APO Group becomes Official Public Relations Partner of Rugby Africa

World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa (, the governing body of rugby in Africa, and APO Group, the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, today announced a new multi-year agreement making APO Group the Official Public Relations Partner of Rugby Africa.

The two organizations have worked together since 2017 and have a common goal to help African rugby break through on the international stage. The sport is on a huge growth trajectory across the continent, with 37 African nations now full or associate members of World Rugby, and APO Group is using its unparalleled media network and international reach to bring the best of African rugby to new audiences both in Africa and all over the world.

“The APO Group team has provided invaluable support to Rugby Africa for many years, and has given us a voice on the international stage. I am delighted that our important relationship will continue to grow because now, more than ever, it is vital that our message is heard. It’s time for a mindset change across the continent and around the world. Africa must look inward and put pressure on the World. Africa mustn’t be forgotten. It is our time,” said Herbert Mensah, President of Rugby Africa.

“APO Group is completely aligned with Rugby Africa’s new President on the need for more better and stronger governance, funding and exposure for the game in Africa,” said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard (, Founder and Chairman of APO Group. “Rugby Africa couldn’t have chosen a better President to defend its interests on the global stage. Herbert is a natural born leader and a proud African, and I look forward to joining him as we strive to help rugby in Africa realize its true potential.”

Read the full press release.