Rugby

France maul SA Women

2014-07-05 10:41
SA women

Cape Town - The Springbok Women ended their Rugby World Cup warm-up tour with a 46-8 defeat against Six Nations champions France on Friday.

The strong French forwards, number eight Sati N’Diaye and flank Koumiba Djossouvi scored tries from scrums as their dominance was rewarded early on in the game.

The fiery French backline were also heavily involved in the high-scoring affair.

Fullback Jesse Tremouliere, centre Elodie Poublan and wing Marion Lievre all dotted down for the hosts. French flyhalf Christelle Leduff added a penalty to take their score for the half to 34 points.

In return for the Springbok Women, debutant fullback Cindy Cant showed she could as she slotted a penalty. The Springbok Women, however, stepped up their game in the second half and adopted a more direct approach on attack.

But a yellow card for prop Portia Jonga for infringing at a breakdown close to the tryline reduced the visitors to 14 players for 10 minutes. This allowed the hosts to score yet another try by replacement hooker Gaelle Mignot to extend their lead.

The pressure on attack eventually paid off for the Springbok women with a well-worked try by flyhalf Zenay Jordaan in the final quarter, who gathered a switch from captain Lamla Momoti and held off a defender to place the ball over the tryline.

France, however, had the last say as they worked their way into the Springbok Women’s half for another forward-dominated try two minutes from the end.

Scorers:

Springbok Women

Try: Zenay Jordaan
Penalty: Cindy Cant

France Women

Tries: Marion Lievre, Safi N’Diaye, Jessy Tremouliere, Koumiba Djossouvi, Elodie Poublan, Gaelle Mignot (2) Conversions: Christelle Leduff (4)
Penalty: Christelle Leduff

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