Boks Struggle in Rugby WC

The 2006 Women’s Rugby World Cup is fast approaching its conclusion, with tonight’s semi-finals featuring the battle between host nation Canada and mighty England, while defending champions New Zealand’s Black Ferns take on France.

South Africa, currently languishing at the bottom of the tournament log, faces a determined Samoa in the final stages play-offs.


These two teams also face the dubious distinction of having accumulated the most yellow cards for the tournament, with a total of 5 between them.

The winner of that match will play either Spain or Kazakhstan in the ninth place playoff scheduled for Saturday, and the losing sides will meet in the 11th place playoff.

The fifth- and seventh-place play-offs will be determined when the USA face Australia in a repeat match, and Ireland face Scotland for the third time this year.

While a 6th-place log berth for the battle-weary Springboks now appears unlikely to be achieved in this tournament, the girls are sure to approach this evening’s match with their trademark grit and commitment.

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