The 2012 Africa Cup was the twelfth edition of the Africa Cup, an annual international rugby union tournament for African nations organised by the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR).[1][2] The tournaments between 2012 and 2014 will also serve as qualifiers for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Changes from last seasonEdit

Changes from the 2011 Africa Cup:

  •   Morocco and   Namibia were relegated from Division 1A to Division 1B after withdrawing from the 2011 event.
  •   Uganda and   Zimbabwe were promoted from Division 1B to Division 1A.
  •   Ivory Coast were relegated from Division 1B to Division 1C after withdrawing from the 2011 event.
  •   Senegal were promoted from Division 1C to Division 1B.
  •   Mauritius and   Nigeria were promoted from Division 1D to Division 1C.
  • Division 1D was discontinued.
  • Division 2 (North) and Division 2 (South) were merged into a single Division 2.
  •   Algeria and   Egypt joined in Division 2.
  •   Chad withdrew from Division 2 (North).
  •   Burundi and   Rwanda withdrew from Division 2.
  •   DR Congo,   Congo,   Gabon,   Libya,   Mauritania,   Réunion,   Eswatini and   Tanzania - who all withdrew at some stage for the 2011 tournament - were not included in the 2012 tournament.

Group 1AEdit

Group 1A was held from 10–14 July in Tunis, Tunisia.

TeamsEdit

The teams competing in Group 1A:

TableEdit

2012 Africa Cup Group 1A Classification
Pos Team
1   Zimbabwe
2   Uganda
3   Kenya
4   Tunisia
  Zimbabwe were crowned champions.
  Tunisia were relegated to Group 1B.

ResultsEdit

Semi FinalsEdit

Third place playoffEdit

FinalEdit

14 July 2012
  Zimbabwe 22 - 18   Uganda
Try: Karuru 53' c
Con: Tambwera (1/1) 54’
Pen: Tambwera 11', 31', 46’, 59’, 63’
Try: Lubega 70’
Ogwete 77’ c
Con: Kizza (1/2) 77'
Pen: Kinene 48’, 66’
FB 15 Tangai Nemadire
RW 14 Kuda Chiwanza
OC 13 Josh Rowe
IC 12 Daniel Hondo
LW 11 Gardner Nechirounga
FH 10 Lenience Tambwera
SH 9 Scotty Jones   75'
N8 8 Norman Mukondiwa
OF 7 Jacques Leitao
BF 6 Shingi Mpofu
RL 5 Costa Dinha   52'
LL 4 Jan Ferreira   52'
TP 3 Pieter Joubert   63'
HK 2 Tatenda Karuru
LP 1 Denford Mutamangira
Replacements:
16 Prayer Chitenderu
17 Brian Makamure   63'
18 Fortune Chipendu   52'
19 Takunda Chifokoyo   52'
20 Charles Jiji   75'
21 Tichafara Makwanya
22 Raymond De Jong
FB 15 Benon Kizza
RW 14 Justin Kimono
OC 13 Michael Okobal
IC 12 Paul Kabazzi
LW 11 Bishop Onen   50'
FH 10 Edmond Tumusiime
SH 9 Anthony Kinene   63'
N8 8 Marvin Odong   45'
OF 7 Mathias Ochwo   57' to 67'
BF 6 Scott Oluoch   45' to 55'
RL 5 Timothy Dumba   45'
LL 4 Romano Ogwal
TP 3 Brian Odong   76'
HK 2 Alex Mubiru   74'
LP 1 Ronald Adigasi
Replacements:
16 Solomon Mawanda   74'
17 Asuman Mugerwa   76'
18 Joel Anguyo   45'
19 Steven Ogwete   45'
20 Knoren Olwen
21 Ambrose Kamanyire   63'
22 Felix Lubega   64'

Touch judges:
Bouked Hamda (Tunisia)
Mehdi Hzssayoun (Tunisia)

[3][4]

Group 1BEdit

Group 1B was held from 4–11 July in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

TeamsEdit

The teams competing in Group 1B:

TableEdit

2011 Africa Cup Group 1B Classification
Pos Team
1   Madagascar
2   Namibia
3   Senegal
4   Morocco
  Madagascar were promoted to Group 1A.
  Morocco were relegated to Group 1C and eliminated from the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

ResultsEdit

Semi FinalsEdit

Third place playoffEdit

FinalEdit

Madagascar
FB 15 Bernard Razafindranaivo   52'
RG 14 Benjaniaina Rakotoarivelo
OC 13 Sidonie Rakotoarisoa
IC 12 Rija Edmond Rakotoarimanana
LW 11 Jacquot Harinirina
FH 10 José Rakoto Harison (c)
SH 9 Bienvenue Mananjarasoa
N8 8 Tahina Randrianarison   74'
OF 7 Rodolphe Andriambololona
BF 6 Boniface Rebearilala Toussain
RL 5 Claudio Ravelonomenjanahary
LL 4 Tolotra Ratsimba Ramaromiantso
TP 3 Christian Andrianjaka
HK 2 Hasina Rakotoarivelo   69'
LP 1 Rodolphe Randriamanantena   56'
Replacements:
16 Vonjiniana Adriamananjara
17 Donald Rakotonialoma   56'
18 Bruno Rakotonirina   74'
19 Tiana Ravelomanantsoa   69'
20 Simon Randrianantenaina
21 Herilaza Ramanoelina
22 Heriso Rasoanaivo   52'
Coach:
  Berthin Rafalimanana
Namibia
FB 15 Justin Nel
RW 14 Lean Stoop   47'
OC 13 Danie Dames
IC 12 Arthur Bouwer
LW 11 Chrysander Botha   31' to 41'
FH 10 Theuns Kotzé
SH 9 Eugene Jantjies
N8 8 PJ van Lill (c)
OF 7 Morné Blom
BF 6 Petrus Human
RL 5 Heinz Koll
LL 4 Hendrik Franken   60'
TP 3 Collen Smith
HK 2 Shaun Esterhuizen   65'
LP 1 Johnny Redelinghuys
Replacements:
16 Carel Swanepoel   65'
17 Martin Goeieman
18 Shaun du Preez
19 Harold Kasera   60'
20 Herman Ströh   47'   76' to 86'
21 Godwin Walters
22 Roger Thompson
Coach:
  Danie Vermeulen

Touch judges:
  Gauthier Ozoux
  Willy Pondgera

  • Two all-time Test rugby records were set in this match:[5]

Group 1CEdit

Group 1C was held on 22–28 July in Gaborone, Botswana. There were three rounds, with no final.[6]

Cameroon withdraw at a very late stage, and as such, the tournament was reduced to a 5-team tournament.[7]

TeamsEdit

The teams competing in Group 1C:

GamesEdit

Game Day 1Edit

22 July 2012
14:00
  Mauritius 26 – 22   Nigeria
Try: Erik Wiehe Lagesse 5',
Jean Philippe Montocchio 34'
Con: Robert Boulle (2)
Pen: Robert Boulle (4)
[1] Try: Ejike Uzoigwe 57',
Adedoyin Layade 70',
David Akinluyi 79'
Con: David Akinluyi (2)
Pen: David Akinluyi
UB Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana
Referee:   Denis Anguyo

22 July 2012
16:00
  Botswana 23 – 15   Zambia
Try: Munyaradzi Mhonda 33',
Jerome Alabu 40',
Batsile Kabo 53'
Con: Mawela Ntjidzibiki
Pen: Mawela Ntjidzibiki (2)
[2] Try: Benaya Mukwamba 67',
Daniel Sakala 80'
Con: Benaya Mukwamba
Drop: Benaya Mukwamba
UB Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana
Referee:   Gabriel Masenda

Game Day 2Edit

25 July 2012
16:00
  Ivory Coast 29 – 17   Nigeria
Try: Kassi Anzian 9',
Oscar Lasme 45'
Con: Jean Oulama (2)
Pen: Jean Oulama (4)
Drop: Jean Oulama
[3] Try: Olawale Doherty 70'
Pen: Aliyu Shelleng (4)
UB Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana
Referee:   Emmanuel Masinki

Game Day 3Edit

28 July 2012
14:00 CAT
  Ivory Coast 24 – 18   Zambia
Try: Issiaka Meite 24',
Oscar Lasme 30'
Con: Jean Oulouma
Pen: Jean Oulouma (4)
[4] Try: John Mulenga 7',
Angel Chibwe 11'
Con: John Mulenga
Pen: 2 penalties
UB Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana
Referee:   Emmanuel Massinki

28 July 2012
16:00 CAT
  Botswana 25 – 14   Mauritius
Try: Bernard De Beer 8',
Munyaradzi Mhonda 23',
Tshoganetso Katse 71'
Con: Eddie Oosthuizen (2)
Pen: Eddie Oosthuizen (2)
[5] Try: Erik Wiehe Lagesse 35'
Pen: Dominique Rey (2),
Robert Boulle
UB Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana
Referee:   Andrew Karani

Final TableEdit

Promoted to 2013 Africa Cup Div 1B
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1   Botswana 2 2 0 0 48 29 +19 8
2   Ivory Coast 2 2 0 0 53 35 +18 8
3   Mauritius 2 1 0 1 40 47 -7 4
4   Zambia 2 0 0 2 33 47 -14 1
5   Nigeria 2 0 0 2 39 55 -16 1

Division 2Edit

Division 2 was held on 29–30 June in Lomé, Togo. The tournament was played under Rugby 7's laws.[8]

TeamsEdit

The teams competing in Division 2:

Pool AEdit

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1   Burkina Faso 3 1 2 0 26 19 +7 7
2   Mali 3 2 0 1 26 19 +7 6
3   Egypt 3 1 1 1 40 33 +7 5
4   Benin 3 0 1 2 15 36 -21 2

Match Schedule






Pool BEdit

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1   Niger 3 3 0 0 38 5 +33 9
2   Ghana 3 2 0 1 22 12 +10 6
3   Togo A 3 1 0 2 17 17 0 3
4   Togo B 3 0 0 3 0 43 -43 0

Match Schedule






Knockout StageEdit

Plate Semi-FinalsEdit


Cup Semi-FinalsEdit


Seventh Place GameEdit

Plate FinalEdit

Third Place GameEdit

Cup FinalEdit

Under-19Edit

An Under-19 competition was held from 25 Aug - 1 Sep in Harare, Zimbabwe. The winner will qualify for the 2013 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy. The winner of Division B (Madagascar) will replace the last place finisher in Division A (Tunisia) for the 2013 tournament.[9]

TeamsEdit

The teams competing in the Under-19 competition:
Division A

Division B

Uganda pulled out of Division B, and was replaced with a Harare U19 Select XV.

Division AEdit

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1   Namibia 3 3 0 0 127 41 +86 9
2   Zimbabwe 3 2 0 1 78 54 +24 6
3   Kenya 3 1 0 2 43 62 -19 3
4   Tunisia 3 0 0 3 17 108 -91 0

Match Schedule






Division BEdit

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1 Harare Select XV 3 2 1 0 94 51 +43 7
2   Madagascar 3 2 1 0 81 51 +30 7
3   Morocco 3 1 0 2 64 100 -36 3
4   Zambia 3 0 0 3 47 84 -37 0

Match Schedule






See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Competition schedule 2012". Confederation of African Rugby. 28 January 2012. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  2. ^ "2012 International Rugby Fixtures". rugbyinternational.net. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  3. ^ Tocallaghan. "Africa Cup 2012 Division 1A Match Sheets" (PDF). Confederation Africaine du Rugby. Confederation Africaine du Rugby. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  4. ^ "African Rugby 2012 and into 2013". FIRA-AER Forum. 4 July 2012. p. 26. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  5. ^ Griffiths, John (1 August 2012). "The Olympics, high-scoring draws and Cambridge dual-captains". Ask John. ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Confederation Africa de Rugby". 22 July 2012. Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  8. ^ http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/SportsArchive/artikel.php?ID=243769
  9. ^ "Namibia qualify for JWRT 2013". IRB. 2 September 2012. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.