Springbok Women’s vice-captain Babalwa Latsha could become the first women’s player from Africa to go pro, but that is just one part of her remarkable journey, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.
The Spanish women’s team will travel to South Africa in September for a three-game tour, including a Test match against the Bok Women.
The Springbok Women’s Sevens team won the Centrale Sevens tournament in Paris after going unbeaten in six matches on Thursday .
Zintle Mpupha will resume her duties as Springbok Women’s Sevens captain when they travel to France next week for invitational tournaments in Paris and Nancy.
The Springbok Women will be in action for the first time on South African soil in six years when they host Scotland in two Tests in Cape Town.
Italy scored five tries in their 35-10 win against the Springbok Women in wet and muddy conditions in Prato on Sunday.
The Springbok Women will be bolstered by the return of captain Nolusindiso Booi for their final tour match against Italy on Sunday.
Babalwa Latsha will captain an injury-hit Springbok Women’s team against Spain in Villajoyosa on Saturday.
Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer says he is proud of his team’s performance despite their 19-5 defeat against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday.
The Springbok Women will play their first Test since the 2014 World Cup when they face Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.