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Nigeria Rugby Union Board congratulates World Rugby Chairman and Executives

Nigeria Rugby Union Board congratulates World Rugby Chairman and Executives

AFRICA, Nigeria, RUGBY
Ex-England skipper Beaumont defeated his former deputy, ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot, by 28 votes to 23 last weekend NRFF Board has congratulated Sir Bill Beaumont for ‘winning’ another term to serve as World Rugby Chairman. Ex-England skipper Beaumont defeated his former deputy, ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot, by 28 votes to 23 last weekend. NRFF President; Kelechukwu Mbagwu says Beaumomt deserves another term to complete the good work he had started after taking charge four years ago. “Mr. Chairman, accept congratulations for the unwavering support by the entire Rugby fraternity in Nigeria. “The Rugby World has given you another term in belief that you will continue to lead us in the right direction". “As you begin your second term in office, it is our fi...
Ghana Rugby helps May 9th Remembered Foundation to extend support

Ghana Rugby helps May 9th Remembered Foundation to extend support

AFRICA, ghana, RUGBY
The President of Ghana Rugby and Former Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Mr Herbert Mensah, echoed the COVID-19 call for “Safety First” at the 19th commemoration anniversary of the tragic Accra Sports Stadium disaster that struck on 9 May 2001 in Accra, Ghana. Due to restrictions imposed as a result of the 2020 novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, this year’s commemoration was limited to a small gathering of persons with disability who again received mobility aids donated by DESO. DESO (Disabled Equipment Sent Overseas) is a UK based charity run by ‘Aunty Mavis’, a British-Ghanaian woman whose charity work in Ghana spans over 64 years. A number of Ghana Rugby’s national men’s and women’s players, the Ghana Eagles, who wore Ghana Rugby branded face masks with the message, “PLAY YOUR PART...
Rwanda Rugby Federation Supports clubs in light of COVID-19

Rwanda Rugby Federation Supports clubs in light of COVID-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, RUGBY, RWANDA, Sports
The support were given to players through their clubs such as Kigali sharks RFC, Lions de Fer RFC, Resilience RFC,Muhanga Thunders RFC, Puma Kamonyi RFC, Burera Tigers RFC Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) Rwanda Rugby Federation donate Food today to support most vulnerable players across all active clubs in the country due to covid -19 pandemic. The Rwanda Rugby Federation supported this category of players with basic food stuff  as way to help players to overcome the effect of Covid -19 lockdown as many players lost their jobs and were unable to earn as they would normaly. The support were given to players through their clubs such as (Kigali sharks RFC , Lions de Fer RFC, Resilience RFC,Muhanga Thunders RFC, Puma Kamonyi RFC, Burera Tigers RFC )and  Clubs will di...
Aled Walters to return to the United Kingdom

Aled Walters to return to the United Kingdom

AFRICA, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL, RUGBY, South Africa, Sports, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
Walters said he enjoyed his time with the Springboks and added that he is returning to United Kingdom for personal reasons Aled Walters, who has been the Springboks’ Head of Athletic Performance since 2018, has been released from his contract and will leave South Africa to join an overseas club in June, SA Rugby announced on Tuesday. Aled Walters, has been the Springboks’ Head of Athletic Performance since 2018 Rassie Erasmus, Director of Rugby, paid tribute to the important contribution Walters has made during his tenure of two years with the Springboks. “It’s obviously sad to lose someone of Aled’s ability, but we understand that the unprecedented times we are in, brings about difficult challenges and we respect his wish to return to the UK,” said Erasmus. “Aled has made ...
Ghana Rugby congratulates World Rugby EXCO Members on Election Results

Ghana Rugby congratulates World Rugby EXCO Members on Election Results

AFRICA, ghana, RUGBY, Sports
Mr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairperson of Ghana Rugby, issued letters of congratulations to the re-elected Chairperson of World Rugby, Sir Bill Beaumont, as well as to the African EXCO Members Mr Khaled Babbou (President: Rugby Africa) and Mr Mark Alexander (President: South African Rugby Union). World Rugby unexpectedly announced the result of the just-ended election of a new World Rugby Executive Committee. The new Executive Committee will comprise of Sir Bill Beaumont (Chairman), Bernard Laporte (Vice-Chairman), Brett Gosper (Chief Executive), Angela Ruggiero (Independent), Lord Mervyn Davies (Independent); Mark Alexander (South African Rugby Union), Khaled Babbou (Rugby Africa), Bart Campbell (New Zealand Rugby), Gareth Davies (Welsh Rugby Union), John Jeffrey (Scott...
Sports: Former Kotoko Coach Middendorp Joins Ghana Rugby Lockdown Challenge

Sports: Former Kotoko Coach Middendorp Joins Ghana Rugby Lockdown Challenge

AFRICA, African stars, celebrity, CELEBRITY GOSSIP, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, RUGBY, Soccer, Sports
Former Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak Coach Ernest Middendorp joined the “Ghana Rugby COVID-19 ‘Stay safe, healthy and productive!’ Challenge” issued by its President, Herbert Mensah. Former Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak Coach Ernest Middendorp  In his message to the Ghana Rugby Family and Friends Middendorp said that it is a difficult time for all involved in sport but that he has accepted the limitations that come with the pandemic. “Stay at home, stay safe! On the other hand, there are so many things that one can do such as reading and writing,” Middendorp said. Middendorp also hinted that he is working on his own biography and will use the lockdown time to try and finish it by the time the lockdown is lifted. Middendorp was brought to Ghana when Mensah was Chairman o...
AFRICA: Rugby Africa Cup 2020 sets a first milestone for gender equality in rugby.

AFRICA: Rugby Africa Cup 2020 sets a first milestone for gender equality in rugby.

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, RUGBY, Sports
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 8, 2020/ -- Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com/) (celebrates International Woman’s Day and its #EachForEqual initiative with the announcement that the women’s and men’s edition of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 will concur at the same time. Whenever suitable, the women’s match will be played as a curtain raiser in the same venue as the men’s matches.“This is a logic step to implement our vision for a gender equal sport. We are dedicated to take leadership in women’s rugby and look forward to developing grass root sports as well as the flagship competitions towards a gender equal game. In a next step we need to look at creating tournaments in the various regions to organically develop and grow team participation. Women in rugby is one of our key ...
SPORTS: Blitzboks stay in World Series Hunt after Fourth Place in Vancouver.

SPORTS: Blitzboks stay in World Series Hunt after Fourth Place in Vancouver.

RUGBY, Sports
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 9, 2020/ -- The Springbok Sevens team will return to South Africa on Wednesday with 37 out of a possible 44 log points gained on the North American leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, which includes a first HSBC LA Sevens crown, and a consolidated second place on the series standings.However, defeats to New Zealand (27-15) in the semi-final and Canada (26-19) in the bronze medal match in Vancouver spoiled a nine match winning streak on tour and lost them their HSBC Canada Sevens crown in BC Place early on Monday morning (SA time).Those defeats will hurt the team for a while, admitted Blitzboks coach Neil Powell, as they were untimely reminders that a lack of discipline and unforced errors are poison in any team's diet.The Blitzboks started...
AFRICA: Imbokodo to face familiar foes in Stellenbosch.

AFRICA: Imbokodo to face familiar foes in Stellenbosch.

AFRICA, RUGBY, South Africa, Sports
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 7, 2020/ -- The Springbok Women's Sevens team were drawn with China, Poland and Mexico in Pool A of the inaugural HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series tournament for women, to be played on 28-29 March at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch. Japan, Papua New Guinea, Kazakhstan and Belgium will contest Pool B, and Scotland, Kenya, Argentina and Colombia will play in Pool C. The pools were announced in Vancouver on Friday. There will be familiar faces in abundance in Pool A as the Imbokodo have played all three opponents in recent tournaments. They beat against Mexico in the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in San Francisco, but lost to China in the final of the Hong Kong World Series Qualifier tournament earlier that year. The ...
SPORTS: Funding of Rugby drives Ghana Stakeholder Congress.

SPORTS: Funding of Rugby drives Ghana Stakeholder Congress.

ghana, RUGBY, Sports
ACCRA, Ghana, February 25, 2020/ -- The golden thread throughout the Ghana Rugby (http://GhanaRugby.org) 2020 Stakeholder Congress (GRSC) (https://bit.ly/39UQRBg) was the Union’s ability to fund its operations in light of the increased demands brought about by its rapid development. Mr James N.A. Nunoo, Vice President and Board Member of Ghana Rugby, acted as Chairperson of the GRSC and expressed his hopes that the Congress will result in constructive inputs for the revised strategic direction of Ghana Rugby. In the opening address Mr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, said that Ghana Rugby has come a long way since its previous Stakeholder Congress in 2014. “Since 2014 when we started with a clean slate an enormous lot has changed. The changed ...