2012 Africa Cup

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The 2012 Africa Cup was the twelfth edition of the Africa Cup, an annual international rugby union tournament for African nations organised by the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR).[1][2] The tournaments between 2012 and 2014 will also serve as qualifiers for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Changes from last season[edit]

Changes from the 2011 Africa Cup:

  •  Morocco and  Namibia were relegated from Division 1A to Division 1B after withdrawing from the 2011 event.
  •  Uganda and  Zimbabwe were promoted from Division 1B to Division 1A.
  •  Ivory Coast were relegated from Division 1B to Division 1C after withdrawing from the 2011 event.
  •  Senegal were promoted from Division 1C to Division 1B.
  •  Mauritius and  Nigeria were promoted from Division 1D to Division 1C.
  • Division 1D was discontinued.
  • Division 2 (North) and Division 2 (South) were merged into a single Division 2.
  •  Algeria and  Egypt joined in Division 2.
  •  Chad withdrew from Division 2 (North).
  •  Burundi and  Rwanda withdrew from Division 2.
  •  DR Congo,  Congo,  Gabon,  Libya,  Mauritania,  Réunion,  Swaziland and  Tanzania - who all withdrew at some stage for the 2011 tournament - were not included in the 2012 tournament.

Group 1A[edit]

Group 1A was held from 10–14 July in Tunis, Tunisia.

Teams[edit]

The teams competing in Group 1A:

Table[edit]

2012 Africa Cup Group 1A Classification
Pos Team
1  Zimbabwe
2  Uganda
3  Kenya
4  Tunisia
 Zimbabwe were crowned champions.
 Tunisia were relegated to Group 1B.

Results[edit]

Semi Finals[edit]

Third place playoff[edit]

Final[edit]

14 July 2012
 Zimbabwe 22 - 18  Uganda
Try: Karuru 53' c
Con: Tambwera (1/1) 54’
Pen: Tambwera 11', 31', 46’, 59’, 63’
Try: Lubega 70’
Ogwete 77’ c
Con: Kizza (1/2) 77'
Pen: Kinene 48’, 66’
Stade Municipal de Jemmal, Jemmal
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Cyril Lafon (France)
FB 15 Tangai Nemadire
RW 14 Kuda Chiwanza
OC 13 Josh Rowe
IC 12 Daniel Hondo
LW 11 Gardner Nechirounga
FH 10 Lenience Tambwera
SH 9 Scotty Jones Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Norman Mukondiwa
OF 7 Jacques Leitao
BF 6 Shingi Mpofu
RL 5 Costa Dinha Substituted off 52'
LL 4 Jan Ferreira Substituted off 52'
TP 3 Pieter Joubert Substituted off 63'
HK 2 Tatenda Karuru
LP 1 Denford Mutamangira
Replacements:
16 Prayer Chitenderu
17 Brian Makamure Substituted in 63'
18 Fortune Chipendu Substituted in 52'
19 Takunda Chifokoyo Substituted in 52'
20 Charles Jiji Substituted in 75'
21 Tichafara Makwanya
22 Raymond De Jong
FB 15 Benon Kizza
RW 14 Justin Kimono
OC 13 Michael Okobal
IC 12 Paul Kabazzi
LW 11 Bishop Onen Substituted off 50'
FH 10 Edmond Tumusiime
SH 9 Anthony Kinene Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Marvin Odong Substituted off 45'
OF 7 Mathias Ochwo Temporarily suspended from 57' to 67' 57' to 67'
BF 6 Scott Oluoch Temporarily suspended from 45' to 55' 45' to 55'
RL 5 Timothy Dumba Substituted off 45'
LL 4 Romano Ogwal
TP 3 Brian Odong Substituted off 76'
HK 2 Alex Mubiru Substituted off 74'
LP 1 Ronald Adigasi
Replacements:
16 Solomon Mawanda Substituted in 74'
17 Asuman Mugerwa Substituted in 76'
18 Joel Anguyo Substituted in 45'
19 Steven Ogwete Substituted in 45'
20 Knoren Olwen
21 Ambrose Kamanyire Substituted in 63'
22 Felix Lubega Substituted in 64'

Touch judges:
Bouked Hamda (Tunisia)
Mehdi Hzssayoun (Tunisia)

[3] [4]

Group 1B[edit]

Group 1B was held from 4–11 July in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Teams[edit]

The teams competing in Group 1B:

Table[edit]

2011 Africa Cup Group 1B Classification
Pos Team
1  Madagascar
2  Namibia
3  Senegal
4  Morocco
 Madagascar were promoted to Group 1A.
 Morocco were relegated to Group 1C and eliminated from the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Results[edit]

Semi Finals[edit]

Third place playoff[edit]

Final[edit]

Madagascar
FB 15 Bernard Razafindranaivo Substituted off 52'
RG 14 Benjaniaina Rakotoarivelo
OC 13 Sidonie Rakotoarisoa
IC 12 Rija Edmond Rakotoarimanana
LW 11 Jacquot Harinirina
FH 10 José Rakoto Harison (c)
SH 9 Bienvenue Mananjarasoa
N8 8 Tahina Randrianarison Substituted off 74'
OF 7 Rodolphe Andriambololona
BF 6 Boniface Rebearilala Toussain
RL 5 Claudio Ravelonomenjanahary
LL 4 Tolotra Ratsimba Ramaromiantso
TP 3 Christian Andrianjaka
HK 2 Hasina Rakotoarivelo Substituted off 69'
LP 1 Rodolphe Randriamanantena Substituted off 56'
Replacements:
16 Vonjiniana Adriamananjara
17 Donald Rakotonialoma Substituted off 56'
18 Bruno Rakotonirina Substituted off 74'
19 Tiana Ravelomanantsoa Substituted off 69'
20 Simon Randrianantenaina
21 Herilaza Ramanoelina
22 Heriso Rasoanaivo Substituted off 52'
Coach:
Madagascar Berthin Rafalimanana
Namibia
FB 15 Justin Nel
RW 14 Lean Stoop Substituted off 47'
OC 13 Danie Dames
IC 12 Arthur Bouwer
LW 11 Chrysander Botha Temporarily suspended from 31' to 41' 31' to 41'
FH 10 Theuns Kotzé
SH 9 Eugene Jantjies
N8 8 PJ van Lill (c)
OF 7 Morné Blom
BF 6 Petrus Human
RL 5 Heinz Koll
LL 4 Hendrik Franken Substituted off 60'
TP 3 Collen Smith
HK 2 Shaun Esterhuizen Substituted off 65'
LP 1 Johnny Redelinghuys
Replacements:
16 Carel Swanepoel Substituted in 65'
17 Martin Goeieman
18 Shaun du Preez
19 Harold Kasera Substituted in 60'
20 Herman Ströh Substituted in 47' Temporarily suspended from 76' to 86' 76' to 86'
21 Godwin Walters
22 Roger Thompson
Coach:
Namibia Danie Vermeulen

Touch judges:
Mauritius Gauthier Ozoux
Réunion Willy Pondgera

Group 1C[edit]

Group 1C was held on 22–28 July in Gaborone, Botswana. There were three rounds, with no final.[6]

Cameroon withdraw at a very late stage, and as such, the tournament was reduced to a 5-team tournament.[7]

Teams[edit]

The teams competing in Group 1C:

Games[edit]

Game Day 1[edit]

22 July 2012
14:00
 Mauritius 26 – 22  Nigeria
Try: Erik Wiehe Lagesse 5',
Jean Philippe Montocchio 34'
Con: Robert Boulle (2)
Pen: Robert Boulle (4)
[1] Try: Ejike Uzoigwe 57',
Adedoyin Layade 70',
David Akinluyi 79'
Con: David Akinluyi (2)
Pen: David Akinluyi
UB Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana
Referee: Uganda Denis Anguyo

22 July 2012
16:00
 Botswana 23 – 15  Zambia
Try: Munyaradzi Mhonda 33',
Jerome Alabu 40',
Batsile Kabo 53'
Con: Mawela Ntjidzibiki
Pen: Mawela Ntjidzibiki (2)
[2] Try: Benaya Mukwamba 67',
Daniel Sakala 80'
Con: Benaya Mukwamba
Drop: Benaya Mukwamba
UB Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana
Referee: Zimbabwe Gabriel Masenda

Game Day 2[edit]

25 July 2012
16:00
 Ivory Coast 29 – 17  Nigeria
Try: Kassi Anzian 9',
Oscar Lasme 45'
Con: Jean Oulama (2)
Pen: Jean Oulama (4)
Drop: Jean Oulama
[3] Try: Olawale Doherty 70'
Pen: Aliyu Shelleng (4)
UB Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana
Referee: Botswana Emmanuel Masinki

Game Day 3[edit]

28 July 2012
14:00 CAT
 Ivory Coast 24 – 18  Zambia
Try: Issiaka Meite 24',
Oscar Lasme 30'
Con: Jean Oulouma
Pen: Jean Oulouma (4)
[4] Try: John Mulenga 7',
Angel Chibwe 11'
Con: John Mulenga
Pen: 2 penalties
UB Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana
Referee: Botswana Emmanuel Massinki

28 July 2012
16:00 CAT
 Botswana 25 – 14  Mauritius
Try: Bernard De Beer 8',
Munyaradzi Mhonda 23',
Tshoganetso Katse 71'
Con: Eddie Oosthuizen (2)
Pen: Eddie Oosthuizen (2)
[5] Try: Erik Wiehe Lagesse 35'
Pen: Dominique Rey (2),
Robert Boulle
UB Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana
Referee: Kenya Andrew Karani

Final Table[edit]

Promoted to 2013 Africa Cup Div 1B
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Botswana 2 2 0 0 48 29 +19 8
2  Ivory Coast 2 2 0 0 53 35 +18 8
3  Mauritius 2 1 0 1 40 47 -7 4
4  Zambia 2 0 0 2 33 47 -14 1
5  Nigeria 2 0 0 2 39 55 -16 1

Division 2[edit]

Division 2 was held on 29–30 June in Lomé, Togo. The tournament was played under Rugby 7's laws.[8]

Teams[edit]

The teams competing in Division 2:

Pool A[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Burkina Faso 3 1 2 0 26 19 +7 7
2  Mali 3 2 0 1 26 19 +7 6
3  Egypt 3 1 1 1 40 33 +7 5
4  Benin 3 0 1 2 15 36 -21 2

Match Schedule






Pool B[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Niger 3 3 0 0 38 5 +33 9
2  Ghana 3 2 0 1 22 12 +10 6
3  Togo A 3 1 0 2 17 17 0 3
4  Togo B 3 0 0 3 0 43 -43 0

Match Schedule






Knockout Stage[edit]

Plate Semi-Finals[edit]


Cup Semi-Finals[edit]


Seventh Place Game[edit]

Plate Final[edit]

Third Place Game[edit]

Cup Final[edit]

Under-19[edit]

An Under-19 competition was held from 25 Aug - 1 Sep in Harare, Zimbabwe. The winner will qualify for the 2013 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy. The winner of Division B (Madagascar) will replace the last place finisher in Division A (Tunisia) for the 2013 tournament.[9]

Teams[edit]

The teams competing in the Under-19 competition:
Division A

Division B

Uganda pulled out of Division B, and was replaced with a Harare U19 Select XV.

Division A[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Namibia 3 3 0 0 127 41 +86 9
2  Zimbabwe 3 2 0 1 78 54 +24 6
3  Kenya 3 1 0 2 43 62 -19 3
4  Tunisia 3 0 0 3 17 108 -91 0

Match Schedule






Division B[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1 Harare Select XV 3 2 1 0 94 51 +43 7
2  Madagascar 3 2 1 0 81 51 +30 7
3  Morocco 3 1 0 2 64 100 -36 3
4  Zambia 3 0 0 3 47 84 -37 0

Match Schedule






See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Competition schedule 2012". Confederation of African Rugby. 2012-01-28. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  2. ^ "2012 International Rugby Fixtures". rugbyinternational.net. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  3. ^ Tocallaghan. "Africa Cup 2012 Division 1A Match Sheets". Confederation Africaine du Rugby. Confederation Africaine du Rugby. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "African Rugby 2012 and into 2013". FIRA-AER Forum. 4 July 2012. p. 26. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Griffiths, John (1 August 2012). "The Olympics, high-scoring draws and Cambridge dual-captains". Ask John. ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.rugbymauritius.com/default.aspx?PageId=220
  7. ^ "Confederation Africa de Rugby". 22 July 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/SportsArchive/artikel.php?ID=243769
  9. ^ "Namibia qualify for JWRT 2013". IRB. 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2012-09-28.