Lessons learned, Bok Women expect improved outing against Scotland

CAPE TOWN – Springbok Women’s captain and prop Babalwa Latsha said her team learned valuable lessons in their defeat against Spain last week and are determined to improve on their performance against Scotland as they look to get their two-match series off to a winning start at the City Park Stadium in Cape Town on Monday.

The Springbok Women gathered in Stellenbosch on Wednesday and hit the ground running with two training sessions a day since, as they prepare for their back-to-back Tests against Scotland on Monday 30 September, and Saturday 5 October.

“We are all on the same page as a squad and we are excited to play against Scotland,” said Latsha. “It is very exciting to be back on the international scene and these Tests are a good marker to determine where we are and where we need to be.

“The Test against Spain was a good learning curve for us, and it allowed us to do some reflection as a team, and identify some work-on’s going into the next two Tests.”

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National women’s rugby captain Babalwa Latsha, is ready to lead her side against the visiting Scotland. Photo: SA Rugby
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“There are some good combinations in the squad that are working for us,” she said, “but at the same time this group includes a good mix of experienced players and youngsters who really want to learn and experience the quality of rugby at this level. And in that sense we complement each other well, and I believe it contributes to a good squad set-up.”

Coach Stanley Raubenheimer will announce his match-day squad for the clash on Sunday. The match kicks off at 17h00 and will be streamed lived on www.springboks.rugby.

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