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Win the official referee’s jersey from the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018

Unique opportunity for journalists to win an official jersey from Africa’s premier international rugby tournament – won by Namibia who qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

They are more like participants than officials, as the decisions they make dictate the flow of the game and allow the players to express themselves more freely

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, October 29, 2018/APO Group/ --

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy in Africa and the Middle East, and main Official Partner of World Rugby’s African association Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), today launched a competition – open to journalists only – to win an official referee’s jersey from the recent Rugby Africa Gold Cup.

The sky-blue jersey (https://bit.ly/2JoXEHh) features the APO Group logo on the front and back as well as branding from Rugby Africa and African Flair.

The jersey is quick-dry, lightweight and breathable and is made out of 100% hydrophilic polyester fabrics to provide maximum comfort for match officials. With its body-hugging fit, the jersey ensures elasticity and softness and delivers optimum movement.

The final match in the 2018 Gold Cup saw Namibia beat Kenya 53-28 on 18th August to secure their place at the 2019 World Cup in Japan. In total 15 matches were played across Africa as six of the best teams on the continent battled it out. Match attendances were significantly up during this year’s tournament, with millions of new fans following the progress of their teams live on Kwese Sports TV and online streaming services for the first time.

APO Group’s sponsorship of the referees’ uniforms is part of an ongoing collaboration with Rugby Africa to help promote the sport all over the continent. The company is committed to showcasing the spirit and competitiveness of rugby in developing African nations, as well as bringing the sport to new audiences.

“Referees are a vital part of international rugby,” said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group. “They are more like participants than officials, as the decisions they make dictate the flow of the game and allow the players to express themselves more freely. The match officials at the Gold Cup represented the very best of sport in Africa. Without them, quite simply, there would be no game.”

To win this unique prize, simply enter the draw by providing your name, journalist accreditation and contact details. The closing date for entries is Wednesday 28th November, and the winner will be announced on Friday 30th November.


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