Rugby Africa Men’s 7s to debut two-round format in Mauritius

The 2024 Rugby Africa Men's 7s tournament will be held in two rounds in Mauritius, with twelve nations competing for the African crown and top two spots to qualify for the 2025 World Rugby 7s Challenger Series. The post Rugby Africa Men’s 7s to debut two-round format in Mauritius appeared first on Kawowo Sports.

Rugby Africa Men’s 7s to debut two-round format in Mauritius

For the first time in history, the Rugby Africa Men’s 7s tournament will be played in two rounds. Labourdonnais Sports Club in Mapou, Mauritius will host the 2025 edition on June 29-30 and July 6-7.

Twelve nations will compete in both rounds of the tournament. The winner will be determined by points collected after the two rounds.

Team Uganda celebrate winning bronze at the 2023 Rugby Africa Men’s 7s in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Pools for the first round were released a month in advance. Uganda, bronze medallists from the 2023 edition, are in Pool B with Burkina, Tunisia, and Cote d’Ivoire.

Pools for Round One of the 2024 Rugby Africa Men’s 7s:

  • Pool A: Kenya, Nigeria, Madagascar, Mauritius.
  • Pool B: Uganda, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Pool C: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Algeria.

The pool phase of this round will be played on Day One (Saturday, June 29) and the knockout phase will follow on Day Two (Sunday, June 30).

Uganda’s fixtures in the pool phase (all times EAT):

  • 11.06 a.m.: Uganda vs Cote d’Ivoire
  • 1.50 p.m.: Uganda vs Tunisia
  • 4.34 p.m.: Uganda vs Burkina Faso

Teams’ finishing positions after the knockout phase will be used to earn ranking points and for seeding to draw pools for the second round.

The top two ranked teams after the two rounds will qualify for the 2025 World Rugby 7s Challenger Series.

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