Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Paul Delport named an experienced squad to travel to Tunisia for the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens qualifier event over the weekend.
The tournament will be played in Monastir on Saturday and Sunday when the Imbokodo (SA Women Sevens nickname) will try to qualify for to the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Qualifying tournament next year.
“I am happy with the squad,” said Delport. “We are without Christelene Steinhobel, who is still recovering from an operation, and Alyssa Conley has a foot injury, which is not worth risking for this trip.
“However, there are some very good and experienced players in the team. It is going to be a tough tournament no doubt and we realise what is at stake.”
The squad will depart from Cape Town on Wednesday.
The pools for the tournament are:
A: Kenya, Senegal, Botswana, Ghana
B: Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia
C: Tunisia, Madagascar, Morocco, Mauritius
The Springbok Women’s Sevens squad:
1 Rights Mkhari
2 Catha Jacobs
3 Buhle Sonomzi
4 Zinhle Ndawonde
5 Sizophila Solontsi
6 Zintle Mpupha (captain)
7 Mathrin Simmers
8 Zenay Jordaan
9 Nadine Roos
10 Eloise Webb
11 Liske Lategan
12 Meghan Phillips
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