Rugby in Africa goes Online

(IRB.COM) Wednesday 20 April 2011
 
 Rugby in Africa goes Online
Zimbabwe in action during this year's HSBC Sevens World Series

The Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) has announced the launch of its official website, www.confederation-africaine-rugby.com.

All six of the Regional Associations of the IRB now have their own websites, providing Rugby fans with all the information they need on competitions and initiatives in their respective continents.

Available in both English and French, the CAR website marks a giant step forward in the promotion and development of the Game of Rugby in Africa.

All stakeholders in African Rugby - Unions, clubs, coaches, referees, players and supporters - as well as international followers of Africa's growing Rugby scene, can access key information such as competition schedules and results.

The website offers each of the 36 rugby-playing countries within Africa the opportunity to showcase their initiatives, while also fostering the understanding of the CAR collective.

In addition, the website offers up to date resources such as training manuals and educational documents.

FIRA launches improved website

Meanwhile, FIRA, the IRB's Regional Association in Europe, has also recently launched a revamped version of its own website, at www.fira-aer-rugby.com.

Also available in both English and French, in addition to its previous mix of news, results and information, it now also offers:

- A mobile version of the news and results at mobile.fira-aer-rugby.com
- A new website dedicated to Sevens Rugby at highlight.fira-aer-rugby.com
- Live coverage of the certain tournaments, starting with the Under 18 championships
- An option to subscribe to receive the latest FIRA results relating to selected countries or competitions

Regional Association websites

The Asian, Oceania and North and South American regions also all have dedicated websites:

Africa - www.confederation-africaine-rugby.com
Asia - www.arfu.com
Europe - www.fira-aer-rugby.com
Oceania - www.oceaniarugby.com
North America & Caribbean - www.nacrugby.com
South America - www.consur.org