Rugby Africa Gold Cup to start this weekend

The Rugby Africa Gold Cup is expected to kick off this weekend and will be played in a round-robin format across seven match days between the 16th of June and the 18th of August 2018.

The competition begins tomorrow with the kick off at Harare Sports Club where Zimbabwe will face off with Morocco, while Namibia is to play Uganda at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek.

The Rugby Africa Gold Cup doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament at which the top six teams in Africa aside from South Africa will battle it out for a place at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

The game features Africa’s top six nations that have not already qualified for the Rugby World Cup 2019.

Of the six nations, Namibia is currently the highest ranked on the 24th place in current world rankings, followed by Kenya (28), Uganda (37), Morocco (38), Tunisia (42), and Zimbabwe (44).