The Black Ferns last night laid the best platform from which to confirm their reputation as the world’s most successful women’s rugby team, after they convincingly beat France 40-10 to reach Saturday’s final of the 2006 IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in Edmonton, Canada.
The 2006 Women’s Rugby World Cup is fast approaching its conclusion, with tonight’s semi-finals featuring the battle between host nation Canada and mighty England, while defending champions New Zealand’s Black Ferns take on France.
The Springboks are yet to win a match at the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup, but South Africa is still winning on the field.
England captain Sue Day scored four of her side’s 12 tries as they beat South Africa 74-8 in their IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup match at Ellerslie Rugby Park in Edmonton, Canada.
South Africa’s surviving women’s competitor in the Flushing Meadows grand slam, Liezel Huber, progressed to the third round with partner Sania Mirza.
The Springbok women’s rugby team face England at the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup tonight, looking to bounce back from a crushing loss to Australia in their opening game last Friday.
South African rugby referee, Jenny Bentel, will make history later tonight, as the first South African woman to officiate at a women’s rugby world cup match.
With 10 days to go to the start of the third IRB-sanctioned Women’s Rugby World Cup, South African coach David Dobela is quietly confident that his team will be able to ruffle a few feathers.