The Springbok women’s team will have a chance of repeating their heroics against the USA (Eagles), when they meet again on Saturday in the third-place match at the IRB Women’s Nations Cup in Toronto, Canada.
South Africa beat the Eagles 26-23 during the third round on Tuesday, after trailing the entire match. The win marked the Springbok first-ever win at the Women’s Nations Cup.
According to RugbyMag.com, South Africa took some time to settle down, but slowly gained momentum and went to the break with the score 13-13.
But, The USA came out storming in the second half, and led 23-16, heading into the closing minutes.
South Africa kept pursuing the tryline and was rewarded after turning over a lineout in the USA’s end. The corner try wasn’t converted, so the USA still had a two-point lead, and just needed to hold on.
But a late penalty opened up some room for the South African backs, who dotted the go-ahead try, 26-23.