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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Fri, 15 May 2020, 16:46


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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sat, 16 May 2020, 07:45

Yes, interesting words. I didn't know he is a magnate, a former rugby player scoring a try to Italy and even a former football club owner. He has certainly the phisique du rol of a leader.
I don't know if he is right (how World Rugby money should be distributed? It's not an easy question) but certainly he has clear ideas

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby iul » Mon, 25 May 2020, 04:05

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FFXISl7ysns

Interview with Jacques Burger

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Mon, 25 May 2020, 04:06

Jacques Burger saying what needs to be said about rugby in Namibia.

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/it-was-t ... r-namibia/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Mon, 01 Jun 2020, 19:47

Rugby Afrique announces the cancellation of the whole 2020 season
www.rugbyafrique.com/rugby-africa-se-re ... s-proches/

It's the first continental confederation to take this decision. Rugby Europe promised updates about the calendar for the end of may, if I remember correctly, but so far no news about.
Asia Rugby has still the events from july to december fixed on the calendar and also the other three continental federations seem to have so far not taken definitive decisions

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 06:17

Some news from Africa

- The NZ coach of Kenya 7s, Feeney, quitted the role, "frustrated since the Union was unable to invest and buy into his long term program"
https://allafrica.com/stories/202006120958.html

- Former Zimbabwe U20 captain, Sam Phiri, is close to south african franchise Lions
https://allafrica.com/stories/202006140065.html

- Namibian Jaco Venter departs from english Championship's Jersey Reds after only one complete season
https://allafrica.com/stories/202006120575.html

- In Tunisia the local championship will restart on August 30
https://fr.allafrica.com/stories/202006100491.html

- With this year cancellation Africa Cup suffers a two-years hole in the history of its editions. From 2000, date of Africa Cup creation, to 2018 no one edition was missed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa_Cup#Summary

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 07:43

Canalina wrote:Some news from Africa

- The NZ coach of Kenya 7s, Feeney, quitted the role, "frustrated since the Union was unable to invest and buy into his long term program"
https://allafrica.com/stories/202006120958.html

- Former Zimbabwe U20 captain, Sam Phiri, is close to south african franchise Lions
https://allafrica.com/stories/202006140065.html

- Namibian Jaco Venter departs from english Championship's Jersey Reds after only one complete season
https://allafrica.com/stories/202006120575.html

- In Tunisia the local championship will restart on August 30
https://fr.allafrica.com/stories/202006100491.html

- With this year cancellation Africa Cup suffers a two-years hole in the history of its editions. From 2000, date of Africa Cup creation, to 2018 no one edition was missed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa_Cup#Summary


Jaco Venter has a contract with a top English club
https://www.namibian.com.na/91894/read/ ... in-England

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Mon, 29 Jun 2020, 19:01

Revamped by World Rugby social media, here it is the second Ivory Coast try against France in RWC 1995.
The player with the dreadlocks who congrats the try scorer should be Max Brito, if I'm not wrong.
I thought Brito got injured in the first game, instead it happened in his third and last (the pools had just four teams) game.
I also read now on wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Brito) that he can move an arm and the torso; it's somehow a good discover, I thought he can move just the head


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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Sat, 11 Jul 2020, 03:32

Some news on the development of rugby in Namibia.

https://www.namibian.com.na/92576/read/ ... evelopment

Football in Namibia is very much divided along racial/cultural lines, with soccer being the most popular sport of the black African population and rugby being the most popular sport amongst the white and brown Afrikaans speaking communities.

Progress is being made in getting the schools of black communities to play rugby, except for in Windhoek. As is the case in South Africa, schools tend to either play either soccer or rugby. Soccer and rugby are both very popular in Windhoek and there doesn't yet seem to be a desire for schools to play both.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sat, 11 Jul 2020, 16:05

"At the conclusion of a 13-pages document that 'Liberation' was able to consult, the Appeal Committee of Rugby Africa not only rejected the appeal brought by the Moroccan Federation, but also confirmed all of the decisions disciplinary actions taken in March. Consequently, by losing its affiliation to World Rugby, the rugby player as a whole is banned from participating in any official competition until the situation is regularized (for all international teams, male, female, young, VII…). Therefore, the national XV, which has been running for too long behind the dream of a first qualification for the World Cup, will not a priori see the 2023 edition planned in France, simply because it will not be able to defend its chances during playoffs against Ivory Coast, originally scheduled for June 3 and postponed because of the Covid-19.
For Rugby Africa, there is no doubt. The responsibilities of this fiasco lie with its now ex-president, Tahar Boujouala. ..."

Articles in french from 4th and 6th July
https://www.libe.ma/L-ovalie-nationale- ... 19001.html
https://fr.allafrica.com/stories/202007060931.html

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 09:22

After having been dropped by Canada, the Francophone Games 2021 have been assigned to Kinshasa, Congo; anyway, due to the general wealth crisis the games are now postponed to summer 2022. The subsequent edition will be in 2025.
Strangely the Jeux de la Francophonie never included rugby, but it has to be said that there are few sports in their program which is a mix of sport and art (also no volleyball, no handball, no swimming, no tennis...).
"So why do you write a post about?", maybe you are thinking. Just because I like the logo of this edition...

Image

The Jeux de la Francophonie admit a lot of unexpected nations (like Albania, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Romania, Egypt, Djibouti, Vanuatu...); a bit strangely, instead, there's no Italy, despite one of our smallest regions, Val d'Aosta, has french as official language beside the italian one
https://www.jeux.francophonie.org/etats-invites

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Mon, 13 Jul 2020, 20:02

Canalina wrote:"At the conclusion of a 13-pages document that 'Liberation' was able to consult, the Appeal Committee of Rugby Africa not only rejected the appeal brought by the Moroccan Federation, but also confirmed all of the decisions disciplinary actions taken in March. Consequently, by losing its affiliation to World Rugby, the rugby player as a whole is banned from participating in any official competition until the situation is regularized (for all international teams, male, female, young, VII…). Therefore, the national XV, which has been running for too long behind the dream of a first qualification for the World Cup, will not a priori see the 2023 edition planned in France, simply because it will not be able to defend its chances during playoffs against Ivory Coast, originally scheduled for June 3 and postponed because of the Covid-19.
For Rugby Africa, there is no doubt. The responsibilities of this fiasco lie with its now ex-president, Tahar Boujouala. ..."

Articles in french from 4th and 6th July
https://www.libe.ma/L-ovalie-nationale- ... 19001.html
https://fr.allafrica.com/stories/202007060931.html

The new president of the FRMR responds with indignation to the accuses: "our assembly was democratic and transparent, this is an attempt against the sovereignty of Morocco".
The video says twice that the suspension is until the end of the 2020; if this is true, Morocco could escape any damage because all the african international activity is cancelled until the end of the year.
To note that the current president, Driss Boujouala, is the brother of the former one accused by World Rugby, Tahar Boujouala
https://www.facebook.com/FRMRma/posts/2598514783749295

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Thu, 16 Jul 2020, 06:52

The 2022 Youth Olympic Games, to be hosted in Dakar, Senegal, have been postponed to 2026
The articles doesn't mention substitutive places, so maybe the 2022 edition of the Games will be just blanked
The Dakar's one should be the first ever Olympic Games (summer or winter, senior or young) hosted by Africa
In the Youth Olympic Games 2018 the gold medals were won by Argentina (boys) and New Zealand (girls)

http://www.teamusa.org/News/2020/July/1 ... ed-To-2026

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Wed, 22 Jul 2020, 14:10

Some of the players of FT Manjakaray, one of the main Madagascar clubs, donated food to other players of the club; thanks to a collect, the kids of the rugby school and some senior player returned home with 14 kilos of rice and 1 liter of oil.

This is just to remember how poor the nation is and how difficult must be to grow over there strong and massive athletes, despite the large base of players

http://www.midi-madagasikara.mg/sports/ ... s-joueurs/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby ernestakor » Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 09:38

Innocent Simiyu re-appointed Kenya Sevens head coach on a two-year contract.

https://kawowo.com/2020/09/08/innocent- ... ead-coach/

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Tue, 22 Sep 2020, 16:25

Just a minor note: Tunisia U20 take part to the senior tunisian championship (Niveau 1 should be the top level)
https://scontent.fblq3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5F8DED31

A good move I think

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Tue, 22 Sep 2020, 16:32

Yep, very positive idea.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Wed, 23 Sep 2020, 09:25

Canalina wrote:First field dedicated to rugby in Libya, to be inaugurated today https://www.rugbyafrique.com/rugby-shim ... petitions/

https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/13079722 ... me=900x900

"This project is funded by the European Union" :thumbup:
https://twitter.com/Rugby2018/status/13 ... 25/photo/3

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Fri, 02 Oct 2020, 09:39

If someone is interested, this sunday the final of the Tunisian championship, Jammel v Beja, will be live on facebook at 13.00 local (14.00 CET)
https://www.facebook.com/TunisiaRugby19 ... 8239036987

Classement du championnat :
1 RC Beja (42 P)
2 MS Jammel (42 P)
3 AS M'saken (26 P)
4 Stade Nabeulien (22 P)
5 Tunisie U20 (16 P)
6 RC Zaremdine (08 P)
7 RC Ettahrir (-02 P)

Beja is a town in the north, but not on the sea; Jammel (or Jemmel) is close to Monastir, near the eastern coast.
In the top league there's just a club from the capitol city Tunis: RC Ettahrir (it's a Tunis' suburb), last placed

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Fri, 02 Oct 2020, 14:47

Oh, Espérance de Tunis doesn't have a team anymore? It is one of the Tunisians great football (and multisports) clubs, that had rugby.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Canalina » Mon, 05 Oct 2020, 12:26

About Madagascar and their difficulty to grow in the rugby panorama despite the popularity of the sport, this is the World Food Program "Hunger map" 2020: Madagascar is one of the nations with the highest percentage of hungry people, together with Chad, Liberia, Haiti and North Korea

https://docs.wfp.org/api/documents/WFP- ... 1601900529

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby victorsra » Mon, 05 Oct 2020, 18:19

"Poverty levels increased over 9 percentage points between 2005 and 2010, reaching 77 percent of households; this gives Madagascar the highest poverty rate in all of Africa (World Development Indicators 2011). Income inequality is rampant, particularly in urban areas.

Madagascar’s population is extremely vulnerable to food insecurity, due in large part to the country’s vulnerability to natural disasters including drought, cyclones, and flooding. Madagascar is the third most African country exposed to climatic disasters (World Bank 2012). An estimated 35 percent of households are chronically affected by food insecurity, while 48 percent of households are considered vulnerable. In southern regions, where droughts are most frequent, food insecurity affects 68 percent of households (Comprehensive Food Security, Nutrition and Vulnerability Assessment, WFP/UNICEF 2012). Chronic malnutrition rates in the country have reached 49 percent (WFP 2012).
An estimated 80 percent of the country’s population lives in rural areas; 76.7 percent of rural inhabitants are poor, compared with 52.1 percent of urban inhabitants (IFAD 2012). A lack of infrastructure and dependence on subsistence agriculture have contributed to declining living conditions in rural areas.

Chronic poverty and food insecurity have greatly reduced health indicators and life expectancy in the country. Life expectancy is just over 55 years, and 84 out of every 1,000 children die before the age of 5 (IFAD 2012)"

http://www.foodsecurityportal.org/madagascar/resources

Very hard to build an amateur competitive team in those conditions, even more to make it professional. Although Madagascar has just launched a professional football league, which means still rugby could be better anyway.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby Tomster7uk » Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 23:57

There is no official date set yet for the 2020 Rugby Africa Cup. The RAC replaces the predecessor, 'The Gold Cup'. Though they are at the pool stage with the elimination round already having taken place at the end of last year. Nigeria, Mauritius, Rwanda and Botswana have exited the tournament through being beaten by Madagascar, Senegal, Ghana and the Ivory Coast respectively.

The groups for the pool stage are as follows;

A

1. Namibia
2. Zambia
3. Madagascar

B

1. Kenya
2. Morocco
3. Ivory Coast

C

1.Uganda
2. Algeria
3. Senegal

D

1. Tunisia
2. Zimbabwe
3. Ghana

The four group winners advance into a knockout competition, a semi final, final with a third place playoff for the losing sides in the semi final stage.

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Re: General topic for African Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Tue, 13 Oct 2020, 06:14

This was due to happen this year with a final in November I think. They will probably start the process again once Africa gets the green light

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