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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 19:59

Mozambique, despite being former Portuguese colony are actually members of the Commonwealth of Nations so they could theoretically attempt qualification for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 20:19

Yes, Mozambique is a former Portuguese colony and one of the poorest countries in Africa, so it has severe limitations for the sport of rugby, both financially and culturally, in spite of bordering South Africa.

It has played XVs matches against foreign clubs – twice crushing Swaziland’s Mbabane Cheetahs in the past two years. But it is the 9th equal largest nation in the world never to have played test rugby.

https://www.theroar.com.au/2019/07/20/l ... est-rugby/

Mozambique has competed at the international AfrAsian 7s in Mauritius, which is an U18 event:

Oct 2014 'AfrAsian' 7s tournament hosted by Mauritius (U18).

Time Team 1 vs Team 2
10.40 Mauritius 17 vs 5 Vikings
11.00 Wolves 0 vs 43 Reunion
11.20 Vikings 14 vs 38 Mozambique
11.40 Mauritius 39 vs 12 Wolves
12.00 Reunion 21 vs 7 Mozambique


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... A5ZS2LlqHI

The All Blacks visited Mozambique in 1970 but did not play a match there:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 22:17

Awesome finding!

In the report they say the All Blacks visited the "English Club" of Lourenço Marques (now called Maputo, which lies close to the border with South Africa). Maybe that club had rugby in colonial times? Maybe they played South Africa clubs regularly (probably in Natal province)?
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Tue, 03 Sep 2019, 08:59

victorsra wrote:Awesome finding!

In the report they say the All Blacks visited the "English Club" of Lourenço Marques (now called Maputo, which lies close to the border with South Africa). Maybe that club had rugby in colonial times? Maybe they played South Africa clubs regularly (probably in Natal province)?


Not sure about that. They would've had to have been white players during the Apartheid era, of course. However, according to wiki, Beira used to play a series against Nyasaland (Malawi) sides during the 1930s called the Woury Cup. Rugby is centered on the national capital and main city, Maputo, though the emphasis seems to be on random 7s events, and running programs for youth and women. No sign of an organized senior men's club competition. The Maputo club has an active Facebook page, and there is another, Adedar Mozambique, devoted to women's rugby in the country.

https://rugbyinafrica.org/where-we-work/mozambique/
youtube.com/watch?time_continue=45&v=Uh6kgzv5Jfs

Update: Just received this information from the national rugby federation of Mozambique:

At the moment there are 10 clubs in Maputo, 1 in Xai Xai, 1 in Inhambane, 1 in Chimoio, 1 in Beira , 1 in Quelimane and 1 in Nampula. The national championship only involves Maputo clubs, with 10 senior teams in both male and female competitions. Recently there have been coaching clinics held by World Rugby officials from Portugal, Ireland and England. Now the focus is on the U18 and U16 circuits, also both male and female. The senior women's team will play SA's Boland's on the 25th.

:thumbup:

Meanwhile, a couple of stories out of Namibia: The Welwitschias World Cup squad was announced "amid suspicions of discord which led to former captain Renaldo Bothma's shock retirement on the eve of the team's announcement:"

https://www.namibian.com.na/82677/read/ ... %93-Davies

& United Rugby Club ended their trophy drought with one of the greatest comebacks in Namibian rugby history when they defeated favorites University of Namibia 44-42 in an exciting Premier League final at the Hage Geingob Stadium on Saturday.

https://www.namibian.com.na/The-Namibian/Sport/Rugby

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby nawoo » Tue, 03 Sep 2019, 19:51

The Kenyan National 7s Series - Stanbic Bank National 7s comes to an end this weekend with the final leg being held at Mombasa.
Will be broadcast live on Bamba Sports youtube channel


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https://www.kru.co.ke/news/kcb-seeded-top-as-driftwood-sevens-pools-announced/

https://www.kru.co.ke/news/race-for-circuit-title-finely-poised-heading-into-mombasa/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Tue, 03 Sep 2019, 20:13

Two other images from last weekend Rugby Africa 7s tournament in Lesotho. Rocky and arid field!

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Wed, 04 Sep 2019, 09:41

Watching the Benin 7s poster I wondered why there are all those flags similar each other and the web gave me a possible answer: the red/yellow/green flag adopted by many african countries should have originated in Ethiopia at the end of the XIX century, when the victory in the Adwa battle against the Italian army re-gave independence to Ethiopia (the losses of the Italian army wrote the history of the world 8-) ). After that, almost every African nation gaining independence adopted the same colors.
The meaning of the three colors is not certain: green would mean hope, red is the blood lost for the independence, yellow would mean peace. To me, they remember the most recurrent colors of the African landscapes

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Wed, 04 Sep 2019, 10:12

Well let's hope all the teams actually turn up for this one...

The Guinee taking part is Guinea-Conakry.

Burkina Faso at least have picked a squad

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As have Mali

La liste des Aigles du Mali

1 Djeridjan CAMARA Pilier
2 Mahamane MAIGA ¾ centre
3 Ladji BOUNE Demi-d’ouverture
4 Fode KANTE Demi-d’ouverture
5 Chiaka DAKOUO Ailier
6 Mohamed SANGARE Ailier
7 Fousseini COULIBALY Pilier
8 Daouda DICKO Talonneur
9 Mohamed TRAORE ¾ centre
10 Allassane SISSOKO Ailier
11 Karim TRAORE Pilier
12 Samba DOUMBIA Pilier

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Wed, 04 Sep 2019, 13:31

Ser Podrick of Payne wrote:Well let's hope all the teams actually turn up for this one...

The Guinee taking part is Guinea-Conakry.

Burkina Faso at least have picked a squad

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As have Mali

La liste des Aigles du Mali

1 Djeridjan CAMARA Pilier
2 Mahamane MAIGA ¾ centre
3 Ladji BOUNE Demi-d’ouverture
4 Fode KANTE Demi-d’ouverture
5 Chiaka DAKOUO Ailier
6 Mohamed SANGARE Ailier
7 Fousseini COULIBALY Pilier
8 Daouda DICKO Talonneur
9 Mohamed TRAORE ¾ centre
10 Allassane SISSOKO Ailier
11 Karim TRAORE Pilier
12 Samba DOUMBIA Pilier

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Wed, 04 Sep 2019, 13:33

Canalina wrote:Watching the Benin 7s poster I wondered why there are all those flags similar each other and the web gave me a possible answer: the red/yellow/green flag adopted by many african countries should have originated in Ethiopia at the end of the XIX century, when the victory in the Adwa battle against the Italian army re-gave independence to Ethiopia (the losses of the Italian army wrote the history of the world 8-) ). After that, almost every African nation gaining independence adopted the same colors.
The meaning of the three colors is not certain: green would mean hope, red is the blood lost for the independence, yellow would mean peace. To me, they remember the most recurrent colors of the African landscapes

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Pan-African movement colours. Ethiopia's efforts to keep Independence inspired the movement during the de-colonization period.
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Fri, 06 Sep 2019, 09:04

The last 2019 Victoria Cup fixture pitting The Kenya Simbas against the Zimbabwe Sables will be held at the NAC Grounds on Saturday 21st September.
This is part of KRU’s strategic Plan to decentralize the sport and ensure it reaches those that live outside Nairobi. In June, the Elgon Cup fixture took place at the Kisumu Mamboleo Showgrounds and a super week was held in the area to educate and develop the skills of upcoming players as well as those interested in Officiating and Coaching.
As it stands, Zimbabwe are on top of the log with 17 points and have two matches left on their calendar: vs Zambia on 14th September and the return leg against Kenya.
The Simbas on the other hand have only this match left as curtains fall on the Victoria Cup. Uganda Cranes who have completed their Victoria Cup fixtures sit third with 15 points while Zambia are fourth with zero points as they are yet to register any win or draw.


http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/naku ... a-cup-duel

Bungoma to build Kanduyi Stadium from the ground up. Masinde Muliro-Kanduyi Stadium is situated in Bungoma County, a place known for producing some of the best athletes in Kenya.

https://www.nation.co.ke/sports/athleti ... index.html

African NW Zone 7s, Benin, draw:

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Driftwood 7s (final round of the Kenyan circuit, in Mombasa):

Pool A: KCB, MMUST, Kenya Harlequins, Administration Police
Pool B: Nakuru, Oilers, Blak Blad, Mombasa
Pool C: Impala, Nondies, Strathmore, Nothern Suburbs
Pool D: Mwamba, Homeboyz, Kabras, Machine

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/09/03/ ... announced/

RIP Legendary 1995 World Cup-winning Springbok wing Chester Williams passed away on Friday at the age of 49. https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/bok-legend ... 1B7r4zEbII :cry:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 07 Sep 2019, 07:54

Good news is that all 6 teams have arrived in Porto-Novo for the Regional 7s.

The captains
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We can try to work out which team is which, I think the all red strip is Burkina and maybe the white jersey/green shorts is Mali or Niger and red jersey/white shorts Egypt but I'm guessing there.

Results
Burkina Faso 24 - 0 Guinea ( 26 - 0 according to Fédération Burkinabè de Rugby but officially 24 - 0 according to Fédération Béninoise de Rugby )
Mali 5 - 5 Egypt
Benin 26 - 5 Guinea

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sat, 07 Sep 2019, 11:12

Ser Podrick of Payne wrote:The captains
https://scontent.flhr3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5E089C2F

We can try to work out which team is which, I think the all red strip is Burkina and maybe the white jersey/green shorts is Mali or Niger and red jersey/white shorts Egypt but I'm guessing there.

Pff, amateur :roll:

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(Egypt spotted by exclusion, it seems they have not an official jersey :) )

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 07 Sep 2019, 12:23

Canalina wrote:Pff, amateur :roll:

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(Egypt spotted by exclusion, it seems they have not an official jersey :) )

I bow to your knowledge Ser!

Another result Burkina Faso 46 - 0 Benin

Still waiting for updates on the other games involving Niger...

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sat, 07 Sep 2019, 14:48

Namibia 21-17 over Kings. Watched on Facebook. Welwitschias scrum was solid. Kings finished with 14 men.

Watched a bit of the 7s in Benin too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LoyX9a ... yc8vALEINo

Results from Roon ba:
07.09 Porto-Novo (Benin) Burkina Faso 24-0 Guinea African Regional Sevens North/West, Pool A
07.09 Porto-Novo (Benin) Egypt 5-5 Mali African Regional Sevens North/West, Pool B
07.09 Porto-Novo Benin 26-5 Guinea African Regional Sevens North/West, Pool A
07.09 Porto-Novo (Benin) Egypt 15-5 Niger African Regional Sevens North/West, Pool B
07.09 Porto-Novo Benin 0-46 Burkina Faso African Regional Sevens North/West, Pool A
07.09 Porto-Novo (Benin) Mali 22-5 Niger African Regional Sevens North/West, Pool B
http://www.theroonba.com/rugbysevens/men/2019.html

Exciting schools rugby star Tinashe Hombiro has been called up to Zimbabwe's national team ahead of trips to Zambia and Kenya, much to the delight of his Prince Edward School coach Shaun De Souza.

The gifted 18-year-old flyhalf, who is in his final year of high school, is Prince Edward's headboy and rugby first-team captain.

The Sables can seal the Victoria Cup with a bonus point win from their penultimate tie away to the tournament whipping boys Zambia next weekend ahead of a much daunting assignment in Kenya, and De Souza reckons his protégé is ready to make the giant leap to Test rugby.


https://www.theindependent.co.zw/2019/0 ... y-prodigy/

Nondies, Quins reach Driftwood 7s cup quarters

Division One Day Two Pairings

*Challenge Trophy*

9:00am - MMUST vs Mombasa

9:20am - Mwamba vs Strath

9:40am - Nakuru vs AP

10:00am - Cubs vs Machine


Results & full report here: http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/nond ... p-quarters

Zambian 7s results:

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sat, 07 Sep 2019, 18:29

Tomorrow program in Porto-Novo should be

Semifinals
Burkina Faso v Egypt
Mali v Benin

5th place double final
Guinea v Niger

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sun, 08 Sep 2019, 10:26

Looks like Burkina Faso beat Egypt 29 - 0 in the first semi-final in Porto-Novo.

And Roon Ba has the other semi final result as Benin 0 - 19 Mali

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sun, 08 Sep 2019, 14:50

NW African regional 7s results, day 2: http://www.theroonba.com/rugbysevens/men/2019.html

08.09 Porto-Novo (Benin) Burkina Faso 29-0 Egypt African Regional Sevens North/West, Semi-Final
08.09 Porto-Novo Benin 0-19 Mali African Regional Sevens North/West, Semi-Final
08.09 Porto-Novo (Benin) Guinea 0-15 Niger African Regional Sevens North/West, 5th Place Match (Game 1)
08.09 Porto-Novo Benin 5-10 Egypt African Regional Sevens North/West, 3rd Place Match
08.09 Porto-Novo (Benin) Guinea 7-17 Niger African Regional Sevens North/West, 5th Place Match (Game 2)
08.09 Porto-Novo (Benin) Burkina Faso 36-0 Mali African Regional Sevens North/West, Final

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Day 1 full coverage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LoyX9a ... yc8vALEINo

It was a double delight for KCB as they were crowned Driftwood 7s champions as well as Stanbic national sevens series winners on Sunday evening at Mombasa sports club. They beat Impala 26-21. KCB bagged the maximum 22 points in Mombasa to finish the season at 116. .

http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/kcb- ... ish-second

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sun, 08 Sep 2019, 16:42

The history of the former so-called "Guinea Gulf 6 Nations", now played mostly on a 7s format. Years in orange are played in classic mode, years in blue in 7s mode. The original six competing nations were Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina, Mali and Niger.
Of course I'm the only one in the world to take count of this, neither the worst nerds in Togo do that

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 17:50

Rugby Africa covered it on its Twitter: https://twitter.com/RugbyAfrique

But nothing in the website. Egypt still not included as a member.
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 07:29

Zimbabwe squad for Zambia and Kenya with the full preview here

Forwards: Tatenda Rwenyu, Keith Murray, Matthew Mandioma, Royal Mwale, Cleopas Kundiona, Lawrence Cleminson, David Makanda, Godwin Mangenje, Godfrey Muzanargwo, George Saungweme, Kudakwashe Nyakufaringwa, Brian Nyaude, Sean Beevor, Blithe Mavesere, Tonderai Chiwambutsa, Biselele Tshamala.

Backs: Hilton Mudariki (captain), Ernest Mudzengerere, Dudlee White-Sharpley, Jerry Jaravaza, Tinashe Hombiro, Ngoni Chibuwe, Taku Chieza, Daniel Capsopoulos, Takudzwa Kumadiro, Shingi Katsvere, Rufaro Chikwaira, Kuda Chiwanza, Martin Mangongo.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 14:55

Schoolboy Tinashe Hombiro will have to wait a little longer to make his test debut for Zimbabwe after missing the cut for tomorrow's crucial match against winless Zambia. Sables are top of the table with four straight wins and can clinch the title in Lusaka. Any slip-up there, however, and it will all come down to the following weekend's clash with Kenya in Nairobi. The Simbas have lost twice so far, including a thrilling away game to Zimbabwe.

Natal Sharks U21 tighthead Cleopas Kundiona will play his first test of the year for Zimbabwe, but no room could be found for England-based lock Dylan Grogan, after a mediocre showing against Uganda. In the backs, Rufaro Chikwaira makes his run-on debut at left wing, but fullback Shingi Katsvere, one of the stars of the home-win against Uganda, is out with an ankle injury. His place is taken by 20-year-old Martin Mangongo.

Zimbabwe are in fact the defending Victoria Cup champions, having headed off Kenya in the previous installment 8 years ago. A year before that the roles had been reversed with Simbas claiming the inaugural title. Uganda are also involved. Kickoff tomorrow is scheduled for 4pm local time, according to World Rugby. NB: I've had reasonable success in picking up live-streams off the relevant Facebook pages.


Starting line-up

15. Martin Mangongo 14. Takudzwa Kumadiro 13. Daniel Capsopolous 12. Ngoni Chibuwe 11. Rufaro Chikwaira 10. Dudlee White-Sharpley 9. Hilton Mudariki (captain),

8. Biselele Tshamala 7. Blithe Mavesere 6. Godwin Mangenje 5. Godfrey Muzanargwo 4. George Saungweme 3. Cleopas Kundiona 2. Keith Murray 1. Tryan Fagan.

Subs: 16. Matthew Mandioma 17. Royal Mwale 18. David Makanda 19. Sean Beevor 20. Tonderai Chiwambutsa 21. Njabulo Ndlovu 22. Jerry Jaravaza 23. Takudzwa
Chieza.

https://www.theindependent.co.zw/2019/0 ... toria-cup/

Zimbabwe P4 W4 L0 PD+41 | 3BP | 19 Pts
Kenya P5 W3 L2 PD+42 | 5BP | 17 Pts
Uganda P6 W3 L3 PD+6 | 4BP | 16 Pts
Zambia P5 W0 L5 PD-89 | 0BP | 0 Pts

Remaining games:
14 SEP: Zambia v Zimbabwe
21 SEP: Kenya v Zimbabwe

Meanwhile, in Kenya:

The Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) will resume sponsorship of Safari Sevens tournament after almost a decade after announcing a Sh115 million three-year deal with Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) on Friday. https://www.nation.co.ke/sports/rugby/T ... index.html

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 13 – The national rugby teams have received a major boost after Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) through its brand Tusker entered into a one-year partnership worth Sh115 million with the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU). https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/sports/2019 ... 115m-deal/

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 11 – Kenya Harlequins head coach Charles Cardovillis and Team Manager Godfrey Okoth have been handed a 12-week ban by the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) over social media comments attributed to them criticizing match officials. https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/sports/2019 ... -12-weeks/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Edgar » Sat, 14 Sep 2019, 14:44

Zimbabwe leading Zambia 0-17 approaching halftime. They had a player stretchered off earlier.

HT 0-22 Sables with one hand on the Victoria Cup.

Zambia scores down the right wing early in the 2nd half. 5-22.

5-27 Sables about 3/4 time. I missed the last try due to a break in the stream https://www.facebook.com/emilio.santucc ... 524772406/

Another one for Zimbabwe. 5-34.

5-41 appears to be the final score, but the stream was terrible in the final 1/4.

Confirmed.
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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Sat, 14 Sep 2019, 15:20

Is there a stream?

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 07:43

A short report from Zimbabwe with scorer details at https://www.sundaynews.co.zw/sables-bea ... toria-cup/

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