Source: The United Kingdom's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport |

African tech firms invited to join UK-led growth project

The United Kingdom (UK)’s Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport launches scheme to develop next generation of African start-ups

Application process underway as government ministers and business leaders attend first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit; Africa has a fast-growing tech sector which is driving growth and creating jobs on the continent Some of Africa’s most innovative start-ups are invited to take part in a global tech project to take their…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Leos look unstoppable in march towards Kenya Cup promotion

The Madaraka based students have won all 11 of their outings to date

With five rounds of action left heading into the playoffs, Strathmore Leos look unstoppable in their quest for a quick return to the Kenya Cup. Relegated after an 11 year spell at the close of the 2018/19 season, the Madaraka based students have won all 11 of their outings to…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Blak Blad keep survival hopes alive as playoff race remains tight

The battle to fill all the playoff qualification slots looks set to be a drawn out battle over the remaining five rounds

Kenyatta University side Blak Blad gave their Kenya Cup survival hopes a massive boost with a 44-0 defeat of visiting Western Bulls, a result that saw the students climb out of the relegation zone, swapping places with Bulls despite both sides being level on points after Saturday’s action. The battle…

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Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Nationwide Round Up

Shamas and Swara continued with their winning form in the clubs category, maintaining the top two positions after Saturday’s matches

NAIROBI: MKU Nairobi and Administration Police Warriors took advantage of Daystar Falcons inactivity this past weekend to climb to the summit of the Nationwide Nairobi University league. MKU Nairobi posted a 16-5 win away to Co-operative University to go top on 34 points, one clear of the AP Warriors (33…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Four South African (SA) referees on 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby Referee panel

The 39-year-old Peyper is the most experienced referee on the panel with 106 competition matches under his belt

The experienced Jaco Peyper, along with AJ Jacobs, Rasta Rasivhenge and Marius van der Westhuizen are the four South African referees on the 12-man Vodacom Super Rugby referee panel for the 2020 season, SANZAAR confirmed on Monday. The 39-year-old Peyper is the most experienced referee on the panel with 106…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks on track for 2020 – Powell

Powell and his troops have arrived in Hamilton, where the HSBC New Zealand Sevens will be contested at FMG Stadium Waikato on Saturday and Sunday

The end goal for their 2019/20 season is the Olympic Games in Japan, but for the Blitzboks there are also some very real challenges and objectives in the coming months. One of those, according to Springbok Sevens coach, Neil Powell, will be to “play to their potential” in the HSBC…

Source: Ghana Rugby Football Union |

Ghana Rugby Initiates “EagleWise” Player Safety and Welfare Programme

“EagleWise - Safety Through Wisdom” Task Team has been appointed to investigate the establishment of a player safety and welfare programme

Ghana Rugby’s (http://GhanaRugby.org) President, Mr Herbert Mensah, has initiated the first step towards the development of a comprehensive player safety and welfare programme by appointing a task team to elaborate on the establishment of an “EagleWise - Safety Through Wisdom” programme for Ghana. The importance of PLAYER SAFETY in today’s…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks keen to go and do the work - Du Preez

This time, Du Preez and his fellow Springbok Sevens team mates departed Cape Town for New Zealand, where the third tournament of the World Series will take place on 25 and 26 January

After 71 tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, one could expect Blitzboks sweeper, Branco du Preez, to show some reluctance in boarding another intercontinental flight to yet another tournament on the other side of the world. This time, Du Preez and his fellow Springbok Sevens team mates departed…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Push for playoff qualification intensifies as action enters match day 11; Eldoret hosts double header as Championship enters match day 11

Seventh placed Stanbic Mwamba, Kenya Cup semifinalists last season are at home to sixth placed Top Fry Nakuru at the Railway Club

The match day 11 fixtures for Saturday 18 January 2020 are no exception, especially when you consider the fact that only four points separate the teams in sixth and eighth positions with the playoffs looming large. Seventh placed Stanbic Mwamba, Kenya Cup semifinalists last season are at home to sixth…

South African Rugby Union
Source: South African Rugby Union |

South Africa (SA) Rugby celebrates Latsha’s rise to professional rugby

Springbok Women’s prop and 2019 captain, Babalwa Latsha, has added another feather to her rugby cap by joining Spanish club SD Eibar Femenino

The rugby-playing pathway provided by SA Rugby (www.SARugby.co.za) for South African women has passed a notable a landmark with a first professional contract for a female XV-a-side player. Springbok Women’s prop and 2019 captain, Babalwa Latsha, has added another feather to her rugby cap by joining Spanish club SD Eibar…