The Springbok women recorded their first-ever Nations Cup win after their come-from-behind triumph over the USA in Canada on Tuesday, and a repeat win on Saturday will reward hard work and constant development by SARU. Photo: SuppliedThe 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, 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.