The 2006 Africa Cup was the seventh edition of highest level rugby union tournament in Africa. In this edition, the tournament expanded from nine nations to twelve leading to a change in the format of the tournament which now includes four pools of three teams. Results from Pool 1 & 2 also counted for the 2007 Rugby World Cup qualifying.

7th Africa Cup
Date8 April 2006 –
2 December 2006
Countries Cameroon
 Ivory Coast
 Kenya
 Madagascar
 Morocco
 Namibia
 Senegal
 South Africa Amateurs[1]
 Tunisia
 Uganda
 Zambia
 Zimbabwe
Final positions
Champions South Africa Amateurs
Runner-up Namibia
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
2005
2007

Pool StageEdit

Pool 1 & 2 were played on home and away basis as they also counted for Round 2 of 2007 Rugby World Cup qualifying. Pool winners qualify for the semi-finals.

Pool 1Edit

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1   Namibia 4 2 0 2 140 81 +59 8
2   Tunisia 4 2 0 2 91 67 +24 8
3   Kenya 4 2 0 2 79 162 -83 8
27 May 2006
Namibia   84 - 12   Kenya

10 June 2006
Kenya   25 - 21   Tunisia

1 July 2006
Tunisia   24 - 7   Namibia

2 September 2006
Kenya   30 - 26   Namibia

16 September 2006
Tunisia   31 - 12   Kenya

7 October 2006
Namibia   23 - 15   Tunisia

Pool 2Edit

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1   Morocco 4 3 1 0 73 22 +51 11
2   Ivory Coast 4 1 1 2 41 73 -32 7
3   Uganda 4 1 0 3 47 66 -19 6
3 June 2006
Morocco   36 - 3   Uganda

17 June 2006
Ivory Coast   9 - 9   Morocco

1 July 2006
Uganda   32 - 7   Ivory Coast

2 September 2006
Uganda   3 - 5   Morocco

16 September 2006
Ivory Coast   18 - 9   Uganda

7 October 2006
Morocco   23 - 7   Ivory Coast

Pool 3Edit

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1   South Africa Amateurs 2 2 0 0 114 14 +100 6
2   Senegal 2 1 0 1 25 100 -75 4
3   Cameroon 2 0 0 2 25 50 -25 2
8 April 2006
Senegal   20 - 16   Cameroon

10 June 2006
South Africa Amateurs   84 - 5   Senegal

1 July 2006
Cameroon   9 - 30   South Africa Amateurs

Pool 4Edit

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1   Madagascar 2 1 1 0 81 40 +41 5
2   Zambia 2 1 0 1 32 69 -37 4
3   Zimbabwe 2 0 1 1 32 36 -4 2
12 August 2006
Zimbabwe   22 - 22   Madagascar

26 August 2006
Madagascar   59 - 18   Zambia

2 September 2006
Zambia   14 - 10   Zimbabwe

Semi-finalsEdit

Second semi-final on home and away because of the 2007 Rugby World Cup qualifying.

7 October 2006
South Africa Amateurs   48 - 6   Madagascar
  • South Africa qualified to final

28 October 2006
Namibia   25 - 7   Morocco

11 November 2006
Morocco   8 - 27   Namibia

FinalEdit

2 December 2006
Namibia   27 - 29   South Africa Amateurs

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ South Africa sent only amateur players