2008–09 Africa Cup

The 2008-2009 Africa Cup is the ninth edition of highest level rugby union tournament in Africa. The competition involves twelve teams that are divided into two zones (North and South). Each zone is then divided into two pools of three. Each pool winner then qualifies for a semi-final; the semi-final winners then play each other in the final.

9th Africa Cup
Tournament details
Date14 May 2008–
27 November 2009
No. of nations19
Final positions
Champions Namibia
Runner-up Tunisia
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
2007
2010

TeamsEdit

FormatEdit

The tournament will be used as the first stage of qualification for Rugby World Cup 2011. The top two teams will progress in the World Cup and qualify for the 2009 Africa Cup, which will be the main tournament for the African qualifiers. Swaziland, Nigeria and Botswana have been added to the qualification process as they possess an IRB ranking. A two-legged playoff between the two lowest ranked teams from the south (Botswana and Swaziland) and the two lowest ranked teams from the north (Cameroon and Nigeria) will begin the tournament to take the competition numbers from 14 to 12 to make the group stage four groups of three teams.

Playoff RoundEdit

11 May 2008
Cameroon   26 - 6   Nigeria

17 May 2008
Botswana   25 - 7   Eswatini

Pool StageEdit

Pool winners qualify for the semi-finals. Top teams also progress to second stage of world cup qualification, in the 2009 Africa Cup. Pools determined through world rankings.[1]

Bonus point system: 4 points for a win, 2 for a draw, 0 for a loss, 1 point for scoring four tries in a game, 1 point for losing by seven or less.

Pool AEdit

Team P W D Lost For Ag. Diff. TB LB Points Notes
  Namibia 2 2 0 0 48 31 +17 1 0 9 To semifinals
  Senegal 1 0 0 1 10 13 -3 0 1 1 to 2009 Africa Throphy North
  Zimbabwe 1 0 0 1 21 35 -14 0 0 0 to 2009 Africa Throphy South

14 June 2008
  Senegal 10-13   Namibia


  Zimbabwe Cancelled   Senegal


2 August 2008
  Namibia 35-21   Zimbabwe

Pool BEdit

Team P W D Lost For Ag. Diff. TB LB Points Notes
  Ivory Coast 2 2 0 0 53 18 +35 1 0 9 to semifinals
  Morocco 2 1 0 1 38 39 -1 1 0 5 to 2009 Africa Throphy North
  Zambia 2 0 0 2 27 61 -34 0 0 0 to 2009 Africa Throphy South

14 June 2008
Zambia   18 - 29   Morocco


2 August 2008
Morocco   9 - 21   Ivory Coast

Pool CEdit

Team P W D Lost For Ag. Diff. TB LB Points Notes
  Tunisia 2 2 0 0 60 25 +35 1 0 9 to semifinals
  Kenya 2 1 0 1 91 52 +39 1 0 5 to 2009 Africa Throphy North
  Cameroon 2 0 0 2 18 92 -74 0 1 1 to 2009 Africa Throphy North
14 June 2008
Cameroon   12 - 16   Tunisia

12 July 2008
Kenya   76 - 8   Cameroon

2 August 2008
Tunisia   44 - 15   Kenya

Pool DEdit

Team P W D Lost For Ag. Diff. TB LB Points Notes
  Uganda 2 2 0 0 59 32 +27 2 0 10 to semifinals
  Madagascar 2 1 0 1 67 47 +20 1 0 5 to 2009 Africa Throphy South
  Botswana 2 0 0 2 25 72 -47 0 0 0 to 2009 Africa Throphy South
14 June 2008
Botswana   10 - 27   Uganda


2 August 2008
Uganda   32 - 22   Madagascar

SemifinalsEdit

Semi finals and final of this edition of the Africa Cup are to take place in 2009 doubling as the final leg of African Rugby World Cup qualification.

13 June 2009
Uganda   17 - 41   Tunisia

27 June 2009
Tunisia   38 - 13   Uganda

  • Tunisia won the series with aggregate results of 79-30

27 June 2009
Namibia   54 - 14   Ivory Coast

  • Namibia won the series with aggregate results of 67-27

FinalEdit

14 November 2009
Tunisia   13 - 18   Namibia

28 November 2009
Namibia   22 - 10   Tunisia
  • Namibia won the series with aggregate results of 40-23

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