Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 10:45
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Zimbabwe Sables are targeting to end the Victoria Cup unbeaten as they tackle Kenya Simbas in the final clash scheduled for Nakuru Athletic Club on Saturday 21 September.The Sables have defended the trophy they won in 2011, this is after winning 41-5 against Zambia in a clash staged in Lusaka on Saturday. Assistant Coach Tonderai Chavhanga says their plan is to finish the competition strongly and their will be seeking to avoid a defeat against Kenya.
World Sevens Series core sides South Africa and Spain are among twelve teams that have so far confirmed their participation at this year’s Safari Sevens. Defending champions Samurai will also be returning to Nairobi to defend the trophy they won last year with a 21-14 win over hosts Shujaa. Other confirmed teams include South African sides Western Province and Blue Bulls, current African Sevens champions Zimbabwe, Uganda, Russia Sevens Academy, Red Wailers, French side Seventise as well as the two Kenyan representative sides Shujaa and Morans.
Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 08:05
KAMITONDA, 16 Sep - Namibia have hit the ground running with a warm-up game against local Japanese company team JR West Railers, above, after a gruelling 48 hours of travel.
Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 09:01
Edgar wrote:Namibia played a warm-up game upon arrival in Japan but no score is given. Possibly none was kept . . .KAMITONDA, 16 Sep - Namibia have hit the ground running with a warm-up game against local Japanese company team JR West Railers, above, after a gruelling 48 hours of travel.
https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/4617 ... Fy2ZYKBbP4
This tournament has involved international teams in the past, including South Africa. Not sure about this year. No details given at this point:
Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 15:07
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Ugandan International Philip Wokorach is reported to have quit Kenya Cup side Kabras for French side Bourges.
The player had been linked with a move to France early this month but confirmed to the Scrummage at that period that there was no deal agreed and he was still with Kabras.
And now according to Nafasi Rugby Wokorach who is one of their Ambassador has completed his move to the country, signing for Bourges.
“Good luck Phillip! Your achievements will inspire future generations of Ugandan players, ” reads a statement by Nafasi rugby which was accompanied by a photo confirming he had joined the French.
https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/09/30/ ... ench-side/
Thu, 03 Oct 2019, 08:04
Senior players who boycotted the better part of last season over pay are back in training as Kenya Sevens head coach Paul Feeney prepares to pick his side for the Safari Sevens next week.
Ugandan international Philip Wokorach is on the verge of signing a nine-month contract with French side Bourges from Kenya Cup side Kabras Sugar.
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 09:49
AMIDST a super typhoon that has already led to the cancellation of two matches this weekend, Namibia will be hoping to create some waves of their own when they take on Canada in their final World Cup match on Sunday.
Fijian legend Waisale Serevi leads the Russian contingent to this year's Safari Sevens taking place from 18th to 20th October at Nairobi's RFUEA Ground. Serevi, who was the tournament's chief guest in 2005 was appointed Russian Head Coach in November 2018.
Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 14:26
Mon, 14 Oct 2019, 17:09
Uganda Cranes utility back and immediate former Kabras ace Philip Wokorach made his first appearance for the French side Bourges on Sunday 13 October as they won 27-7 against Uzerche.
The Utility back started as the outside centre alongside Gabriel Montel in the match. His start came after just three days of training with the side. The Enterprise Cup winner with Kabras was handed a marketing and communication role at the club upon joining it.
NAMIBIA's World Cup ended in abject disappointment after their final match against Canada was called off due to Typhoon Hagibis on Sunday morning.
After two other matches between New Zealand and Italy in Pool B, and England and France in Pool C were cancelled on Saturday, the news came through late on Saturday night that Namibia's match had also been cancelled.
TOKYO — Rugby World Cup 2019 is here but how much prize money is involved as the teams go for glory in Japan?
Unlike other major sporting events, prize money for the Rugby World Cup is not issued by the tournament organisers. Participating teams are instead paid bonuses by their respective associations in relation to their performances on the pitch.
New Zealand’s players are set to receive £119 000 ($150 000) each if they can defend their crown, according to the NZ Herald. However, the All Blacks will only earn
£28 000 ($35 000) should they reach the final and lose.
ZIMBABWE rugby star, Farai Mudariki faces the prospect of a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury, which is set to rule him out for Worcester Warriors’ start to the new Gallagher Premiership season, which kicks off next week.
The 24-year-old tighthead prop rolled an ankle in training at Sixways Stadium last week and is set to undergo a scan to determine the extent of the injury.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 07:53
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 07:54
In what is becoming one of Uganda rugby’s Cinderella stories, Phillip Wokorach has continued to engrave his name in the Bourges XV books by the day after an impressive debut on Sunday - hence on the back of signing a nine-month contract.
Out of his natural full-back position, Wokorach started for the Fifth Division side in midfield at Outside Centre and by the end of the game all parties concerned had seen what the hype had been about the lad.
Wokorach lasted the entire 80 minutes in action but could not get on the score sheet although he created a try as his side beat Uzerche RFC 27-7 in Round Four of the French Fifth Division Championship in Pool Seven.
“I thought it really went well,” Wokorach said of his debut through text. “I played 80 minutes and the most important thing is that the team won. I am enjoying myself,” he added.
The environment and Wokorach’s new teammates have made his acclimatisation process easier. The decent facilities only lay ground for him to get grip of the professional world at a club where he already feels loved.
“My teammates are great people. They are always checking on me, asking if I need anything,” he added.
Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 17:45
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Wed, 23 Oct 2019, 20:21
Adamstown 7's wrote:Hey, long time no post.
Does anyone have a record of Cameroon's last official fixture and the team sheet by any chance please?
Is their union still under suspension? I know that there has been some corruption problems in the past.
They have a few players in France and elsewhere and it seems a bit of a shame that they aren't competing.
Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 19:11
Cape Town - The Springbok Sevens team suffered a disappointing 21-5 defeat against Ireland in the final of the Athlete's Factory International 7s in Chester on Saturday after dominant performances in their opening five matches of the tournament.
Mon, 28 Oct 2019, 20:23
Kenya Simbas lock Emmanuel Mavala has joined Polish side RC Orkan Sochaczew, Scrummage understands.
According to Polish outlet Tusochaczew, the former Homeboyz captain joined the Ekstraliga side on October 17th together Kenyan International Joshua Chisanga who was with the side in 2018. Details of their deal with the side are, however, scanty at the moment.
They were drafted in the starting squad two days later and Mavala went on to make his debut appearance for Sochaczew in their 35-14 loss to league leaders Master Pharm Rugby Łódź.
Chisanga, who was making his first appearance for the side since 2018 scored a try in the loss. The two Kenyan Internationals have been part of the Homeboyz set up in the past few seasons.
They featured in Kenya Simbas Victoria Cup’s 36-14 win over Zimbabwe at Nakuru Athletic Club.
More than two decades into democracy, the ghosts of apartheid still haunt the Springboks, and a portion of South Africans despise the team and what it stands for.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has apologised for incorrectly accusing a Springboks fan of wearing an old South African flag around his shoulders at the Rugby World Cup game against Wales over the weekend.
Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 02:52
Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 10:10
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 1 – The racial transformation of the Springboks into a team where six black players, including skipper Siya Kolisi, will face England in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final has been tortuous and hard-won.
There have been highs like the elevation last year of Kolisi to be the first black Test captain of a South African national team that for 90 years chose only whites.
There have also been lows, most recently when star lock Eben Etzebeth was accused of assaulting and racially abusing a homeless black man before flying to Japan for the World Cup.
Etzebeth, who captained the Springboks two seasons ago after first choice Warren Whiteley was injured, denies the allegations.
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus is adamant that there are no racists in his charge, telling AFP that “I would not tolerate racism in my squad.
“I can guarantee you that this team is a nice, close-knit one, and there will never be something like that (racism).”
Shujaa Squad to the Qualifiers:
1. Andrew Amonde (c) 2. Willy Ambaka 3. Alvin Otieno 4. Bush Mwale 5. Vincent Onyala 6. Daniel Taabu 7. Johnstone Olindi 8. Oscar Dennis 9. Billy Odhiambo 10. Nelson Oyoo 11. Jeffrey Oluoch (vc) 12. Jacob Ojee (vc)
Auctioneers on Thursday drove into the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) secretariat in Nairobi unannounced and carted away property worth millions of shillings.
Nairobi News understands that the auctioneers were representing a client who is seeking to recover a Sh4 million debt extended to the Union.
And KRU chairman Gangla Oduor confirmed this debt and the Thursday incident.
He explained that the debt has accumulated for services rendered to the men's national sevens rugby team in its preparations for international assignments.
"It is an old debt. The incident is unfortunate but there is nothing we could do. We at times access some of these facilities on credit and when the government does not pay on time, we encounter such incidents," said Oduor.
Sun, 03 Nov 2019, 15:19
As the national anthem started playing over the big screen set up at the stadium in Siya Kolisi's home town of Zwide in Port Elizabeth, the crowd rose to their feet chanting captain Siya Kolisi's name - and for 80 minutes they never sat down again.
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article ... e-for-him/
The Rugby World Cup 2019 is done and dusted, with South Africa securing victory over England in the final match.
But a question still lingers: was it a burden for some, maybe many, South Africans who supported their national team but also had to show support for the Springbok emblem?
In the days before the final game, a few South African opinion makers and politicians speedily and vocally entered the frenzy of Springbok support. But they side-stepped a fundamental issue at hand – the moral legitimacy of this symbol that has roots deep in colonial, segregation and apartheid rugby structures.
https://theconversation.com/the-burden- ... ury-126213
"It's time for South Africans to start believing in themselves again."
This was the message from Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife, Leah, as praise was heaped on the victorious Springboks after their 32-12 Rugby World Cup win over England on Saturday.
"We are incredibly proud to be South Africans," the Tutus said in a statement.
Kenya 7s Technical Director Paul Feeney expects speedster Collins Injera to be fit for action ahead of the World 7s Series opening round which scheduled for early December.
The opening round -Dubai 7s is 32 days away and Injera is currently undergoing rehabilitation having picked a shoulder injury at the Safari 7s tournament held at RFUEA Grounds on 19 and 20 October.
The injury has seen the experienced star miss out on Kenya 7s final list for the Africa Olympic Qualifiers set for South Africa.
https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/11/03/ ... turn-date/
Ghana Rugby Union has released their 7s squad that will take part in the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens Tournament in South Africa.
The tournament also serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympics in Japan and will be battles between Africa’s top 14 men’s sevens teams.
Countries taking part in the tournament on the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan South Africa on 8 and 9 November include Ghana, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/11/03/ ... -revealed/
Sun, 03 Nov 2019, 20:29