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Rugby Africa Cup 2020 season starts with new spectator experience
By Raga House | Wed 13 Nov, 2019 11:43

Earlier this year Rugby Africa announced the new Rugby Africa Cup (RAC). A format that is easier to follow for spectators and more inclusive for teams across the continent. 

On November 23, 2019, the elimination stage kicks off the new season with two matches: Côte d’Ivoire vs Rwanda in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana vs Botswana in Elmina, Ghana. The following matches will be Senegal vs Mauritius in Dakar, Senegal on November 30, 2019 and Madagascar vs Nigeria in Antananarivo, Madagascar on December 1, 2019. 

The matches will be broadcasted live and for free on Rugby Africa’s Facebook page @RugbyAfrique.

Between the elimination series, the group rounds and the final tournament, there will be a total of twenty matches spread over up to sixteen different host countries across Africa. 

About RAC

Starting from November 2019, 16 teams will compete in the new Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) with an aim to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in 2022. This format is more inclusive and easier to follow. 

The top 16 teams based on the African ranking will compete in a single coordinated competition until the last two face each other in the final.

The first stage consists of a qualifying round: the teams ranked 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th will oppose the teams ranked 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th, respectively, in a single match at home. 

The winner of each of these four matches will progress to the group phase. In this second stage, the 12 teams are divided into 4 pools; inside each pool the 3 teams play against each other in a home or away game. The winner of each group will progress to the final tournament of the RAC.

 The top four teams from Africa will meet in one venue for the final stage of the RAC, which will include two semi-finals, a play-off for third place and, ultimately, the final to decide who will be the African champions.

Between the elimination series, the group rounds and the final tournament, there will be a total of twenty matches spread over up to sixteen different host countries across Africa.

-Story distributed by APO

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