The Rugby Africa Cup 2022, the last qualifying round for Rugby World Cup 2023 will hosted by France 2023
This comes after a call for applications launched to all African member federations of World Rugby as well as to France 2023, the Rugby Africa commissions have reviewed the submissions in the light of very precise criteria to evaluate the offers and enable Rugby Africa’s Executive Committee to choose the host country of the Rugby Africa Cup 2022. Through a voting process, the candidacy of France 2023 was eventually selected.
The Rugby Africa Cup 2022, the last qualifying round for Rugby World Cup France 2023, will bring together the 8 best African teams with Uganda among them.
The knockout tournament will take place in the first half of July with four colorful quarter-finals that were determined at the end of the group stage of the Rugby Africa Cup 2021. Thus, the four group winners Namibia, Senegal, Uganda and Zimbabwe will meet respectively with Burkina Faso, Algeria, Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire. The semi-finals will follow and the long-awaited final. Ranking matches will also be played.
The runners up will still qualify through the Final Qualification Tournament to make one final attempt to qualify for Rugby World Cup 2023
This qualification arrangement relieve regions bodies and unions in managing costs for organizers and participants alike, which is important as everybody recovers from the global COVID-19 pandemic.
- Rugby Africa Cup 2022 quarterfinals:
- QF 1: Namibia vs Burkina Faso
- QF 2: Zimbabwe vs Côte d’Ivoire
- QF 3: Senegal vs Algeria
- QF 4: Uganda vs Kenya
ABOUT RUGBY AFRICA :
It was born in 1986, Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com), previously the African Confederation of Rugby (Confédération Africaine de Rugby – CAR), is one of the six regional associations composing World Rugby (WorldRugby.org), the international organization responsible for the governing of Rugby Union and Rugby Sevens. Rugby Africa unites all African countries which play rugby union, rugby sevens, and women’s rugby. Rugby Africa organizes the qualifying competition for the Rugby World Cup, and Africa Sevens, a qualifying competition for the Olympic Games. Rugby Africa has 39 members.