Springbok Women’s captain, Babalwa Latsha, has continued to lead the way for South African women in rugby as she took to social media to announce news of her contract renewal with Eibar Women’s Rugby Club in Spain.
In her Twitter post Latsha (@BabalwaLatsha) said,
“CONFIRMED: @eibarrugbytaldea has renewed my contract. I will be with the @ferugby outfit for another season.”
— Babalwa Latsha (@BabalwaLatsha) May 19, 2020
Speaking with Celine Abrahams, Latsha says,
“I am quite excited about the contract renewal, of course its quite uncertain times, you know, given our current situation with the COVID-19 outbreak but that has not dampened my spirits in terms of being happy about the contract and also being grateful for it.
“I am looking forward to – in the near future – being able to go across and do what I love.
“They know what I am capable of, I know what I am capable of and we have a very good working relations, so I am looking forward to being with them for next season.” – Sprinbok Women’s captain and Eibar Women’s Rugby Club player, Babalwa Latsha
“What I’m hoping to achieve is this; I would like to sow to far greater heights in terms of my international rugby career.
“I’m hoping to achieve something to the effect of having more South African female rugby players playing abroad, so over and above that I’m looking forward to my tenure at Eibar. They know what I am capable of, I know what I am capable of and we have a very good working relations, so I am looking forward to being with them for next season.”
Latsha joined the Spanish outfit early in January 2020 becoming the first South African women’s rugby player to sign a professional international contract.
The initial deal was signed for three months which ran until the end of the season.
The decision to renew the Boks prop’s contract has come after she had left a lasting impression with her performances on the field.
Latsha will be eager to get back to Spain to join her team as soon as the lockdown regulations are eased in South Africa and play gets back underway in Eibar.
Photo 1 Caption: Springbok Women’s rugby captain, Babalwa Latsha, has signed a season long contract after Eibar Women’s Rugby Club