Uganda to host Rugby Africa Cup 15s as dates are confirmed

Uganda will host the Rugby Africa Cup 2024, marking the tournament’s return to the continent after being held in France in 2022.

The event was officially launched on Wednesday, May 22, at Kings Park.

Rugby Africa Cup

The matches will take place at the newly refurbished Nelson Mandela National Stadium in Namboole, which now accommodates various sports, including rugby.

Eight teams will compete in the tournament: defending champions Namibia, former champions Kenya Simbas (2011 and 2013), Uganda, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Zimbabwe, and Burkina Faso.

The tournament is scheduled to run from July 18 to July 29, 2024, culminating in the crowning of a new champion.


The Rugby Africa Cup last took place in 2022 and served as a qualifier for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Namibia won the 2022 edition, defeating Kenya Simbas 36-0 in the final to qualify as Africa 1. Kenya advanced to the final Qualification Tournament as Africa 2.

2022 Rugby Africa Cup

Algeria secured third place by beating Zimbabwe 20-12.

The 2022 tournament featured an 8-team knockout format and was held in France at Stade Delort in Marseille and Stade Maurice David in Aix-en-Provence.

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