The Springbok Women booked their place at the 2021 World Cup in New Zealand thanks to a 39-0 victory over Kenya in Brakpan on Saturday.
The win marked a clean sweep for the Springbok Women in the competition and wrapped up a full house of points from their three matches following 89-5 and 73-0 victories against Uganda and Madagascar, respectively, earlier in the tournament.
The Springbok Women ran Kenya ragged early on, earning their fourth try in the second quarter and taking a 24-0 lead into the break. They built on this in a competitive second stanza, in which they added three more tries to their tally for the 39-0 win.
Coach Stanley Raubenheimer expressed his delight with his charges after the match.
‘I am very pleased for the players, they worked very hard to achieve this. They put in a great effort and they deserve this achievement,’ Raubenheimer said.
‘We scored a number of tries in our three matches in this tournament, so we are on the right track in that regard. But I think we can improve on our accuracy on attack, and I also think we need to work on our defence and kicking game. The good thing is that we will be able to work on those areas in the next few matches.
‘It will certainly help to qualify so well in advance,’ Raubenheimer added. ‘We didn’t participate in the 2017 World Cup, so we need to ensure that we reach the current world standards.’
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