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Kenya Women Qualify for Tokyo 2020

Kenya's women qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, despite losing their Rugby Africa Women's Sevens crown to South Africa

Kenya will compete in their second Olympic Games after finishing runners-up to South Africa in the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens Championship in Monastir, Tunisia. The Lionesses become the eighth team to book their place in the line-up at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games rather than South Africa because the South…

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Africa Women's Sevens marks next stop on road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens will be the third regional qualifier on the road to Tokyo after tournaments in South America and Europe took place in June and July

The Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens tournament, which takes place in Monastir, Tunisia, on 12-13 October will be the next opportunity for a team to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Mustapha Ben Jannet Stadium will host 12 women’s teams across two days as they compete to claim their…

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Rugby Africa Women’s Cup kicks off Rugby World Cup 2021 regional qualification process

Women’s international rugby has a new team with Madagascar set to enter the test arena in Johannesburg

All games will be live streamed from 9-17 August, 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup takes place over three matchdays on 9, 13 and 17 August The winning team will qualify directly for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 The event is the first opportunity for a team to directly qualify through…

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Rugby Africa Helps Drive Record Breaking Year for Global Growth of Rugby

A record number of people are playing rugby worldwide as the sport continues to grow and prosper in Africa and across the globe

9.6 million players globally, including a 28 per cent rise in registered female players; More than one million registered players in Africa – up 26 per cent since 2017; Over 2.2 million girls and boys participated in Get Into Rugby around the world in 2018; South Africa tops global table…

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World Rugby launches global campaign to revolutionise women’s rugby

#TryAndStopUs campaign features 15 inspirational women and girls with ‘unstoppable’ qualities from around the globe

World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) unveils new global identity, brand proposition and campaign for women’s rugby; #TryAndStopUs campaign features 15 inspirational women and girls with ‘unstoppable’ qualities from around the globe; Huge growth in women’s rugby to 2.7 million participants with a 28 per cent increase in registered players since 2017; Biggest…

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Match officials selected for Rugby World Cup 2019: Two South Africans are part of the squad

The match officials were selected by World Rugby’s Match Official Selection Committee following a comprehensive review of performances and fitness

South Africans Jaco Peyper and Marius Jonker are part of the squad of 23 match officials selected to take charge of the 48 matches at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, which runs from 20 September-2 November. World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) has announced the squad of 23 match officials selected to…

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Record hosting interest for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022: Eleven unions – including South Africa and Tunisia – confirmed their expression of interest

The record level of interest is a strong endorsement of the sevens format, which is the driving force behind record rugby fan growth

World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) has confirmed that a record number of unions have formally expressed their interest in hosting Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022. Eleven unions – Argentina, Cayman Islands, France, Germany, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Qatar, Scotland, South Africa and Tunisia – confirmed their expression of interest to the international federation…

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Statement from World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont on the ongoing discussions relating to World Rugby’s World League concept

Contrary to reports, no decisions have been made

Statement from World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont (www.World.Rugby) on the ongoing discussions relating to World Rugby’s World League concept. This is in reaction to ongoing speculation and inaccurate information in the public sphere, which World Rugby cannot yet publicly address owing to the fluid and sensitive nature. “In light of…

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India, China, USA and Brazil top drivers of growth within rugby’s 800 million-strong following

Africa is among the fastest-growing fan-bases with 32.7 million, following South America with 38.2, North America with 52.8 and Asia with 112.5.

Global fanbase increase of 24 per cent since 2013 Major global markets showing strong growth Asia, North America, South America and Africa growing rapidly Short-form content effective in attractive new fans Average fan age decreasing and female fan-share increasing Rugby has nearly 800 million followers globally, while more than 338…

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World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont predicts special Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 as the stars are ready to shine in the Golden City

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont is anticipating a compelling and very special tournament that will further rugby’s global appeal

On the eve of a ground-breaking Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco, World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont is anticipating a compelling and very special event that will further rugby’s global appeal. The three-day, 40-team Rugby World Cup Sevens will be a competition of firsts – the first World…