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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Loohr » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 18:21

Nigeria team to play tomorrow versus Madagascar :

Forwards
1. Godwin Otoro -.Italy©
2. David Oyekanmi – Racing
3. Praise Asiedu – Australia
4. Sunday Bassey – Cowrie
5. Ricky Nwagbara – South Africa
6. Ibrahim Suraj – Barewa
7. Samuel Ekpo – Cowrie
8. Obi Wilson – Barewa
9. Alex Onome Richard -.Barewa
10. John Kurah – Racing
11. Olatunde Sulaiman – Cowrie
12. Jude Abrakson -.Barewa
13. Emmanuel Chukwudi – Abia Buffalo's

Backs
14. Azeez Ladipo – Cowrie (vC)
15. Nuhu Ibrahim – Barewa
16. Monday Omorogieva – Racing
17. Joshua Etim – Barewa
18. Jeremiah Peters – Kings College Old Boys
19. Daniel John – Cowrie
20. Isah Omale – Barewa
21. Ezekiel Tom – Gosar
22. Gabriel Etim- Barewa

https://www.africanews.com/2019/11/30/n ... ualifiers/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sun, 01 Dec 2019, 12:47

Time differences caught me out and I missed almost all the first half.

Halftime: Madagascar 13 - 0 Nigeria

1 try for Madagascar, a beauty with the ball going through several pairs of hands and offloads.

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Nigeria line-up on RugbyAfrique page differs a bit from the one listed above
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sun, 01 Dec 2019, 13:02

2nd Half opens with great running and passing again from the Makis with a try for #22 Hery. 20 - 0
And from the restart a super dummy opens the way ending for a run-in for the #5, great support from the 2nd row! 27 - 0
Makis having a stunning start to this half, more pacy running and passing nearly gives the 4th try, from the ensuing scrum 5 it's there this time. 32 - 0. 53 mins on the clock.
Unbelievable run from the hooker with a dummy as well! Amazing try for the #2. 39 - 0.
Loak away, look back and the Makis are in again. Nigeria have absolutely no idea how to stop this. 44 - 0 on 59 mins. 31 points in this quarter.

Stream's gone a bit jerky...two more tries 56 - 0 after 70'. Finally points on the board for Nigeria with a penalty. 56 - 3

Not surprisingly everyone was tiring in the last 10 mins but an intercept led to the final try for the Makis, and adding insult to injury it was converted by the lock forward #5 and captain.

FINAL SCORE 63 - 3

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sun, 01 Dec 2019, 13:52

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FT Madagascar 63 Nigeria 3.

Massive crowd! 45K plus, apparently!
Update 2/12: World Rugby report states 22K

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Madagascar now qualifies to join Pool A comprising of Namibia, Zambia and Madagascar in the 2020 Rugby Afrique competition.

Rugby Africa Cup 2020
Eliminatory Round : 23, 30 November & 1 December 2019
23 November : Côte d’Ivoire 60 - 3 Rwanda in Côte d’Ivoire
23 November : Ghana 36 - 25 Botswana in Ghana
30 November : Senegal 63 - 0 Mauritius in Senegal
1 December : Madagascar 63 - 3 Nigeria in Madagascar
Pool Round : 30 May, 6, 13, 20, 27 June, 4 July 2020
Group A: Namibia, Zambia, Madagascar
Group B: Kenya, Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire
Group C: Uganda, Algeria, Senegal v
Group D: Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Ghana
30 May 2020 :
• Group A : Namibia vs Zambia in Namibia
• Group B : Kenya vs Morocco in Kenya
6 June 2020 :
• Group C : Uganda vs Algeria in Uganda
• Group D : Tunisia vs Zimbabwe in Tunisia
13 June 2020 :
• Group A : Zambia vs Madagascar in Zambia
• Group B : Morocco vs Côte d’Ivoire in Morocco
20 June 2020 :
• Group C : Algeria vs Senegal in Algeria
• Group D : Zimbabwe vs Ghana in Zimbabwe
27 June 2020 :
• Group A : Madagascar vs Namibia in Madgascar
• Group B : Côte d’Ivoire vs Kenya in Côte d’Ivoire
4 July 2020 :
• Group C : Senegal vs Uganda in Senegal
• Group D : Ghana vs Tunisia in Ghana
Final Round : 29 July & 1 August 2020 in a single venue to be confirmed
29 July 2020 :
• Semi Finals 1 : Winner Group A vs Winner Group D
• Semi Finals 2 : Winner Group B vs Winner Group C
1 August :
• Ranking match
• Final

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby getienne » Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 11:40

Match-sheets on line : http://www.rugbyafrique.com/documentation/
Very good job from CAR

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 20:33

It's actually 5-a-side, played indoors. Argentina won an international tournament in London in October.

As part of its Mauritius 2024 Olympic program, Rugby Union Mauritius (Mauritius.Rugby) is developing different forms of rugby to reach a maximum of players on the island including RugbyX, new rugby version launched by World Rugby in 2019.

RugbyX is a fantastic development tool integrated since September by four federations currently (Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand) in various school programs, high performance and development.

Mauritius, being the 5th, follows the example of these federations by integrating RugbyX in its development program, particularly with its young people but also in the school environment for 2020.

On the weekend of November 23, the RugbyX has been tested on U16 generations of men and women from clubs and schools. It was more than 70 players who tried out this new practice at the SPARC High Performance Sports Complex in a happy atmosphere.

http://www.rugbyafrique.com/rugby-x-arr ... mauritius/


Good luck Shujaa!

Kenya 7s will launch their Dubai 7s campaign on Thursday 5 December with a match against South Africa at the Sevens Stadium.

Under a new Coach Paul Feeney, their target will be to start off strongly but they will be facing tough opposition as they have England -one their toughest opponents and Spain in Pool D.

Feeney selected a team of 13 players and Scrummage takes a look at players to watch in the first outing:

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/12/04/ ... -dubai-7s/


Good luck Chipu!

With Kenya Under 20 2020 season approaching, the team’s Technical Bench is set to conduct trials across the country to pick players who will join the training camp set to commence on 5 January 2020.

The Under 20 squad will be seeking to defend the Barthes Cup which they won this year and a win in the competition will see them represent Africa in the World Junior Trophy set for Spain in September 2020.

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/12/04/ ... -revealed/


Baby Boks v Baby Lelos . . .

SA U19 team to face Georgia in the second match tomorrow:

15 Muzi Manyike (Golden Lions), 14 Keenan Twigg (Leopards), 13 Diego Appollis (Blue Bulls), 12 Rynhardt Jonker (captain - Sharks), 11 Stravino Jacobs (Blue Bulls), 10 Ethan Wentzel (Valke), 9 Thomas Bursey (Western Province), 8 Werner Gouws (Blue Bulls), 7 Morne Brandon (Golden Lions), 6 Thabo Ndimande (Valke), 5 Dylan de Leeuw (Western Province), 4 Werner Coetzee (Sharks), 3 Siphekahle Dube (Sharks), 2 Jason Alexander (Western Province), 1 Thabiso Mdletshe (Sharks)

https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Springb ... h-20191204

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby thatrugbyguy » Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 23:32

2021 Lions Tour: https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/n ... r-schedule

Sat Jul 3 - Stormers
Wed Jul 7 - SA Invitational
Sat Jul 10 - Sharks
Wed Jul 14 - South Africa 'A'
Sat Jul 17 - Bulls
Sat Jul 24 - First Test
Sat Jul 31 - Second Test
Sat Aug 7 - Third Test

Would have been nice if that SA Invitational team were Namibia.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Thu, 05 Dec 2019, 08:58

thatrugbyguy wrote:
Would have been nice if that SA Invitational team were Namibia.


Agree absolutely. Or just included it as an extra fixture at the start of the tour. I've written at length on this before, including one-off tests against second tier and top third tier nations on major tours in order to help bridge the gap. There's not much point having a 20-team World Cup if half of those nations are ignored the rest of the time. & it wouldn't be any hassle at all to start a tour of SA with a fixture against Namibia - a regular RWC contender.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Fri, 06 Dec 2019, 15:13

Egypt is still not listed in Rugby Africa's members http://www.rugbyafrique.com/un

However, they appear in the animation RA did for its videos: https://twitter.com/RugbyAfrique/status ... 8221253632 (1:35)

Maybe they just forgot to anounce?

And I believe we missed the Arab 7s: https://www.facebook.com/RugbyMasr/
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby rugby-veterinarian » Fri, 06 Dec 2019, 15:37

Looking at the dates of the B&I Lions tour and no game for Namibia, could at least the Springboks at least play a warm up test against them say in Bloemfontein? Also I agree that ignoring the smaller nations in between the RWC is nonsense, I always thought it would be a good idea for the South Africa A or a XV team to play against Namibia on a regular basis. Heck even against Zimbabwe and Kenya.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Fri, 06 Dec 2019, 18:40

Arab 7s was played indeed in Jordania on Nov 9th.

Final standings:

1- Jordanie
2- Égypte
3- Émirats Arabes Unis
4- Algérie
5- Palestine
6- Soudan
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sat, 07 Dec 2019, 20:48

victorsra wrote:Arab 7s was played indeed in Jordania on Nov 9th.

Final standings:

1- Jordanie
2- Égypte
3- Émirats Arabes Unis
4- Algérie
5- Palestine
6- Soudan


Jordan (actually in Asia) is not especially renowned for its promotional work when it comes to rugby events. Unsurprising in this case as the two strongest Arabic-speaking nations, Morocco & Tunisia, were not involved, as they were competing in the Olympic qualifiers in SA that same weekend, while Algeria must have selected their squad from the local stocks, judging by those standings. Rugby remains in the embryonic stage in Egypt, Palestine and Sudan. This might have been an international debut for the latter, in fact. Good to see Palestine involved anyway. Real heroes!

Roon ba lists the results: http://www.theroonba.com/rugbysevens/men/2019.html

09.11 Amman Jordan 57-5 Sudan Arab Sevens Group Stage
09.11 Amman (Jordan) United Arab Emirates 38-0 Palestine Arab Sevens Group Stage
09.11 Amman (Jordan) Egypt 12-0 Algeria Arab Sevens Group Stage
09.11 Amman Jordan 21-0 United Arab Emirates Arab Sevens Group Stage
09.11 Amman (Jordan) Algeria 12-0 Palestine Arab Sevens Group Stage
09.11 Amman (Jordan) Egypt 43-0 Sudan Arab Sevens Group Stage
09.11 Amman (Jordan) Palestine 24-0 Sudan Arab Sevens 5th Place Match
09.11 Amman (Jordan) United Arab Emirates 5-0 Algeria Arab Sevens 3rd Place Match
09.11 Amman Jordan 19-14 Egypt
After extra time Arab Sevens Final


Algerian & Palestinian players together:

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Meanwhile, Blitzbokke weren't the only South African winners in Dubai this weekend. The SA Academy side claimed the men's invitational title. Zimbabwe's Old Georgians avoided last place with a 29-22 win over the Russian Development 7 in the playoff for 15th. https://dubairugby7s.com/schedule-resul ... n/schedule

& looks like Congo will be sending a squad to train in France this month. Last year both they and Burkina Faso took part in the French youth champs, if memory serves correct:

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Finally some XVs, latest Kenya Cup results:

Resolution Impala vs Kenya Harlequins 27-19
Kabras Sugar vs Western Bulls 47-0
Stanbic Mwamba vs KCB 15-29
Nondescripts vs Top Fry Nakuru 31-22
Blakblad vs Menengai Oilers 15-25
Kisumu vs Homeboyz 3-53
http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/matc ... ft-results

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sun, 08 Dec 2019, 20:28

Edgar wrote:
Meanwhile, this looks interesting - Clash of the Congos:

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Brazzavillois of the Republic of Congo defeated Pantheres of the Democratic Republic of Congo 14-7 today. [i]Belle victoire du stade Brazzavillois rugby club face aux Panthères de la RDC avec un score de 14-7 à Kinshasa.[/i]

NB: Not sure if the game was postponed from yesterday, but photos of a heavy downpour in Kinshasa yesterday appeared on the local club's fb page.

Update: Lions of Bobo defeated PARC 19-14 in the Burkina Faso final.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby RugInt » Tue, 10 Dec 2019, 09:22

Cameroon rugby resurfaces on continental level

The Lions played their first friendly match against the Congolese Red Devils in Brazzaville after their suspension

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, December 10, 2019/ -- Under the leadership of Marc Essono, President of the Cameroon Rugby Federation, Cameroon returns to the African rugby stage. The federation’s suspension has been lifted by Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com) since four months and the team is eager to return with a roar.

On November 29 the new team kit and equipment has been unveiled and the team is ready for the new rugby season. The rugby XV’s team travelled on November 29 to Brazzaville, Congo, for a friendly match in the Massamba stadium against Congo. The match ended with a final score of 00-00. This was the team’s first official travel outside Cameroun in 7 years.

Khaled Babbou, President of Rugby Africa, welcomes the efforts of the Cameroon rugby federation: “We are pleased that Cameroon was reintegrated in July into the continental Rugby Africa family and welcome them to the development programme. The country has a great potential. It is an important and growing rugby community and with the right organization it will prosper in the coming years. Congratulations to the President and his team for paving the next steps for Cameroon’s rugby future. I hope we will soon also see matches against the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Gabon as we count equally on the development of the Gabonese rugby federation despite the current delicate situation. This would be a great opportunity for Gabonese rugby to expand further. I specifically wish to thank the referees who came from the DRC upon my request to referee the match."

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Rugby Africa.

Are we looking at a test friendly?
29/11/2019. Congo Brazzaville 0, Cameroun 0 in Brazzaville. Giles, did you find a team sheet?

When was there a 0-0 draw in a test match? I'd say about 1962. :roll:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Tue, 10 Dec 2019, 21:12

RugInt wrote:29/11/2019. Congo Brazzaville 0, Cameroun 0 in Brazzaville. Giles, did you find a team sheet?

When was there a 0-0 draw in a test match? I'd say about 1962. :roll:

EspnScrum says Togo v Nigeria in 2004
The previous one: Italy v Portugal in 1972

Red Devils is the nickname of the Congo Brazza national team, so if it was 80' long it could be considered a test match

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby getienne » Wed, 11 Dec 2019, 11:36

Sorry, Gary, no match-sheet. The only information about this match I have found is the article you posted, picked up by numerous newspapers and sites

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Wed, 11 Dec 2019, 13:46

Hard or impossible to find news about on newspapers but searching a bit on facebook you may find at least photos of the match and the confirmation that the final score was indeed 0-0

For example in this page https://www.facebook.com/marc.essono

found via this interesting Africa Rugby group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1469989703091023/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Sat, 14 Dec 2019, 21:24

This guy looks to be changing rugby in Ghana http://www.rugbyafrique.com/herbert-men ... directors/

And apart from not being included in the Rugby Africa's website it looks like Egypt is somehow back as a member. But still unclear http://www.rugbyafrique.com/rugby-afric ... derations/
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Sat, 14 Dec 2019, 22:18

Attempt to develop rugby in Guiné Bissau/ https://www.facebook.com/17672748166692 ... =1&theater
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Mon, 16 Dec 2019, 20:13

Kenya club results:

KCB 8-8 Kabras

Homeboyz 50-3 Blak Blad

Kenya Harlequins 7-7 Mwamba

Western Bulls 16-12 Kisumu

Nakuru 16-14 Impala

Menengai Oilers 45-17 Nondies


http://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/11/30/e ... whip-blad/

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Ugandan club news:

Champions Hima Heathens’ 59-3 win against Impis at the grave yard propelled them to the top of the Nile Special Stout Rugby Premiership on Saturday with 13 points, to remain the only unbeaten side along with 9 Barrels Warriors who beat Rhinos 10-8 to stay put in second place.


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

Looks like some kind of West African clubs 7s championship upcoming in Burkina Faso, but news from these 3rd tier Francophone nations is never too clear :?
Yes, that's exactly what it is. They replied to my inquiry :D

Samedi 21 décembre 2019
Les clubs champions attendus sont :
-Sans Fou le score ( Sénégal )
- Les Aigles de Cotonou ( Bénin)
-Les Toros de Niamey (Niger)
- Bright stars ovalie de Lomé (Togo)
- As Réal rugby club (Mali)
- Les Lions de Bobo ( Burkina Faso. )
détenteur du titre TIREC3.
OUAGA La capitale du Seven Africain.


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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sat, 21 Dec 2019, 16:32

Kenya Cup

Kabras Sugar 47 * Menengai Oilers 12

Stanbic Mwamba 18 Homeboyz 17*

Resolution Impala 33 * Western Bulls 13

Nondescripts 12 KCB 38*

Blakblad 17 * Kenya Harlequins 21

Kisumu 26 * Top Fry Nakuru 57*

More here: http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/matc ... ft-results

Just waiting on the results of the West African 7s, which kicked off in Ouagadougou today...
Update: In fact it's being livestreamed now - if you don't mind turning your computer on its side :lol:
Further update: Seems that was the final, and the team from Senegal beat the team from Mali 19-5

"Première participation au tirec a Ouagadougou l équipe du Sénégal le club s en fou le score vainqueur du club malien en finale sur un score de 19 /05"

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"Récapitulatif des scores du #TIREC 4eme édition."
Bright star 05 vs Barbarians 05
S'en fout le score 12 vs As Real 08
Bright star 00 vs As Réal 45
S'en fout le score 19 vs Barbarians 00
Barbarians 00 vs As Réal 26
Bright star 07 vs S'en fout le score 15
Finale

Meanwhile, another for the prospective new rugby nations list, Anglophone Cameroon (Ambazonia), though I'm not sure if they even have any rugby: :roll: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/ ... 19915.html

Update, 23/12/19: The SA government has published a bill that will ‘nationalise’ all sports bodies, including SA Rugby. https://www.netwerk24.com/Nuus/Politiek ... 2fWW6ELtmY

Update 25/12/19:

Coming up this weekend:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Thu, 26 Dec 2019, 11:55

Watching these images (Madagascar national championship, quarterfinals)

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMalaga ... 682095896/

I wondered if the idea of a World Cup based in South Africa but "diffused", with a pool match in Tananarive, one in Windhoek, maybe one in Harare and even one in Nairobi, was ever taken in consideration. Economically it would a loss, I know, in a paragon with an entirely south african World Cup, but it would be a move suggestive and maybe also precious in a propaganda perspective

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Fri, 27 Dec 2019, 08:45

Canalina wrote:I wondered if the idea of a World Cup based in South Africa but "diffused", with a pool match in Tananarive, one in Windhoek, maybe one in Harare and even one in Nairobi, was ever taken in consideration. Economically it would a loss, I know, in a paragon with an entirely south african World Cup, but it would be a move suggestive and maybe also precious in a propaganda perspective


Not sure about that but a second World Cup in SA is long overdue and it would certainly be great if they could allow Namibia and Zimbabwe to host a pool game each. Distance and economic factors would surely rule Madagascar out in the foreseeable future. In saying that, I'm surprised World Rugby hasn't invested a little more in the giant island, given it is getting the biggest rugby crowds to matches in Africa outside of SA, and that it has the most players on the continent outside of SA and Kenya. They're obviously into men's XVs rather than 7s or women's rugby, so a world age-grade tournament or something along those lines would be a great place to start.

Webuye 10s Pools (Kenya), starting today:

Pool A : Lugulu, Segere, Bungoma select, Kimaiti
Pool B: Bungoma, Misikhu, Nalondo, Broadrick RFC
Pool C: Bukembe, Ndalu, Turbo, Kimilili
Pool D:Butere, Webuye RFC, Olympus, Bungoma 2

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/12/26/ ... announced/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Tobar » Fri, 27 Dec 2019, 19:54

Unfortunately the economic factors in Madagascar make it difficult for WR to profit off of the country which is a clear shame. Regardless, I don’t understand why they don’t invest more in the country especially considering the fact that money will go a lot further there.

Tier 3 countries should be rewarded more based off of playing numbers or improvements in playing numbers. It seems like WR usually focuses more on rankings and whether or not the country makes the World Cup.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Fri, 27 Dec 2019, 20:33

Tobar wrote:Unfortunately the economic factors in Madagascar make it difficult for WR to profit off of the country which is a clear shame. Regardless, I don’t understand why they don’t invest more in the country especially considering the fact that money will go a lot further there.

Tier 3 countries should be rewarded more based off of playing numbers or improvements in playing numbers. It seems like WR usually focuses more on rankings and whether or not the country makes the World Cup.


Yes, I think the only major event they ever hosted was the African World Cup qualifiers for 2015, when Kenya so nearly got through. & the only international tournament they've ever been invited to outside of Africa, as far as I know, was the Serandib Cup in 2013, also featuring hosts Sri Lanka and Poland - and which they won. I'd really like to see a major international tournament held in front of those huge crowds in Antananarivo!

Webuye 10s Pools (Kenya):

Pool A : Lugulu, Segere, Bungoma select, Kimaiti
Pool B: Bungoma, Misikhu, Nalondo, Broadrick RFC
Pool C: Bukembe, Ndalu, Turbo, Kimilili
Pool D:Butere, Webuye RFC, Olympus, Bungoma 2

Opening round results

Segere 19-0 Bungoma
Bungoma 15-0 Maliki
Nalondo 17-12 Misikhu
Bukembe 20-5 Kimilili
Ndalu 22-0Turbo
Webuye 36-0 Olympus
Lugulu 15-0Bungoma SIT
Butere 44-0 Olympus

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/12/27/ ... lu-butere/

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