, Zambia, Winner of the match Madagascar vs Nigeria

Group B: Kenya, Morocco, Winner of the match Côte d’Ivoire vs Rwanda

Group C: Uganda, Algeria, Winner of the match Senegal vs Mauritius

Group D: Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Winner of the match Ghana vs Botswana

Final stage: July to August 2020 – 4 matches

Semi-final 1: Group A Winner vs Group D Winner

Semi-final 2: Group B Winner vs Group C Winner

Play-off for 3rd place: Loser of semi-final 1 vs Loser of semi-final 2

Grand final: Winner of semi-final 1 vs Winner of semi-final 2

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/11/13/ ... ion-stage/


Livestream & other details: https://rugbyafrica.africa-newsroom.com ... XbS2MkEQ_I

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Tue, 19 Nov 2019, 08:32

Ghana vs Botswana

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 18, 2019 – The first Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) 2020 encounter kicks off on Saturday, 23 November at 11 am local time (13:00 CAT) at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana.This RAC 2020 kick-off is remarkable in two ways. It is the official start of a new competition format on the continent and Ghana is not historically a rugby nation. Yet, Ghana’s Rugby is developing strong. After having hosted the Bronze Cup and winning it last year, Ghana has hosted the Tri-nations Cup this year, and now sets the stage for the inaugural RAC 2020.

The match will be broadcasted live and for free on Rugby Africa’s Facebook page @RugbyAfrique.

For the official announcement of the RAC 2020 please follow the link below: http://bit.ly/2OkfWwc

Elimination stage:

23 November at 11:00 local time (13:00 CAT): Ghana vs Botswana, Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana

http://www.rugbyafrique.com/ghana-eagle ... zi2einKy5M


Ivory Coast vs Rwanda

The second Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) 2020 elimination stage match kick offs on Saturday, 23 November at 16 am local time (18:00 CAT) at the Bingerville Stadium in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Both teams are determined to continue to the group stage of the RAC 2020 where after they will stand a chance to compete in the final RAC 2020 tournament and be ranked among the top continental teams.

“The Rwanda Rugby National Team (Silverbacks) is hopeful to win as our players got enough time to prepare for the Ivory Coast. We started extensive training in September 2019 with the Head Coach Claude Aime Ezoua, and then received additional skills and experience from British (Scotland, England and Wales), French and South African coaches. The Silverbacks also played a friendly game with Inshuti Z’u Rwanda (Friends of Rwanda) on November 6, 2019, which helped in selecting the final list of 23 players.

The match will be broadcasted live and for free on Rugby Africa’s Facebook page @RugbyAfrique.

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/11/18/ ... ica-clash/


Kenya Club Champs

Leaders Kabras Sugar, champions Kenya Commercial Bank and Homeboyz stretched their 100 per cent run to four matches in the 2019/20 Kenya Cup season on a weekend that witnessed upsets.

Kabras dismantled Nondescripts 40-15 at Kakamega Showground while KCB crushed Menengai Oilers 43-13 at Nakuru ASK Showground. The two bonus point victories saw, easily the country's two top rugby clubs in recent years, tie on 20 points each in the 12-team league table.

https://www.nation.co.ke/sports/rugby/K ... index.html

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Wed, 20 Nov 2019, 11:33

“Battle of the Birds of Prey”

Ghana Rugby Men’s 15s Eagles will will be at Nduom sports Stadium – Elmina for the “Battle of the Birds of Prey” with Botswana Vultures for Africa Cup Elimination match on Saturday 23rd November, 2019 at 11am.

The Eagles have been their preparating for this Vital clash with the aim to proceed to the Pool Stage of the 2019 Rugby Africa Cup.

Alex Akoto and Ka-Cie Addison have already joined the Ghana Rugby Men’s 15s team in Cape Coast from UK and tonight Coach Collins Osborne will also join the team from UK.

Also Injured and recovered Michael Acquaye and Seldom Gavor will also fly from South Africa to join the team.

The Eagles are hoping to participate in next year Rugby Africa Cup but they need to eliminate Botswana Vultures in the African Cup Elimination match on Saturday at Nduom sports Stadium.

https://www.ghanacrusader.com/rugby-afr ... ion-match/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 13:08

The Rwanda squad for Côte d’Ivoire:
(Source https://www.newtimes.co.rw/sports/rwand ... ormer-team )

Full back: Ombeni Iradukunda

Scrumhalf: Moise Habumigisha

Fly half: Carlos Jean Pacifique Isimbi

Wingers: Donatien Ufitimfura and Pompidou Tuyishime

Centers: Pierre Niyoyita, Sharif Gasore, Jean de Dieu Hakizimana and Steven Kwizera

Forwards: Eric Habimana, Emmanuel Dushimimana, Janvier Bunani, Jean Leonard Twiziyimana, Martin Rukundakuvuga, Moise Ndimurwango, Donath Kanyamahanga, Patrick Ikorukwishaka, Seraphin Mwiseneza, Ismael Bikamba, Barnabe Ngizwenayo, Patrick Kazungu and Olivier Rugwiro.

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