Springboks Women Stunned by France

The Springboks Women’s team played their first opening match against France on Saturday morning, 08 October at Eden Park stadium in New Zealand.

The experienced team dominated the South African side leading 19-0 by halftime with no signs of them slowing down.

France played most of the time in the Springboks half dismantling their defence. A try by Nomawethu Mabenge in the second half helped the team manage to get consolation points. The match ended with France winning by a 40-5 score.

According to a statement released by SA Rugby, “The big difference was the experience between the two sides, one playing year in and year out in the Six Nations, and the other on their way back after a couple of years in the wilderness. France deserved the win and congratulations to them, but I am pleased with the way we played in stages.”

The Springboks team will be looking to redeem themselves when they play against Fiji next on 16 October at Waitakere Stadium.


Springbok Women: Try- Nomawethu Mabenge.

France: Tries-Laure Sansus, Gabrielle Vernier, Emilie Boulard, Caroline Drouin and Joanne Grisez.

Conversions: Drouin and Lina Queyroi.

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Sports writer: Buyeleni Sibanyoni

Images: Springboks Women Twitter Account


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