The 2013 Africa Cup will be the thirteenth edition of the Africa Cup, an annual international rugby union tournament for African nations organised by the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR).[1][2] This tournament, as well as the 2012 and 2014 editions of it, will serve as the qualifiers for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Changes from last seasonEdit

Changes from the 2012 Africa Cup:

  • Division 2 was divided into a North and South tournaments
  • A new Division 3 was added, divided into North and Central tournaments, however no games were ever played
  •   Madagascar was promoted to Division 1A
  •   Tunisia was relegated to Division 1B
  •   Botswana was promoted to Division 1B
  •   Morocco was relegated to Division 1C
  •   Algeria was relegated to Division 3 North, although the Division 3 games were never played
  •   Cameroon will not take part, after withdrawing in 2012.
  •   Egypt will not take part, although they were scheduled to play host to Division 3 North.
  •   Togo sent two teams the previous year, but will only be sending one in 2013.
  • After missing last years tournament,   Burundi and   Rwanda have both returned to compete in the new Division 2 South group.   Eswatini and   Tanzania were also slated to compete in Division 2, but were unable to compete.
  •   Congo,   DR Congo, and   Gabon were all scheduled to return to compete in the new Division 3 Central group, however none of the Division 3 games took place
  • Likewise,   Libya, and   Mauritania were both scheduled to compete in the new Division 3 North group, however none of the Division 3 games took place.
  • For the first time ever,   Central African Republic was to be taking part in the new Division 3 Central group, however none of the Division 3 games took place.

Division 1AEdit

Division 1A was held between 10 and 14 July 2013, at the Mahamasina Municipal Stadium in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The competing teams will be (pre-tournament IRB World Rankings in parentheses:

Due to losing the third place playoff, Uganda will be demoted to 2014 Africa Cup Division 1B, and was eliminated from 2015 Rugby World Cup qualifying.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
10 July 12:30
 
 
  Kenya52
 
14 July 14:30
 
  Uganda11
 
  Kenya29
 
10 July 14:30
 
  Zimbabwe17
 
  Madagascar18
 
 
  Zimbabwe38
 
Third place
 
 
14 July 12:30
 
 
  Uganda32
 
 
  Madagascar48

Semi-finals

3rd Place Playoff

Final

Division 1BEdit

Division 1B was held between 11 and 15 June 2013, at the Iba Mar Diop Stadium in Dakar, Senegal.[3] The competing teams were (pre-tournament IRB World Rankings in parentheses):

Namibia won the tournament, and will be promoted to Division 1A in the 2014 Africa Cup.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
11 June
 
 
  Senegal 12
 
15 June
 
  Namibia35
 
  Namibia 45
 
11 June
 
  Tunisia13[4]
 
  Botswana 12
 
 
  Tunisia43
 
Third place
 
 
15 June
 
 
  Senegal 41
 
 
  Botswana 5[4]

Semi-finals

3rd Place Playoff

Final

Division 1CEdit

Division 1C was held between 22 and 29 June 2013, at the Ecole Supérieur des Travaux Publics - Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny Sud in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast.[5]

Ivory Coast won the tournament, and will be promoted to Division 1B in the 2014 Africa Cup.[6]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1   Ivory Coast (45) 3 3 0 0 178 21 +157 15
2   Morocco (33) 3 2 0 1 130 29 +101 10
3   Nigeria (90) 3 2 0 1 116 51 +65 10
4   Zambia (75) 3 1 0 2 43 142 –109 5
5   Niger (NR) 3 1 0 2 37 120 –84 4
6   Mauritius (96) 3 0 0 3 19 163 –144 0

Numbers in parentheses indicate pre-tournament IRB Ranking. NR=not ranked

Match Schedule All times in UTC









Division 2Edit

Starting in 2013, Division 2 was divided into North and South Groups.

NorthEdit

The North Group tournament was held in Niamey, Niger between 3 and 10 June 2013. Due to winning, Niger qualified for the Division 1C tournament which took place three weeks following.

Place Nation Games Points Table
points [7]
played won drawn lost for against difference
1   Niger 3 3 0 0 94 17 +77 13
2   Burkina Faso 3 2 0 1 82 29 +53 9
3   Mali 3 2 0 0 56 38 +18 9
4   Togo 3 1 0 2 82 32 +50 6
5   Ghana 3 1 0 2 12 68 -46 4
6   Benin 3 0 0 3 0 152 -152 0

Match Schedule










SouthEdit

The South Group tournament was held in Rwanda on 22 June 2013. In addition to Rwanda and Burundi, it was supposed to also feature Swaziland and Tanzania, however they were unable to attend.

Rather than a full tournament, a single game was held at Stade Amahoro, with Rwanda defeating Burundi with a score of 22 - 0.[8]

Division 3Edit

Starting in 2013, there is now at third division, split into North and Central groups.

CentralEdit

The Central Group tournament was to be held in Democratic Republic of the Congo between 26 and 31 August 2013. However, 26 August came and went with no information about fixtures, and none of the games were played.

Teams:

NorthEdit

The North Group tournament was to be held in Egypt between 10 and 13 October 2013. However, no games were scheduled by October 8, and no news about rescheduling was ever released.

Teams:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CAR 2013 COMPETITIONS" (PDF). Confederation of African Rugby. Retrieved 2013-06-03.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "2013 INTERNATIONAL RUGBY FIXTURES AND RESULTS". rugbyinternational.net. 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  3. ^ "Les Lions menés par 6-13 à la mi-temps" (in French). Agence de Presse Sénégalaise. Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-06-11.
  4. ^ a b http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/matches/match=14266/index.html Archived 2013-07-09 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "La Cote D'Ivoire Accueille La Coupe D'Afrique" (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-24. Retrieved 2013-06-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Barthès, Janick. "Africa Cup 2ième division J3" (in French). Confédération Africaine de Rugby. Archived from the original on 2013-10-24. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Rwanda Rugby". Rwanda Rugby. Retrieved 2013-06-27.