It has been confirmed, the Springboks will be heading to the 2021 Rugby Women’s World Cup in New Zealand after the South Africans pulled off a 39-0 victory against Kenya on Saturday afternoon at the Bosman Stadium.
Going into the match against the Kenyans, this was one game in the tournament that was going to be a tight battle as both sides had previously held a 100 percent win record, but that was all going to come to an end as there had to be a winner who would eventually march on to earn their spot at the prestigious World Cup event.
Head coach Stanley Raubenheimer’s side got off to an early start when Zintle Mpupha’s pace found her breaking through the oppositions defence to give the Boks a 7-0 points lead in the fourth minute. There was good forward play coming from the home side, which resulted in Lindelwa Gwala diving over the line to double the lead.
By the 22nd minute of the final match of the qualifying match, the Springboks had scored their fourth try as Snenhlanhla Shozi added her name to the scoresheet. As halftime struck, the score remained at 24-0 in favour of the ladies in green and gold.
A Super Tight Second Half Had the Boks On Their Toes
Going into the second half, the Kenyans came out guns blazing as they sought to get onto the scoreboard as they kept the South Africans on the backfoot. However, their strategy did not last very long when Aseza Hele’s brilliance came out and she scored the fifth try of the day.
In the remaining minutes of the game, Mathrin Simmers scored from an overlap and Rights Mkhari stood up to take the try to ensure that the Springboks walked off the field with a 39-0 victory and earning their place at the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Fulltime Score at The Bosman Stadium, Brakpan:
South Africa 39-0 Kenya
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Photo 1 Caption: The Springboks captain Babalwa Latsha lifts the Rugby African Women’s Cup title which doubles up as the qualifier for the 2021 Rugby Women’s Cup in New Zealand, as the South Africans beat Kenya 39-0 to secure their place at the world event. Photo: gsport