Six of the best women’s teams on the planet will return later this year for the second instalment of WXV 2, after World Rugby announced South Africa among the three host venues for their flagship annual women’s tournaments on Wednesday
South Africa’s Springbok Women fell to a narrow 31-17 defeat against Scotland in their opening WXV 2 match on Friday, but the hosts showed marked improvement from previous encounters
The WXV will finally become reality for the Springbok Women when they take on Scotland in the opening round of the exciting new global women’s competition at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch on Friday
Players representing the 12 nations competing in WXV 2 and WXV 3 gathered in Cape Town and Dubai ahead of the start of World Rugby’s new annual global women’s 15s competition.
Interim head coach Louis Koen announced a Springbok Women’s squad rich in Rugby World Cup experience for the inaugural WXV 2 tournament starting in the Western Cape this October, with South Africa to face Scotland, Italy, and Samoa in the group stages.
Springbok Women held a slender lead at the break and had to overcome a strong second half surge by a strengthened Kenya and a late try by captain Lusanda Dumke to beat Kenya for the Series win on Monday #gsportAfrica
The Springbok Women’s Sevens team welcome the opportunity to take the field again as they travel to Hermanus to face Boland Rebels and Titans on Saturday
World Rugby unveils details of the inaugural HSBC Sevens Challenger Series event, which will take place at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch