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2016 Africa Cup
|Governing body||Rugby Africa|
|Most titles||Namibia (6 titles)|
The Africa Cup is an annual rugby union tournament involving African nations, organised by Rugby Africa. The tournament was first held in 2000, and has since been contested on an annual basis. Prior to being renamed the Africa Cup in 2006, the tournament was known as the CAR Top 9 and CAR Top 10.
Due to its too high level, South Africa is the best African nation. It did compete five times and won the competition three times. The Springboks aligned on these occasions were the under 23 or amateur players (in 2005, 2006 and 2007).
The African Cup of Rugby Union took place for the first time in 2000, with five teams taking part in the event, Morocco, Tunisia, Namibia, Zimbabwe and the hopes South Africa, the winner of the competition. In 2004, a second division called CAR Development Trophy and named now African Development Trophy, actually, it's reserved to U19 national teams. In 2006, the Africa Cup was coupled with the Rugby World Cup qualification, the winner qualified to the Rugby World Cup. In 2011, a Division 1A is created and in 2014, the division takes place in the form of a four-team championship.
The competition has several levels, with a system of promotion-relegation. The Africa Cup (level 1A), Division 1B and Division 1C.
There will be 23 nations playing in the 2016 Africa Cup. They are split into several divisions. The highest division is called Division 1A and the winner of this division will be crowned Africa Cup champions. The other divisions are Division 1B, Division 1C and Division 2 (Centre and West). The highest placed team in each division (except Division 1A) will be promoted and the last-placed team in each division will be relegated.
Below is a list of previous tournaments and final results:
|2000||South Africa Amateurs||44–14||Morocco||Casablanca|
|2001||South Africa Amateurs||36–20||Morocco||Casablanca|
|2006||South Africa Amateurs||29–27||Namibia||Windhoek|
|2010||Not assigned *|
The overall record of the teams are as follows:
|Namibia||6 (2002, 2004, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016)||2 (2003, 2006)|
|South Africa Amateurs||3 (2000, 2001, 2006)||0|
|Morocco||2 (2003, 2005)||3 (2000, 2001, 2004)|
|Kenya||2 (2011, 2013)||1 (2016)|
|Zimbabwe||1 (2012)||3 (2013, 2014, 2015)|
|Uganda||1 (2007)||1 (2012)|
|Tunisia||0||3 (2002, 2009, 2011)|
|Madagascar||0||2 (2005, 2007)|
- "SA U23 away to Morocco for final". news24.com. June 26, 2001.