Boks trounce Uganda to book a World Cup spot
THE Springbok Women’s team ensured their participation in next year’s IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in France when they comprehensively defeated Uganda 63-3 in a one-off qualifier at the Buffalo City Stadium at the weekend. The Springboks were simply too strong, too fast and too accurate for their African counterparts, who were playing their first game outside of East Africa. The Aslam Abrahams-coached Boks, led by East London hero Mandisa Williams, on Saturday ran in 11 tries past the Ugandans on their way to record their highest winning margin in an international game.
According to Springbok captain Williams, the victory was a huge team effort thanks to most of the work being done last week, leading up to the game. “The girls played superb rugby today [Saturday] and we are extremely happy with the win but there is a lot of hard work ahead.
“Everything worked out well, we had told ourselves before the game that we would stick to our structures and play our game plan and that we did [on Saturday]. “Well done to the girls and thanks to Uganda for the game but we know the hard work lies ahead.
We’ll be playing stronger and sharper teams at the World Cup,” Williams said. ATTACKING MOOD: Springbok Women’s centre Daphne Scheepers (holding the ball) takes a short ball from flyhalf Zenay Jordaan and crashes through the Uganda defence.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Daily DispatchSimilar Stories