A letter from US President Joe Biden expressing strong support of USA’s bid to host the 2031 men’s Rugby World Cup and 2033 women’s World Cup was part of a final bid package submitted by USA Rugby, the federation said.
Rassie Erasmus says the women’s game in South Africa is a big priority as the Springbok Women and Women’s Sevens teams prepare for a season that includes two World Cup tournaments.
SA Rugby says although the postponement of the 2021 World Cup is disappointing for the Springbok Women’s team, it was understandable and sensible.
World Rugby has announced that the 2021 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand is set to be postponed until next year due to ‘the uncertain and challenging global Covid-19 landscape’.
SA Rugby has refocused its approach to women’s rugby by appointing former Ireland captain Lynne Cantwell as the first-ever high-performance manager.
Springbok Women captain Nolusindiso Booi said the team is grateful for the support from Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber during their preparation for the 2021 World Cup.
The Springbok Women’s team has been drawn in Pool C alongside England, France and Fiji for next year’s World Rugby Cup in New Zealand.
The official draw for the 2021 Women’s World Cup will take place on Friday, 20 November at the SkyCity Theatre in the heart of Auckland.
Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer and veteran players Nolusindiso Booi and Zintle Mpupha on Friday expressed their excitement about the 2021 Rugby World Cup.
Springbok Women’s captain Nolusindiso Booi has encouraged her teammates to remain positive and keep working hard with an eye on the 2021 World Cup in New Zealand.