Sports - Rugby
  • Uganda rugby team slates training camp in Lusaka
    16 june 2004 13:34:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda national rugby team plans to hold a training camp in Zambia to prepare for the World Cup qualifiers slated for later this month, national coach Herbert Wafula revealed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya loses 5-10 to South Africa in rugby tournament
    07 june 2004 14:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- South Africa at the weekend beat Kenya 10-5 in the International Rugby Body (IRB) series rugby tournament in London although the East Africans played a spirited game. Full text...

  • Morocco beat Tunisia 17-7 in Rugby CAN qualifier
    25 april 2004 13:51:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco beat Tunisia 17-7 Saturday in Casablanca in the preliminaries of the African Rugby Cup of Nations competition, pulling its second victory in the qualifying series. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean police deny delay in Zambian player's death case
    18 november 2003 17:43:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean police Tuesday denied charges by a Zambian Rugby club that they were dragging their feet in investigating the death of a Zambian player killed by a motorist in Harare last week. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean police deny delay in Zambian player's death case
    18 november 2003 17:22:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean police Tuesday denied charges by a Zambian Rugby club that they were dragging their feet in investigating the death of a Zambian players killed by a motorist in Harare last week. Full text...

  • Zambians demand explanation of rugby player's death in Harare
    18 november 2003 10:10:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Lusaka Rugby Club has sent a protest note to the Zimbabwe High Commissioner here, Cain Mathema, demanding an explanation from his government why police in Harare were not acting on the death of a Zambian rugby player killed in a road accident at the weekend. Full text...

  • Zambian rugby player dies in Harare
    15 november 2003 13:26:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zambian rugby player Lewis Musuka was killed by a car in the Zimbabwean capital Harare Friday night on the eve of an international tournament, his team mates said Saturday. Full text...

  • Pressure on for heads to roll after S. Africa's Rugby loss
    10 november 2003 11:10:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Pressure is mounting for the top echelon of South Africa's rugby to go following South Africa's quarterfinals exit on Saturday from the Rugby World Cup at the hands of New Zealand. Full text...

  • South Africa bow out of Rugby World Cup after 29-9 defeat
    08 november 2003 15:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- South Africa, Africa's last hope in the Rugby World Cup being held in Australia, were on Saturday defeated by the formidable All Blacks of New Zealand in a quarter-final match, losing 29-9, at Telstra Dome in Melbourne. Full text...

  • Ladbrokes predicts England will grab Rugby World Cup
    04 november 2003 10:17:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Ladbrokes, the world's biggest bookmaker, has reinstated England as 11/8 favourites to win the Rugby World Cup, while the New Zealand All Blacks, who had to dig deep to beat Wales, are next at 6/4. Full text...

  • South Africa in quarterfinals of Rugby World Cup in Australia
    03 november 2003 10:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- South Africa's Springboks are the only African team remaining in the Rugby World Cup contest being held in Australia, after Namibia failed to win a single match in the event that began on 10 October with 20 teams in contention. Full text...

  • South Africa demolishes Samoa 60-10 in Rugby World Cup
    01 november 2003 18:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Former world champions South Africa put on a tour de force performance on Saturday to conquer Samoa 60-10 during their rugby encounter at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. Full text...

  • Namibia lose 7-37 to Romania in rugby match
    31 october 2003 11:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Namibia continued with their losing streak at the Rugby World Cup in Australia, losing 7-37 to Romania in Thursday's match at York Park Stadium in Tasmania. Full text...

  • Namibia loses 0-142 to Australia in rugby match
    25 october 2003 19:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Hapless Namibia lost 0-142 to hosts Australia Saturday in a rugby world cup encounter of their Pool A match at Adelaide Oval stadium. Full text...

  • Bamako to host international rugby tournament
    03 october 2003 16:06:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's capital, Bamako, hosts the Africa North Zone Super 16 international rugby tournament from 5-12 October. Full text...

  • Injury knocks out another South African rugby World Cup player
    25 september 2003 07:41:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Just weeks to the Rugby World Cup tournament in Australia, injury has sidelined another South African player, team officials said. Full text...

  • South Africans await injured rugby player's replacement
    18 september 2003 07:41:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- In a cruel twist of fate, Springbok centre Gcobani Bobo has been ruled out of next month's World Cup in Australia after he suffered a knee injury. Full text...

  • Zambia lifts rugby trophy from diluted regional tourney
    14 september 2003 14:55:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia won the inaugural Whitespoon Confederation of African Rugby regional trophy after beating Uganda 44-17 in the finals of a tournament that was shunned by many other countries. Full text...

  • South Africa postpones rugby racism probe
    09 september 2003 20:00:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Sports Minister Ngconde Balfour announced Tuesday that the inquiry headed by retired Judge Edwin King into alleged racism in South African rugby has been postponed to early next year. Full text...

  • Southern African rugby tourney starts in Zambia Sunday
    05 september 2003 15:16:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Southern Africa regional rugby tournament kicks-off in Zambia Sunday in spite of three of the original participating nations pulling out because of financial difficulties. Full text...

  • Judge to investigate racism in South African rugby
    03 september 2003 15:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Judge Edwin King has been appointed to conduct an independent investigation into allegations of racism in the South African national rugby team. Full text...

  • Namibia wallops Kenya to earn CAR semi-final berth
    16 august 2003 18:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Rugby titans Namibia beat Kenya 32-10 to qualify for the semi-finals of the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) tournament at the Nairobi's Rugby Football Union of East Africa grounds on Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenya to meet Botswana in African rugby tourney
    19 july 2003 15:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya takes on Botswana in a Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) match 2 August in Gaborone. Full text...

  • Uganda to host U-19 regional rugby World Cup qualifiers
    02 july 2003 19:34:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda has been selected to host the Under-19 rugby World Cup qualifiers for the East and Central African region in August this year, Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) Vice President, Paul Sigombe announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • British Army withdraws from Kenya rugby tourney
    16 june 2003 17:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The British Army, citing safety concerns, has announced its withdrawal from the Kenya Safari Sevens rugby tournament. Full text...

  • UK side lifts Mosi sevens rugby trophy
    16 june 2003 11:28:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A British seven rugby side, known as ESS Army, captured the Mosi International Sevens championship in Zambia after squeezing out Western Province of South Africa in the finals of the two-day event via a 41-21 score-line. Full text...

  • South Africa restores pride with 28-19 win over Scotland
    14 june 2003 17:33:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- After a week of intense criticism, South Africa's national rugby side restored some pride Saturday with a 28-19 victory over visiting Scotland in front of a near capacity crowd at the Ellis Park Rugby Stadium. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe rugby team due in Kenya for international match
    23 may 2003 16:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe national rugby team was due in Nairobi on Friday for a Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) match against their Kenyan counterparts in Nairobi on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nine countries for Africa rugby event
    09 february 2003 12:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nine countries will take part in this year's Confederation of Africa Rugby matches starting July. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe rugby player joins top New Zealand club
    16 january 2003 23:12:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean rugby player James Nyatanga said Thursday he had joined an elite New Zealand club, Allenton. Full text...

  • Zambia leaves for world rugby championship
    09 december 2002 16:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia will take part in the World Sevens rugby series kicking off next weekend in the South African town of George where Argentina, New Zealand and Italy are will also participate in qualification matches. Full text...

  • Namibia qualifies for rugby World Cup finals
    12 october 2002 19:27:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Namibia's rugby team Saturday qualified for the World Cup despite falling to Tunisia 17-24 in the second leg of the last phase of African qualifiers at El Menzah stadium in Tunis. Full text...

  • Uganda beats Kenya in African rugby tourney
    06 october 2002 10:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's hopes of advancing in the Confederation of African Region Six rugby tournament vanished Saturday when the national team succumbed 22-30 points to Uganda. Full text...

  • Shoulder operation on South African Springbok forward
    03 october 2002 11:47:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Injury prone Springbok loose-forward Bob Skinstad will undergo a shoulder surgery this week, SABC radio reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya upset Zimbabwe in test match
    30 september 2002 21:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's national rugby team beat pre- match favourites Zimbabwe in an entertaining Kenya Airways Cup test match in Nairobi Sunday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe plays Kenya in Rugby friendly
    26 september 2002 18:01:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe takes on Kenya in a Rugby international friendly at the weekend in Nairobi. Full text...

  • South Africa delay beating Australia 33-31 in Tri-Nations Cup
    17 august 2002 20:12:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- When the siren sounded to signal the end of the last Tri Nations game the Springboks were trailing the Wallabies by five points, but a last minute desperate breakaway by Werner Greeff allowed the South Africans to equalise with a superb try. Full text...

  • Violent South African rugby fan released on bail
    11 august 2002 18:40:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A violent South African rugby fan who ran onto the field and assaulted Irish referee Dave McHugh during Saturday's Tri-Nations Cup between the Springboks and New Zealand All Blacks has been released on bail. Full text...

  • New Zealand bashes South Africa's Tri-Nations rugby dream
    10 august 2002 17:18:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Springboks faltered in the dying minutes to lose 30-23 to an experienced All Blacks side in a tense Tri-Nations match played Saturday in front of a capacity crowd at Absa Stadium. Full text...

  • South African side grabs honours in Zambia
    17 june 2002 13:01:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- South African rugby side, Free State Griffons, are the new champions of Zambia's Mosi sevens international rugby tournament following the finals played at the weekend. Full text...

  • Six foreign countries for Nairobi's Safari tourney
    15 june 2002 09:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Six foreign national teams have confirmed their participation in next week's Safari Sevens International rugby tournament in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Morocco accedes to CAN 2002 semi-finals
    03 june 2002 07:58:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan rugby team qualified at the weekend for the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations after beating its Ivorian counterpart on Saturday 23-12. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe thrash Madagascar in World Qualifying rugby match
    02 june 2002 20:26:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe national rugby team thrashed Madagascar 52-3 in its own backyard Sunday in a World Cup qualifying match, brightening hopes for a first ever qualification for the competition. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe crush Uganda in rugby friendly
    19 may 2002 16:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe crushed visitors Uganda 43-0 in a friendly international rugby match at the weekend, as the southern African country prepares to host Madagascar in a World Cup qualifying encounter next month. Full text...

  • Rudolf Straeuli named new Springbok coach
    02 march 2002 09:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa Rugby authorities have picked Rudolf Straeuli, the Shark's coach, as the new Springbok coach ending weeks of speculations. Full text...

  • Four coaches short-listed for Springboks job
    13 february 2002 08:51:00
    Johannesburg - South Africa (PANA) -- Four coaches have been short-listed for South Africa's Springboks rugby team's job. Full text...

  • South African searches for new Springbok coach
    20 january 2002 19:26:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa is searching a new rugby coach after Harry Viljoen's unexpected resignation on Saturday. Full text...

  • No funds for Zambia's under-19 rugby team
    27 november 2001 15:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Lack of funds has forced Zambia Rugby Football Union to abandon preparation of its under-19 team for the World Cup qualifying match against Namibia. Full text...

  • South Africa's Springboks overrun inexperienced Italians
    17 november 2001 19:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Thousands of South African rugby fans Saturday watched in glee as the Springboks beat Italy 54-26 in match televised from Genoa, only a week after the South African side suffered an embarrassing 20-10 defeat against France. Full text...

  • Copperbelt team wins Zambia's 2001 rugby league title
    14 november 2001 13:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Diggers Rugby Football Club of Kitwe have been crowned league champions for 2001 after they convincingly won their final match. Full text...

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