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France to host decisive Repechage tournament for Rugby World Cup 2019

The line-up will be completed on August 18 when the Rugby Africa Gold Cup comes to a conclusion with the champions qualifying directly for Japan 2019, and the runners-up entering the repechage

France to host decisive Repechage tournament for Rugby World Cup 2019: • Rugby World Cup Repechage event to be held at Stade Delort in Marseille  • Repechage winner will be twentieth and final qualifier for Rugby World Cup 2019  • Four team round-robin format across three match days in November …

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World.Rugby launches dot rugby as global rugby community invited to join digital revolution

World Rugby unions and regions can avail of exclusive first-chance period

• World.Rugby seamlessly replacing worldrugby.org • World Rugby unions and regions can avail of exclusive first-chance period • Revenue opportunity for unions who choose to join the revolution • Domain secured to protect and promote the global rugby community • Commercial entities will have access to the domain World Rugby…

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World Rugby Press Release: Commanding win puts Namibia a step closer to RWC 2019

Record-breaking Namibia continue their perfect start to the Africa Gold Cup as they chase automatic qualification to Rugby World Cup 2019

Namibia recorded their biggest-ever score in test rugby as they took another step towards reclaiming the Africa Gold Cup with a 118-0 win over Tunisia in Windhoek. Leslie Klim and JC Greyling both scored four tries apiece and Chrysander Botha grabbed a hat-trick in a victory that puts the Welwitchias…

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World Rugby press release: Namibia lead the way in Gold Cup

Namibia head the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 standings after an emphatic 55-6 defeat of Uganda in Windhoek on an opening weekend that saw Zimbabwe and Morocco play out a 23-23 draw in Harare

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…

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World Rugby Press Release: Rugby Africa Gold Cup kicks off African Rugby World Cup qualification

The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, begins on Saturday as the top six teams in Africa, aside from South Africa

The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, begins on Saturday as the top six teams in Africa, aside from South Africa, battle it out for a place at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will…

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World Rugby rankings permutations

With international fixtures taking place across all continents this weekend, including Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifiers in Africa and Europe, there is potential for significant change in the men's World Rugby rankings

With international fixtures taking place across all continents this weekend, including Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifiers in Africa and Europe, there is potential for significant change in the men's World Rugby rankings.   Click here for all the fixtures and permutations: https://goo.gl/Z4ZyUS Click here to view the current rankings: https://goo.gl/FGKCo6…

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

South Africa finished the series on top with 182 points, followed by Fiji who took silver with 180 points

The HSBC World Rugby Seven’s Series title was decided in 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,…

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New Rugby Africa Gold Cup perpetual trophy unveiled ahead of Rugby World Cup qualifiers

The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played across seven match days between 16 June and 18 August 2018

The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, has launched a new trophy and brand at the AIPS congress in Brussels on Tuesday 8 May. The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played across seven match days between 16 June and 18…