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.
The Springbok Women have a little over 19 months to prepare for the 2021 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand as the tournament will kick off on 18 September.
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.