2007 Rugby World Cup – Africa qualification

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In qualifying for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, there is one place available for African teams, and one place in the repechage. In the group rounds, there are three points awarded for a win, two for a draw, and one for a loss. There are no bonus points awarded.

Qualification process[edit]

Round 1a[edit]

Two groups of three teams each, winners of each group playoff for one place in Africa Round 1b.

Round 1b[edit]

Two groups of three teams each, winners of each group qualify for Africa Round 2, second placed teams playoff for the remaining place in Africa Round 2.

Round 2[edit]

Two groups of three teams each, winners of each group qualify for Africa Round 3.

Round 3[edit]

Playoff of the winners of each group in Round 2, winner qualifies for World Cup as Africa 1, Runner up advances to the Repechage Round as Africa 2, to play Europe 4.

Round 1a[edit]

Northern Pool[edit]

Senegal advance to playoff.

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Senegal 2 2 0 0 46 6
 Cameroon 2 1 0 1 4 4
 Nigeria 2 0 0 2 -50 2
Date Match Venue Result
12-Mar-2005 Senegal - Nigeria Dakar (Senegal) 46-6
26-Mar-2005 Cameroon - Senegal Douala (Cameroon) 0-6
16-Apr-2005 Nigeria - Cameroon Lagos (Nigeria) 8-18

Southern Pool[edit]

Zambia advance to playoff.

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Zambia 2 1 0 1 3 4
 Botswana 2 1 0 1 3 4
 Swaziland 2 1 0 1 -6 4
Date Match Venue Result
12-Mar-2005 Swaziland - Zambia Mbabane (Swaziland) 24-23
09-Apr-2005 Zambia - Botswana Lusaka (Zambia) 28-24
23-Apr-2005 Botswana - Swaziland Botswana 19-12

Playoff[edit]

Winner advances to Round 1b (Senegal)

Date Match Venue Result
28-May-2005 Senegal - Zambia Senegal 22-14
04-Jun-2005 Zambia - Senegal Zambia 6-13

Senegal win 35-20 on aggregate

Round 1b[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Ivory Coast qualifies to Round 2, Zimbabwe advance to playoff.

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Ivory Coast 2 2 0 0 44 6
 Zimbabwe 2 1 0 1 -24 4
 Senegal 2 0 0 2 -20 2
Date Match Venue Result
25-Jun-2005 Zimbabwe - Senegal Zimbabwe 21-15
09-Jul-2005 Senegal - Ivory Cast Senegal 6-20
23-Jul-2005 Ivory Coast - Zimbabwe Ivory Coast 33-3

Pool B[edit]

Kenya qualifies to Round 2, Uganda advance to playoff.

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Kenya 2 1 1 0 3 5
 Uganda 2 1 0 1 1 4
 Madagascar 2 0 1 1 -4 3
Date Match Venue Result
11-Jun-2005 Kenya - Madagascar Kenya 24-24
25-Jun-2005 Uganda - Kenya Uganda 5-8
10-Jul-2005 Madagascar - Uganda Madagascar 14-18

Playoff[edit]

Winner advances to Round 2 (Uganda)

Date Match Venue Result
06-Aug-2005 Zimbabwe - Uganda Harare (Zimbabwe) 22-16
20-Aug-2005 Uganda - Zimbabwe Kampala (Uganda) 20-9

Uganda win 36-31 on aggregate

Round 2[edit]

Home AND Away basis.

Pool 1[edit]

Winner (Namibia) qualifies to Round 3.

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Namibia 4 2 0 2 +59 8
 Tunisia 4 2 0 2 +24 8
 Kenya 4 2 0 2 -83 8
Date Match Venue Result
27-May-2006 Namibia - Kenya Windhoek (Namibia) 84-12
10-Jun-2006 Kenya - Tunisia Nairobi (Kenya) 25-21
01-Jul-2006 Tunisia - Namibia Tunis (Tunisia) 24-7
09-Sep-2006 Kenya - Namibia Nairobi (Kenya) 30-26
23-Sep-2006 Tunisia - Kenya Tunis (Tunisia) 31-12
07-Oct-2006 Namibia - Tunisia Windhoek (Namibia) 23-15

Pool 2[edit]

Winner (Morocco) qualifies to Round 3.

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
 Morocco 4 3 1 0 +51 11
 Ivory Coast 4 1 1 2 -28 7
 Uganda 4 1 0 3 -23 6
Date Match Venue Result
03-Jun-2006 Morocco - Uganda Casablanca (Morocco) 36-3
17-Jun-2006 Ivory Coast - Morocco Abidjan (Ivory Coast) 9-9
01-Jul-2006 Uganda - Ivory Coast Kampala (Uganda) 30-7
09-Sep-2006 Uganda - Morocco Kampala (Uganda) 3-5
23-Sep-2006 Ivory Coast - Uganda Abidjan (Ivory Coast) 18-7
07-Oct-2006 Morocco - Ivory Coast Casablanca (Morocco) 23-7

Round 3 – 2006[edit]

Winner (Namibia) qualifies direct to RWC 2007 as Africa 1. Runner up (Morocco) advances to the Repechage Round as Africa 2, to play Europe 4, the winner playing Americas 4 for Repechage 1.

Date Match Venue Result
28-Oct-2006 Namibia - Morocco Windhoek (Namibia) 25-7
11-Nov-2006 Morocco - Namibia Casablanca (Morocco) 8-27

Namibia win 52-15 on aggregate

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