Springbok Women Depart for November 2021 Series Tour

by | Oct 31, 2021

The Springbok Women’s team depart for the November 2021 Series tour to France on Sunday, 31 October, as preparations continue heading into the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

The team gathered at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria this past week where they went through a number of pre-tour activities, which saw seven debutants get an opportunity to test their skills ahead of the series. 

Speaking to springboks.rugby, scrumhalf Tayla Kinsey, explained that the upcoming tour will be a good test as the Rugby World Cup is 11 months away.

“We don’t have an easy tour and I am very keen to see where we are from a playing perspective when we take on France next week – not only for myself, as I cannot wait to play again, but for the squad, as France will be a proper test.”

Kinsey, who has 15 Test caps, says as a senior player in the team, it will be a responsibility for her to guide the younger players in the squad. 

“A number of players have not travelled abroad and that will be something new for them to tour.

“Also, there is a lot to take in during the next couple of days, so my advice to them would be to look, observe and learn as much as they can. We all have to be in sync if we want to achieve as a team, so the sooner they find their feet, the better it will be,” she added.

“They should ask a lot of questions and use the five days we have in camp to make sure they are up to speed.”

 

The Springbok Women’s World Cup Preparation European Tour Fixtures: 

Saturday, 6 November:
France v South Africa (2pm, Stade de la Rabine, Vannes)
Saturday, 13 November:
Wales v South Africa (12.15pm, Cardiff Arms Park)
Saturday, 27 November:
Barbarians v South Africa (5.15pm, Twickenham)

 

The Springbok Women Full Squad:

Nolusindiso Booi (DHL WP) – lock, 24 caps
Roseline Botes (DHL WP) – hooker, uncapped
Sanelisiwe Charlie (EP Queens) – prop, 1 cap
Jakkie Cilliers (Leopards) – centre, 1 cap
Lusanda Dumke (Border Women) – loose forward, 8 caps
Micke Gunter (Cell C Sharks) – hooker, 1 cap
Lindelwa Gwala (Cell C Sharks) – hooker, 10 caps
Catha Jacobs (Blue Bulls Women) – utility forward, 2 caps
Libbie Janse van Rensburg (Blue Bulls Women) – flyhalf, 2 caps
Zenay Jordaan (EP Queens) – flyhalf, 28 caps
Tayla Kinsey (Cell C Sharks Women) – scrumhalf, 15 caps
Babalwa Latsha (DHL WP) – prop, 9 caps
Nomawethu Mabenge (EP Queens) – wing, 2 caps
Lerato Makua (Blue Bulls Women) – lock, uncapped
Ayanda Malinga (Blue Bulls Women) – wing, 3 caps
Monica Mazibukwana (EP Queens) – hooker, uncapped
Sinazo Mcatshulwa (DHL WP) – loose forward, 8 caps
Rights Mkhari (Blue Bulls Women) – lock, 3 caps
Zintle Mpupha (DHL WP) – centre, 7 caps
Simamkele Namba (DHL WP) – wing, uncapped
Ziyanda Ngohlekana (SWD) – loose forward, 1 cap
Yonela Ngxingolo (Border Women) – prop, 10 caps
Asithandile Ntoyanto (Border Women) – prop, 5 caps
Amahle Nyoba (EP Queens) – prop, 2 caps
Rumandi Potgieter (Blue Bulls Women) – scrumhalf, 2 caps
Chumisa Qawe (DHL WP) – centre, 4 caps
Nadine Roos (Boland Dames) – fullback, uncapped
Donelle Snyders (DHL WP) – wing, 2 caps
Sizophila Solontsi (Cell C Sharks Women) – loose forward, 6 caps
Tania Scholtz (Guernsey) – hooker, uncapped
Bernice Strydom (Boland Dames) – lock, 3 caps
Unam Tose (Border Women) – scrumhalf, 3 caps
Eloise Webb (Boland Dames) – fullback, 5 caps

 

Photo 1 Caption: The Springbok Women’s team depart for the November 2021 Series tour to France on Sunday, 31 October, as preparations continue heading into the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Photo: Springbok Women (Twitter)

 

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