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France to host decisive Repechage tournament for Rugby World Cup 2019

France to host decisive Repechage tournament for Rugby World Cup 2019

AFRICA, ASIA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, SPORTS, UGANDA
DUBLIN, IrelandWorld Rugby has today announced the venue for the Rugby World Cup 2019 repechage tournament as the Stade Delort in Marseille, France. Four teams will compete in the round-robin format event to be played across three match days on Sunday 11th November, Saturday 17th November and Friday 23rd November 2018. The repechage tournament is a new concept for Rugby World Cup qualification and represents the last opportunity for a team to qualify for Japan 2019 with four nations fighting it out to secure the twentieth and final place at the Rugby World Cup. Last weekend Hong Kong confirmed their place in the repechage with a convincing 77-3 aggregate victory over the Cook Islands. They join Canada who were confirmed in the repechage in February following their defeat to...
Namibia lead the way in Gold Cup

Namibia lead the way in Gold Cup

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, UGANDA
DUBLIN, Ireland Defending champions Namibia were the big winners on the opening day of the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018, their 55-6 defeat of Uganda in Windhoek comfortably putting them in pole position in the race to qualify as Africa 1 for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.The nine-try Namibians, chasing a sixth successive qualification for the World Cup and a spot in Pool B alongside defending champions New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and the repechage winner, stole a big round one march on Zimbabwe, the 1987 and 1991 qualifiers who were held to a 23-23 draw by Morocco in Harare. Zimbabwe spurned the chance to clinch the win in former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers’ first game in charge after missing a last-gasp penalty, an error that left Phil Davies’ impressive, bonus-point
It’s time for the Rugby Africa Gold Cup

It’s time for the Rugby Africa Gold Cup

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, SPORTS, UGANDA
NAIROBI, Kenya The Rugby Africa Gold Cup kicks off on Saturday 16th June with two matches on the cards. Zimbabwe get the campaign underway with a clash at home to the unknown quantity that is Morocco while champions Namibia host Uganda in the day's late kick off. This year's competition is of great significance to all six teams competing in the top tier of African test rugby as the overall winner earns direct qualification to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan in addition to being crowned champions of Africa. The competition runner up will proceed to play a repechage tournament later in the year against sides from the Americas, Europe and Asia for the final slot in Japan. Kenya, champions in 2011 and 2013 enter the fray with an away fixture against Morocco on Saturday 23rd June
Kenya post record points tally en route to eighth place HSBC Sevens World Series finish

Kenya post record points tally en route to eighth place HSBC Sevens World Series finish

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, SPORTS
NAIROBI, KenyaA 21-20 win over Scotland saw Kenya claim a thirteenth place finish at the season ending Paris Sevens. The three points from this result saw the side accumulate 104 points (their highest ever tally) and an eighth place finish at the conclusion of the 2017/18 HSBC Sevens World Series on Sunday 10th June 2018. Shujaa were left ruing their 5-24 Pool A opening defeat to New Zealand which put paid to their cup quarterfinal ambitions despite a 22-19 win over eventual pool winners Fiji and a 24-10 result over Samoa that saw them finish third in a three way tie with Fiji and New Zealand on 7 points. A 12-19 Challenge Trophy quarterfinal loss to Argentina consigned the team to the thirteenth place playoff semi where they overcame Russia 26-14 before defeating Scotland in ...
South Africa clinch HSBC World Rugby Seven’s Series title in dramatic Paris finale

South Africa clinch HSBC World Rugby Seven’s Series title in dramatic Paris finale

AFRICA, AMERICA, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL, SPORTS
PARIS, FranceThe HSBC World Rugby Seven’s Series title was decided in a dramatic fashion after South Africa beat England 24-14 in the final of the HSBC Paris Sevens to clinch the gold medal and retain their series title. In one of the most competitive years in the history of the series, the title went down to the very last match as South Africa required a tournament victory to overtake Fiji in the series standings. South Africa finished the series on top with 182 points, followed by Fiji who took silver with 180 points and New Zealand in third on 150 positions after claiming the bronze medal in Paris with a 38-5 victory over Canada in the third-place play-off. Last year’s series champions South Africa edged past Spain 15-10 in the quarter-final with a try in the fifth minut
Uruguay to play Ghana in opening game of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018

Uruguay to play Ghana in opening game of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, SPORTS
ZURICH, Switzerland The road to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 reached an important milestone on Wednesday, as the Official Draw was held at the Home of FIFA, in Zurich. On 13th November in Montevideo, host nation Uruguay will take on Ghana in the opening game. Also that day, New Zealand will lock horns with tournament debutants Finland in the same section. Defending champions Korea DPR, meanwhile, will open up against Germany in Colonia. The event was attended by Sarai Bareman, FIFA's Chief Women's Football Officer, and Rafael Fernandez, president of the Local Organising Committee. Sarai Bareman and Jaime Yarza, FIFA Head of Tournaments, carried out the draw procedures. Both were assisted by official tournament ambassador Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela) and FIF