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
Babalwa Latsha is More than Just the Springbok Women’s Captain, She’s is a Trailblazer On and Off the Field
From a humble start to her career as a young player to becoming the first African women’s rugby star to sign an international professional contract, Springbok Women’s captain Babalwa Latsha is trailblazer, and has grown in to a well-known leader in women’s sport.
Libbie Janse van Rensburg scored a hat-trick of tries as the Springbok Women saved their best for last, wrapping up WXV 2 with a 33-7 bonus point victory over Samoa in Cape Town on Friday
Springbok Women’s captain Babalwa Latsha is demanding a memorable performance from her team in the final WXV – 2 Test tournament tie, against Samoa on Friday afternoon, kicking off at 4:30pm at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town
Tayla Kinsey, the most capped scrumhalf in Springbok Women history will not play for SA after HIA protocols in the Test against Italy, and the Springbok Women will also miss Luchell Hanekom and Aseza Hele in their final Test against Manusina Samoa
Italy rose to the top of the WXV 2 World Rugby tournament after their 36-18 win over the Springbok women in Cape Town on Friday evening, penalised by indiscipline and player fitness to reduce the hosts to just 13 in the second half
Nolusindiso Booi to make a record 39th Test appearance at lock, Byrhandrè Dolf starts at wing, Micke Gunter at hooker, and Catha Jacobs at flanker in four changes to the Bok Women starting team to face Italy in the second round of WXV 2 on Friday
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.
Assistant Coach Laurian Johannes-Haupt is eagerly awaiting the Springbok Women’s opening fixture of the XWV 2 International Test Rugby series against Six Nations regulars Scotland at Stellenbosch this Friday
The Bok Women won an early advantage before raising their game to record a 17-all draw in the last of the WXC 2 tournament warm-up series of matches the South Africans have endured, the island team having capitalised on the hosts’ match play errors