Cape Town - Springbok
Women's assistant coach Lungisa Kama said on Wednesday the team were enjoying
their rugby and were hopeful that they could book their place in the 2021
Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand after winning their first two qualifying
Springbok Women will face Kenya in their final match of the qualifying
tournament at the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan on Saturday in what marks the
decider as both teams have won their opening two matches with bonus points.
currently top the standings on points' difference after registering big 89-5
and 73-0 victories against Uganda and Madagascar, with the Springbok Women
racking up an impressive 28 tries in the process.
"I am very
proud to have the opportunity to work with this group of players - they have
shown real commitment in terms of their conditioning and skill levels, which is
pleasing," said Kama.
for different provinces in the SA Rugby Women's Interprovincial Competition, so
there were some skill-sets that were of concern to us initially. But we worked
on that, and we are now at a point where our handling skills and presence in
the contact have improved a lot.
we will continue our preparation this week for the match against Kenya, and we
are looking forward to a good game.
"This is a
happy group of players and they are enjoying what they are doing, so we are
hopeful that we will qualify for the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup."
back at the team's performance on Tuesday, Kama said: "Madagascar were very
determined and committed in their approach, and they made things tough for us
at times. But after taking a good look at ourselves, and improving on the basic
aspects of the game we came through nicely."
warned there was still work to done before facing Kenya as they look to wrap up
the tournament with another quality performance for a place in the 2021
extravaganza in New Zealand.
played two games together now, so the cohesion within the squad is better,"
are areas we would like to improve on, such as our breakdowns. Kenya are
physical and fast, so the contact areas will be important, and we also need to
polish our handling skills."
Springbok Women had a morning gym session on Wednesday as part of their
recovery strategy, but will spend the rest of the day off their feet as the
conditioning staff try to keep them as fresh as possible for Saturday's