The final of the Confederation of African Rugby’s Top 9 competition will be played in Paris at Stade Claude Luboz in the northern Paris suburb of Gennevillers on Saturday afternoon – an historic encounter. You might remember from a previous blog posting how the Malagasy team, known as the Makis, reached the final after a shock victory against the South-African amateur team. Joining the Makis in the final are Morocco, who whipped the Namibian team in Casablanca.
It is a special achievement for Madagascar in a special year because this year the Federation Malgache de Rugby is celebrating its centenary. This is the 3rd time the Makis will be playing in France, however it is their 1st test game.
Madagascar is presently ranked 43rd in the World, however with burgeoning interest and the Confederation final coming up, hopefully this is all about to change.

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  1. 43rd in the world hey? That must put them just about the English…


  2. Make that just *above* the english…


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