Kenya Under 20 scrum-half Samuel Asati in action against Zambia. Photo Courtesy/Denis Acre-Half,

Rugby Africa 15s: Kenya Simbas pool B opponents confirmed


Pool B and D of Rugby Cup 15s scheduled to commence in June 2020 are complete following two matches of the elimination stage played last weekend.

Kenya Simbas who finished second in the 2018 Africa Gold Cup which also served as the World Cup Qualification are seeded top in Pool B and will battle with Morocco, a team they played against last year.

Paul Odera coached side will be joined by Côte d’Ivoire who whipped Rwanda 60-3 in Abidjan on 23 November at the elimination phase to qualify for the pool stage.

Pool D will have Tunisia, Victoria Cup winners Zimbabwe and Ghana. Ghana beat Botswana 36-25 to reach the Pool stage phase. Giants Namibia are in Pool A together with Zambia and are waiting on the winner of the clash pitting Madagascar and Nigeria to join them.

Pool C will see Uganda, Algeria and the winner of Senegal vs Mauritius square out.  Winners of each pool will proceed to the semi-final.


Elimination stage: November 2019 – 4 single matches

23 November:

Côte d’Ivoire 60-3 Rwanda

Ghana 36-25 Botswana

30 November

Senegal vs Mauritius in Dakar


1 December:

Madagascar vs Nigeria in Antananarivo

Group stage: From June 2020 onwards – 3 matches per group, 12 in total

Group A: Namibia, Zambia, Winner of the match Madagascar vs Nigeria

Group B: Kenya, Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire

Group C: Uganda, Algeria, Winner of the match Senegal vs Mauritius

Group D: Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Ghana

Final stage: July to August 2020 – 4 matches

Semi-final 1: Group A Winner vs Group D Winner

Semi-final 2: Group B Winner vs Group C Winner

Play-off for 3rd place: Loser of semi-final 1 vs Loser of semi-final 2

Grand final: Winner of Semi-final 1 vs Winner of semi-final 2


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