2015 Africa Cup

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The 2015 Africa Cup will be the fifteenth edition of the Africa Cup, an annual international rugby union tournament for African nations organised by Rugby Africa.[1][2]

Changes from last season[edit]

Changes from the 2014 Africa Cup:

  • All Division 2 tournaments will be held as 15-a-side tournaments
  •  Tunisia was promoted to Division 1A
  •  Madagascar was relegated to Division 1B
  •  Botswana and  Mauritius were promoted to Division 1B
  •  Cameroon was added to Division 1C, after serving a suspension from Rugby Africa
  •  Morocco was added to Division 1C, despite missing the 2014 tournament.
  •  Congo was added to Division 2 South
  •  Eswatini was relegated to Division 2
  •  Lesotho and  Malawi were added to Division 2.

Division 1A[edit]

Division 1A will be played during June and July 2015. The matches will be hosted by each of the Division 1A teams, with the top two ranked teams (Namibia and Zimbabwe hosting two matches each. The format is a single round robin, home or away format.

The competing teams are:

Key to colours in group tables
Champions
Relegated
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Namibia (22) 3 3 0 0 148 33 +115 9
2  Zimbabwe (27) 3 2 0 1 53 108 –55 6
3  Kenya (29) 3 1 0 2 79 89 –10 3
4  Tunisia (36) 3 0 0 3 37 87 –50 0

Numbers in parentheses are pre-tournament World Rugby rankings

Match Schedule

Division 1B[edit]

Division 1B will be held between 3 and 11 July 2015, in Kampala, Uganda. The competing teams are:

Division 1C[edit]

Division 1C will be held between 22 and 27 June 2015, in Lusaka, Zambia. The competing teams are:

Morocco were originally scheduled to compete, but are not listed on the most recent schedule.[2]

Division 2[edit]

Division 2 is split into regional based tournaments, in the north and south of Africa.

North[edit]

The North Group tournament will be held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso between 23 and 31 May 2015. The competing teams are:

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Niger 3 3 0 0 160 30 +130 15
2  Mali 3 3 0 0 115 24 +91 15
3  Burkina Faso 3 3 0 0 99 10 +89 13
4  Ghana 3 0 0 3 17 64 -47 0
5  Togo 3 0 0 3 34 101 -67 0
6  Benin 3 0 0 3 13 209 -196 0

Match Schedule

South East[edit]

The South-East Group tournament will be held in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo between 25–30 June 2015. The competing teams are:

South[edit]

The South Group tournament will be held in Lesotho between 7–13 June 2015. The competing teams are:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Competitions 2015". Rugby Afrique. 16 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-03-08. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "RUGBY AFRIQUE 2015 COMPETITIONS" (PDF). Rugby Afrique. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Positive start by Namibia". namibian.com.na. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.kenyarfu.com/index.php/national-teams/kenya-xv/1112-simbas-fall-to-narrow-defeat-in-harare
  5. ^ http://www.kenyarfu.com/index.php/national-teams/kenya-xv/1124-simbas-maul-tunisia
  6. ^ http://www.thezimbabwedaily.com/zimbabwe/31824-zimbo-flavour-sables-dismiss-tunisia.html
  7. ^ "Namibia sweep aside Kenya - IOL Sport". iol.co.za. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Namibia thrash Zimbabwe 80-6". namibian.com.na. Retrieved 14 September 2017.