Sports - Rugby
  • Kenya: Kenya Rugby coach quits
    21 february 2017 09:07:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has announced that Briton Ian Gibbons has resigned from his post as the Kenya Sevens Strength and Conditioning coach, barely five months after being appointed. Full text...

  • Kenya: Jo'burg prevails in Kenya varsities Sevens rugby event
    24 october 2016 14:56:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Visiting University of Johannesburg won the thrilling Kenya Universities’ “Kings of Rugby Sevens” series round concluded over the weekend at Egerton University of Njoro, near Nakuru, 181 kilometres west of the capital city Nairobi. Full text...

  • Rwanda: DR Congo wins Rugby African Cup Division 2 East competition
    21 may 2016 09:10:50
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Democratic Republic of Congo's Rugby national team has won the Rugby African Cup Division 2 East competition after defeating Rwanda 12-9 in the final of the regional championship in Kigali late on Friday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda's Rugby national coach predicts final victory over DR Congo
    19 may 2016 15:51:26
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda's national Rugby coach Jean Baptiste Itanzi has predicted his team's victory over the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in their final for the "African cup Division 2 East" international competition to be played Friday in Kigali. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Kigali to host international Rugby competition
    17 may 2016 13:02:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan capital, Kigali, will host an international Rugby competition dubbed "African cup Division 2 East", from 17 to 20 May, Sports source confirmed to PANA Tuesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • South Africa: SA rugby embroiled in race row
    12 august 2015 15:35:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just weeks before the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, the Springboks have become embroiled in another race row after five black players reportedly approached the Cosatu trade union to voice concerns over the lack of transformation in the side. Full text...

  • South Africa: 5 lucky African children to deliver Rugby WC match ball in London
    19 may 2015 13:46:13
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - DHL, the world’s leading express provider and Official Logistics Partner for Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC2015), to be held in England, Tuesday announced the launch of the DHL Match Ball Delivery competition across Sub Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • UN: WFP, Int'l Rugby Board partner to tackle hunger
    06 september 2014 09:30:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Rugby Board (IRB) have launched an ambitious push to raise funds and awareness as part of their "Tackle Hunger" partnership at Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. Full text...

  • Tunisia: African rugby championship holds in Nabeul
    04 june 2014 13:33:06
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian city of Nabeul will host the African rugby championship which will feature teams from Tunisia, Senegal, Uganda and Cote d'Ivoire, the chairman of the Tunisian Rugby federation, Mohamed Chali, told a press conference here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Togo: Akossan re-elected head of Togolese Rugby Federation
    08 may 2014 11:41:51
    Lomé , Togo (PANA) - Modest Kokou Akossan has been re-elected as head of the Togolese Rugby Federation (FTR), Togo's rugby governing body said in a statement made available to PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan U-17 rugby squad set for African Youth Games
    29 april 2014 07:51:12
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya is set to play two rugby Tests against Portugal in June and its Under-17 Sevens team will take part in the Africa Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana, between 22-31 May. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya keen to host 2015-16 Rugby World Cup
    04 march 2014 11:10:49
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Rugby Board (IRB) has reported an unprecedented level of interest in hosting its Sevens World Series and Rugby World Cup Sevens events, ahead of the sport’s Olympic debut at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways lauds Rugby 7s team
    01 july 2013 17:02:28
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan National carrier, Kenya Airways, has lauded the Rugby Sevens national team for its sterling performance in the just-concluded Rugby World Cup in Moscow, Russia. Full text...

  • Ex-Kenya captain out of Durban 7s rugby squad
    22 november 2012 14:54:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Former Kenya Sevens skipper, Humphrey Kayange, has been ruled out Full text...

  • Rugby: Awuor axed from Kenya women's Sevens team
    22 november 2012 14:23:44
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Stacy Awuor has been dropped from Kenya’s sevens team for the annual invitational women’s Rugby tournament slated for 30 November to 1 December in Dubai, United Arab Emirate. Full text...

  • Global rugby body revamps 7s World Series ahead of Olympic debut
    20 september 2012 15:16:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Rugby Board (IRB) has revamped its Sevens World Series competition and revealed details of its new International Rugby Series as part of its latest efforts to develop the sport ahead of its debut at the 2016 Olympic Games. Full text...

  • SuperSport sponsors Kenya Safaricom rugby tournament with US$99,000
    17 september 2012 12:46:55
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - MultiChoice Kenya and SuperSport Monday announced a Sh 8.5 million (US$99,500) sponsorship deal for this year’s Safaricom 7s, Kenya's annual rugby tournament, due to hold 21-23 September at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Rugby: Kenya's Odongo joins SA's Blue Bulls
    15 november 2011 14:35:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Blue Bulls of South Africa Monday signed on Kenyan rugby utility forward Daniel Adongo of the Sharks. Full text...

  • Mali wins African second division rugby championships
    02 august 2011 12:34:35
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali has won the African second division rugby championships, after beating Niger 13-3 in the final played in Bamako Sunday. Full text...

  • Rugby CAN scheduled for 23-30 July in Bamako
    20 july 2011 15:32:44
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian capital, Bamako, will 23-30 July host the African Cup of Nations rugby second division competition, according to organizers here. Full text...

  • Kenya aims for rugby medal at Commonwealth Games
    21 september 2010 16:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya national sevens rugby team will go for nothing short of finishing within the medals bracket when it takes to the field at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, next month. Full text...

  • Morocco qualifies for 2010 Rugby CAN
    21 june 2010 16:47:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Moroccan national rugby team has qualified for the final phase of the 2010 African Cup of Nations by winning the tournament for the northern African zone, held weekend in Tunis. Full text...

  • Kenya, SA book Rugby Club Games ticket
    08 june 2010 18:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has booked a place in the Commonwealth Games set for India in October, thanks to its rankings. Full text...

  • Kenya picks rugby squads for Safaricom 7s
    04 june 2010 14:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya national rugby sevens coach Benjamin Ayimba is con fident that one of the two Kenyan sides â" Kenya or Shujaa â" will win the 15th edition of the Safaricom Sevens. Full text...

  • Kenya finishes IRB London Rugby series empty handed
    23 may 2010 16:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya on Sunday came out of the London Sevens empty hand ed after suffering a 19-10 Bowl quarter-final loss from arch-rivals US at the Tw i ckenham on the final day of this second-last leg of the IRB World Sevens series. Full text...

  • Kenya face Tonga in IRB Sevens
    04 february 2010 18:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- It is a race for points as the Kenya national sevens sid e rugby team takes on Tonga in their opening match of the Wellington Sevens in N e w Zealand which kicks off Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya crushes Zimbabwe in rugby event
    11 december 2009 17:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Innocent Simiyuâ?s hat trick saw Kenya start off on a g ood note as they beat Zimbabwe 50-0 in the opening match of the George Sevens Ru g by event in South Africa Thursday. Full text...

  • Rwanda enters for Kenyaâ?s Prins-Loo Sevens rugby tourney
    25 november 2009 16:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Rwandese national rugby team, The Silverbacks, has n amed a squad of 20 players for the National Prins-Loo Sevens rugby contest that k icks off at Nakuru Athletic Club, Kenya, Thursday. Full text...

  • Namibia beats Tunisia 18-13 in Rugby World Cup qualifier
    15 november 2009 19:56:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Namibia on Saturday beat Tunisia 18-13 in Tunis in the f irst leg final tie of the qualifying round of Rugby World Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Kenya tackles Morocco in CAR U-19 rugby tourney
    04 august 2009 18:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will commence its Confederation of African Rugby ( CAR) under-19 tournament title chase with a match against Morocco on Tuesday eve n ing at the Rugby Football Union of East Africa (RFUEA) grounds, Nairobi. Full text...

  • Niger wins international rugby tournament
    20 july 2009 16:45:00
    Lomé- Togo (PANA) -- Niger beat Ghana 5-3 in the finals to emerge winner of the i nternational rugby tournament organised by the African Rugby Confederation. Full text...

  • Kenya braces for Tusker Safari Sevens rugby title defence
    19 june 2009 18:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is seeking to rewrite the 2008 history as the 13th edition of the Tusker Safari Sevens rugby tournament starts here Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenya gears up for Safari Sevens Rugby title defence
    17 june 2009 16:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Top seeds Kenya play French side Le Bleus Thursday morni ng in a friendly rugby match geared towards gauging the hosts' form ahead of the Tusker Safari Sevens rugby tournament, which starts here Friday. Full text...

  • Proud Kenya Sevens squad jets back
    02 june 2009 18:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's sevens team returned home to a low-key reception here Tuesday despite putting up a good show at the just-concluded IRB Sevens to u rnament in Edinburgh, Scotland. Full text...

  • Kenya face Scotland in IRB Sevens finals
    29 may 2009 17:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- It's a race for points and summing the season in style a s Kenya takes on Canada in their IRB Sevens Edinburgh leg rugby match in Scotlan d on Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenya's Injera shortlised for top rugby sevens award
    28 may 2009 14:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Collins Injera is among the frontrunners for the top rugby sevens award. Full text...

  • Top rugby coach salutes Kenya
    21 may 2009 15:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Gordon Tietjen, a highly-respected rugby coach, has ackn owledged Kenya’s meteoric rise in seven-a-side rugby. Full text...

  • Kenyan rugby squad off to Tangier Sevens
    05 may 2009 16:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Shujaa seven-a-side rugby team will face Algeria in their Pool B match of this year's Tangier Sevens tournament in Morocco. Full text...

  • Kenya thumps Cayman, fail to reach IRB Junior final
    29 april 2009 17:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya demolished Cayman Islands 67-0, but it was the US who qualified for Sunday's final with a mathematical advantage of a bonus point i n the ongoing IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy Wednesday at RFUEA grounds, Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. Full text...

  • Kenya upsets US in IRB tie
    25 april 2009 18:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Collins Omae scored a second half hat-trick of tries as hosts Kenya completed a stunning comeback to cause the first upset of the IRB Ju n ior World Rugby Trophy 2009 with a 33-32 defeat of US at a packed RFUEA Ground, N airobi, Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenya to face Fiji in IRB sevens series
    24 april 2009 18:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Adelaide Sevens finalists Kenya will play Scotland, US a nd Fiji in that order in Pool C of the seventh leg in the 2008/09 IRB Sevens Wor l d Series rugby tournament slated for 23-24 May in London. Full text...

  • Desperate Kenyans tackle US in Rugby match
    24 april 2009 18:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan returns to the field Saturday to face a lifetime test from US as the 2009 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy (JWRT) event that enters t he second day in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Nambia beats Kenya in Rugby tie
    21 april 2009 19:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya started the 2010 Rugby Junior World Championship ( IRB) Qualifying event in Nairobi Tuesday on a losing note, falling 17-22 to Nami b ia. Full text...

  • Kenya picks IRB Junior World Cup squad
    16 april 2009 18:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Coach Mitch Ocholla Wednesday named a strong side to spe arhead Kenya's onslaught in the 2009 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy tournament. Full text...

  • Ghana wins African rugby championship
    16 march 2009 17:01:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Ghana beat Niger 5-0 on Sunday in Bamako, in the finals of the first edition of the African nations rugby championship of the under 18s. Full text...

  • 8 countries to feature in African U-18 rugby championship
    13 march 2009 10:27:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Eight countries have confirmed their participation in the African Nations Under-18 rugby championship, to be held 13-15 March in the Malian capital, Bamako, the Malian Rugby Association told PANA here. Full text...

  • Kenya beats Hong Kong in WC Sevens rugby tie
    06 march 2009 18:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya set up an epic clash with England after beating Ho ng Kong 43-7 in their second match of the fifth Rugby World Cup Sevens tournamen t in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday. Full text...

  • Mali to host African U-18 Rugby Championship
    27 february 2009 12:57:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali will host the first edition of the African Under-18 R ugby Championship 13-15 March, the Malian Rugby Federation (FMR) announced here F riday. Full text...

  • Kenya falls to N/Zealand in Sevens Rugby tie
    17 february 2009 02:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya fell to New Zealand 7-22 to miss the IRB World Sevens Plate of the San Diego leg of the global rugby event which ended Sunday at the Petco Park Stadium. Full text...

  • Kenya beats South Africa in Rugby match
    06 february 2009 18:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's national seven-a-side rugby team finally got the better side of South Africa, upsetting them 22-17 to qualify for the quarter fi n als of the International Rugby Board (IRB) Wellington leg in New Zealand Friday. Full text...

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