LAUSANNE, SwitzerlandAPO Group, the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, has announced an exclusive strategic distribution partnership with Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications. The partnership will bring the Rugby Africa Gold Cup competition to almost one million Getty Images customers. The Gold Cup is Rugby Africa’s flagship competition. It gathers the best six teams on the continent (Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Morocco, Zimbabwe and Tunisia) and matches are played in a league format, with the final match taking place on 18th August. The winner of the tournament will book a place at the Rugby World Cup in Japan in 2019, so the stakes are high. “Sports coverage is the company’s DNA so it is e
NAIROBI, Kenya The Tunisian Rugby team defeat Zimbabwe Rugby team 8-14, to earn 4 points in the competition during the Rugby Africa Gold Cup, a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Just 6 minutes into the game, Mohamed Ali Gafsi camed close to giving Tunisia the lead when he missed a penalty. At minute 24, Mohamed Mliss scored Tunisia’s leading 5 points. His team-mate, Mohamed Ali Gafsi, failed to score the conversion attempt. What went wrong was obviously costly errors from our end. Each time we made a mistake, it got Tunisia back in the game Tunisia’s lead was shortlived. 3 minutes later, Lenience Tambwagra tied the score for Zimbabwe from a try and successfully scored the conversion attempt, putting his team at a 7-5 lead that lasted through the 1st half. L
TUNIS, Tunisia As part of our efforts to grow rugby awareness everywhere in our country and following the decentralization policy of sports events by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, the Tunisian Rugby Union decided to organize the Rugby Africa Gold Cup matches (qualifier for the 2019 World cup in Japan) opposing the Tunisian selection to its counterpart, Zimbabwe, in the city of Beja, on July 07th, 2018. An organising committee was appointed to ensure the good running of this event. After several visits at the match venue and accommodation sites, after various meetings with local authorities (Governor, Mayor, Regional Commissioner for Sports) and after studying the tournament manual and hosting agreement, the Hotel ALADINO was chosen as the accommodation for the Zimbabwean
ACCRA, GhanaThe Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU - Ghana Rugby) has announced the fixtures of the 2018 Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) Sevens Tournament. The tournament will be played in a format similar to the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series with 12 men’s and six women’s sevens teams competing in three men’s and two women’s pools on Saturdays from the end of June to end of August 2018. According to Mr Herbert Mensah, President of Ghana Rugby, the GRCC Sevens will provide both players and spectators with lots of excitement and indeed fun. “Sevens Rugby has become a popular format of the Game of Rugby due to its fast pace and shorter game time and the GRCC Sevens will be a spectacle not to be missed. We invite everybody to open up thei
CAPE TOWN, South Africa The Namibia Senior Rugby team, the Welwitschias has defeated Tunisia 118-00 during the Saturday tournament for the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which is also a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. This was the second win for the Welwitschias following their 55-6 victory over the Uganda Cranes at the same venue a week ago. The match was one sided with the visitor failing to threaten the well-organized Namibian team. Namibia meant business from the start scoring their first try in the second minute through Lesly Klim, which was converted by fly half Cliven Loubser. Captain Johan Deysel added another converted try to make in 12-0 within 10minutes. Klim then added another and Loubser made no mistake with the boot to put the host 21-0 up w...
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
HARARE, Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Sables drew against its opponents the Morocco's Atlas Lion 23 -23 during the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The first half began on a frustrating note for both teams as they each sought to make their way to the try line. Unequally matched, in terms of experience in the competition, the two sides proved to be equally matched on the field as they maintained a 00-00 point deadlock. In the first quarter, Zimbabwe conceded a penalty to Morocco giving fly half and man-of-the-match, Hmidouch Chakir an opportunity to kick for 3 points lead. Zimbabwe fullback Shingirai Katsvere proceeded to bring cheers from the home crowd as he scored earning his first Sables cap, a try which was successfully converted by ...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Pan-African broadcast network Kwese TV is bringing the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 live and exclusive on Kwesé Free Sports, Kwesé Sports 1, the newly launched Kwesé Iflix and Facebook Live from 16th June to 18th August. As the exclusive rights-holder for both TV and all digital platforms, Kwesé TV will be using local facility houses to deliver excellent and seamless coverage of the tournament. 2017 Gold Cup teams Uganda, Namibia, Tunisia, Kenya and Zimbabwe will be joined by Silver Cup winner Morocco to fight for their chance at lifting the 2018 title trophy and an opportunity to accompany South Africa to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. “We are using local facilities to bring African Rugby fans the best broadcast of their favourite game.