Border Ladies Secure SA Rugby Women’s Premier Division Final Spot

Defending champions Border Ladies have comfortably booked their place in the final of the SA Rugby Women’s Premier Division, as the domestic showpiece is scheduled for 11 June 2022. Photo: WomenBoks (Twitter)

Defending champions Border Ladies have comfortably booked their place in the final of the SA Rugby Women’s Premier Division, as the domestic showpiece is scheduled for 11 June 2022.

The Eastern Cape side secured a 65-0 win over Mastercard Golden Lions Women in East London on Saturday, 28 May.

Border  created a good platform upfront and scored 11 tries, with replacement back Ayabonga Dasheka dotting down three times as their backs ran riot.

The Ladies scored three tries in the opening half for a 21-0 lead, but it was carnage after the break as they almost scored at will.

The other two contenders for a place in the final – Blue Bulls Women and DHL Western Province – met at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday 27 May, with the Cape Town side running away to a 45-15 win.

The hosts suffered their first defeat as Western Province played their hearts out and not only did they pull off a convincing win, but they also put themselves in contention to host the final.

In the other match of the weekend, EP Queens won a nail-biting encounter at Wolfson Stadium in Nelson Mandela Bay. Queens had to come from behind to beat Boland Dames 26-22 in dramatic fashion.

Dames were quick out of the blocks with three tries in the first 40 minutes, with the home side replying with one try and two penalty goals.

The Queens fought their way back into the game in the second half and the introduction of experienced Springbok Women flyhalf Zenay Jordaan, as well as the hard running of Test wing Nomawethu Mabenge, proved decisive. Mabenge scored three tries to set up the win.

The Cell C Sharks Women had a bye this past weekend.

 

Results: SA Rugby Women’s Premier Division

Friday 27 May 2022:

Blue Bulls Women 15 (3), DHL Western Province 45 (28)
Blue Bulls Women
 – Tries: Doreen Mkhabela, Cornelia Walker. Conversion: Rumandi Potgieter. Penalty goal: Libbie Janse van Rensburg.
DHL WP – Tries: Aziza Mkiva, Sinazo Mcatshulwa, Felicia Jacobs (2), Kirsten Conrad, Sesethu Mtshazi, Vuyo Maqholo. Conversions: Conrad (5)

 

Saturday 28 May 2022:

EP Queens 26 (11), Boland Dames 22 (17)
EP Queens
 – Tries: Nomawethu Mabenge (3), Sanelisiwe Charlie. Conversions: Byrhandre Dolf (3).
Boland Dames – Tries: Onako Jita, Theresa Ruiters, Ayanda Malinga, Anelca Hess. Conversion: Demi Nel.

Border Ladies 65 (21), Mastercard Golden Lions Women 0 (0)
Border Ladies
 – Tries: Khanya Ketani, Nqatyiswa Lufutha (2), Aphiwe Ngwevu, Yandisa Nobanda, Chuma Delubom (2), Anela Mnana, Ayabonga Dasheka (3). Conversions: Unathi Mali (5).

 

Photo 1 Caption: Defending champions Border Ladies have comfortably booked their place in the final of the SA Rugby Women’s Premier Division, as the domestic showpiece is scheduled for 11 June 2022. Photo: WomenBoks (Twitter)

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