The 2016 Africa Cup was the sixteenth edition of the Africa Cup, an annual international rugby union competition for African nations organised by Rugby Africa.

2016 Africa Cup
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2017 →

The competition was split into four divisions – Division 1A, Division 1B, Division 1C and Division 2, with promotion and relegation between the divisions.

DivisionsEdit

Division 1AEdit

2016 Africa Cup Division 1A
CountriesKenya
Namibia
Uganda
Zimbabwe
Date2 July – 6 August 2016
← 2015
2017 →

The 2016 Africa Cup Division 1A was decided on a round-robin format. The matches was played between 2 July and 6 August 2016. The top two teams from 2015, Namibia and Zimbabwe played two home matches each, while Kenya (who finished third in 2015) and Uganda (who were promoted from Division 1B) hosted one match each. The log leader after the round-robin matches was crowned the Division 1A champions, while the team ranked last was relegated to Division 1B for 2017.

TeamsEdit

The following teams took part in the 2016 Africa Cup Division 1A:

2016 Africa Cup Division 1A teams
  Kenya
  Namibia
  Uganda
  Zimbabwe

Uganda were promoted from the 2015 Africa Cup Division 1B.

StandingsEdit

The final log for the 2016 Africa Cup Division 1A were:

2016 Africa Cup Division 1A log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1   Namibia 3 3 0 0 156 74 +82 3 15
2   Kenya 3 2 0 1 127 95 +32 2 10
3   Uganda 3 1 0 2 89 112 −23 3 7
4   Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 64 155 −91 1 1
* Legend: Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, BP=Bonus Points, Pts = Log Points.

MatchesEdit

The following matches were played in the 2016 Africa Cup Division 1A:[1]

Division 1BEdit

2016 Africa Cup Division 1B
CountriesBotswana
Ivory Coast
Madagascar
Senegal
Tunisia
Zambia
Date12 June – 16 July 2016
← 2015
2017 →

The 2016 Africa Cup Division 1B consisted of two round-robin tournaments, with the winners of each tournament playing each other in the final. The six teams were divided into two pools, with three teams in each pool. The Pool B tournament between Madagascar, Senegal and Zambia was played in Antananarivo, Madagascar between 12 June and 19 June 2016, while the Pool A tournament between Botswana, Ivory Coast and Tunisia was played in Tunis, Tunisia between 26 June and 2 July 2016. The pool winners met in the final on 16 July 2016, with the winner of that match earning promotion to Division 1A. The team ranked last was relegated to Division 1C for 2017.

TeamsEdit

The following teams took part in the 2016 Africa Cup Division 1B:

2016 Africa Cup Division 1B Pool A teams
  Botswana
  Ivory Coast
  Tunisia
2016 Africa Cup Division 1B Pool B teams
  Madagascar
  Senegal
  Zambia

Tunisia were relegated from the 2015 Africa Cup Division 1A, while Zambia were promoted from the 2015 Africa Cup Division 1C.

StandingsEdit

The final log for the 2016 Africa Cup Division 1B were:

2016 Africa Cup Division 1B Pool A log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD Pts
1   Tunisia 2 2 0 0 93 15 78 10
2   Ivory Coast 2 1 0 1 25 63 -38 4
3   Botswana 2 0 0 2 23 63 -40 1
2016 Africa Cup Division 1B Pool B log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD Pts
1   Senegal 2 2 0 0 84 27 57 9
2   Madagascar 2 1 0 1 48 45 3 5
3   Zambia 2 0 0 2 18 78 -60 0
* Legend: Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, Pts = Log Points.

MatchesEdit

Pool AEdit

Pool BEdit

FinalEdit

Division 1CEdit

2016 Africa Cup Division 1C
CountriesMauritius
Morocco
Nigeria
Date10 – 16 July 2016
Champions  Morocco
← 2015
2017 →

The matches of Division 1C was played between 10 and 16 July 2016 at Stade du C.O.C. in Casablanca, Morocco.[2] Teams from Mauritius, Morocco and Nigeria played in a round robin format. Cameroon was originally scheduled to compete, but withdrew due to internal problems with the union[3]

This division also doubles as the first qualification phase for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The winner of 2016 Africa Cup Division 1C will win promotion to the 2017 Africa Cup Division 1B, the second phase of the Rugby World Cup qualification process.

TeamsEdit

The following teams took part in the 2016 Africa Cup Division 1C:

2016 Africa Cup Division 1C log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1   Morocco 2 2 0 0 121 13 +108 2 10
2   Nigeria 2 1 0 1 41 74 -33 1 5
3   Mauritius 2 0 0 2 24 99 -75 0 0
* Legend: Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, BP = Bonus Points Pts = Log Points.

Morocco remained in Division 1C despite not playing in the 2015 Africa Cup, while Mauritius were relegated from the 2015 Africa Cup Division 1B.

MatchesEdit

Division 2Edit

2016 Africa Cup Division 2
CountriesBenin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ghana
Mali
Niger
Rwanda
Togo
Date17 – 27 May 2016
← 2015
2017 →

The 2016 Africa Cup Division 2 was split into two regions. In the East region, Burundi, Lesotho, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda played in a tournament in Kigali, Rwanda between 17 and 20 May 2016.[4] In the West region, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo played in a rugby sevens tournament in Lomé, Togo on 27 May 2016.

TeamsEdit

The following teams took part in the 2016 Africa Cup Division 2:

2016 Africa Cup Division 2 (East) teams
  Burundi
  DR Congo
  Rwanda
  Lesotho
2016 Africa Cup Division 2 (West) teams
  Benin
  Burkina Faso
  Ghana
  Mali
  Niger
  Togo

Congo, Lesotho, Malawi and Swaziland were not included in the 2016 Africa Cup.

MatchesEdit

EastEdit

Lesotho were originally schedule to play in the semi-finals against DR Congo, but travel delays caused them to miss the first round, forfeiting the match.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
17 May 2016
 
 
  Rwanda 15
 
20 May 2016
 
  Burundi 3
 
  Rwanda9
 
17 May 2016
 
  DR Congo12
 
  LesothoF
 
 
  DR Congo0
 
Third place play-off
 
 
20 May 2016 2015
 
 
  Burundi3
 
 
  Lesotho6
Semi-FinalsEdit
3rd Place FinalsEdit
FinalEdit

WestEdit

Round-RobinEdit
Semi-FinalsEdit
5th Place PlayoffEdit
3rd Place PlayoffEdit
FinalEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rugby Africa 2016 fixtures" (PDF). Rugby Africa. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.worldrugby.org/tournament/1695
  3. ^ http://www.rugbyafrique.com/africa-cup-1c/
  4. ^ http://www.worldrugby.org/tournament/1683

External linksEdit