05/08/2020 - Latswa Nominated In Three Categories Of The Annual Momentum GSport Awards - Latsha led the Springbok Women’s team to victory in the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup in Johannesburg in 2019, which guaranteed their place in the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, and she made history earlier this year by becoming the first South African woman to play professional rugby after signing a three-month contract
04/08/2020 - Babalwa Latsha, The First African Women’s Player To Go Professional - Latsha joined the inaugural South African Rugby Legends Association's (SARLA) development programme in 2014. She wants women’s rugby to develop around the world and believes a policy-driven approach, focusing on grassroots rugby and empowering women in the sport, is required in order to achieve this goal. “We need to have policies
22/07/2020 - RuggasTV - We Talk To The Tuks Woman's Coach And Bulls President re Woman Rugby And It's Future - An interesting program with the main focus in woman rugby. I ask difficult questions which is answered with honesty. Riaan vd Merwe of Tuks is a very proud coach and manager and could not stop boasting with the Tuks performances. It is said that to make woman rugby popular, leagues and competitions need
01/07/2020 - Imbokodo Set Sights On Next Season - The cancellation of the inaugural Challenger Series event for women is a setback to their aspirations, but the Springbok Women's Sevens team will not give up on their drive to become a core team on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. That was the reaction from Imbokodo coach Paul Delport in response to the news that the Stellenbosch event, that was originally
03/06/2020 - SARU - Africa Women's Cup Cancelled - The Springbok Women were set to defend their Rugby Africa Women’s Cup title in a three match series against Uganda, Madagascar and Kenya between May and July, which would have featured a historic first Test match in Madagascar, but the tournament was called off on Tuesday following a decision by Rugby Africa to cancel their 2020 season in the interests of player safety.
08/05/2020 - World Rugby Launches Women Coaching Toolkit To Recruit And Retain More Female Coaches - World Rugby today launched a new, online Women Coaching Rugby Toolkit, developed by World Rugby to assist unions and regional associations in recruiting, developing and retaining more female rugby coaches at every level of the game.
13/03/2020 - Women - Stellenbosch World Rugby Tournament Postponed Due To Covid-19 - World Rugby has announced the postponement of the women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series tournament, that was due to be played in Stellenbosch on 28 and 29 March, in response to the continued Covid-19 situation. “The health and safety of participating teams, tournament event staff and spectators is our highest
08/03/2020 - Woman - Springbok Women To Defend Rugby Africa Women’s Cup Title - In another step up for womens’ rugby in South Africa, the Springbok Women celebrated International Women’s Day on Sunday with the news that they will defend their Rugby Africa Women’s Cup title between May and July, with the tournament featuring a historic first Test match in Madagascar.
08/03/2020 - Women 7s - Imbokodo To Face Familiar Foes In Stellenbosch - The Springbok Women's Sevens team were drawn with China, Poland and Mexico in Pool A of the inaugural HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series tournament for women, to be played on 28-29 March at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch. Japan, Papua New Guinea, Kazakhstan and Belgium will contest Pool B, and Scotland, Kenya,
23/02/2020 - Women - Imbokodo Unbeaten In Hermanus - The Springbok Women's Sevens team kept a clean slate at the Hermanus Sevens to bag a second title at this event in as many years. The Imbokodo won their matches against Boland Rebels (35-0), SWD Titans (38-0), Blue Jets (32-0) and Busy Bees 38-0 in the final in a hit-out that was pleasing to coach Paul Delport, as his squad was tested in numerous ways, but kept
21/02/2020 - Women - Imbokodo Excited To Return To The Playing Field - The Springbok Women's Sevens team will revel in the opportunity to take the field again after their historic first appearance at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens in December last year. They travel to the coastal resort of Hermanus for the Hermanus Sevens on Saturday and although it is a far cry from the sell-out event at Cape Town Stadium, the
11/02/2020 - Women - Springbok Women's Sevens Ecstatic About Challenger Tournament - The Springbok Women's Sevens squad welcomed the news that South Africa will host yet another major international tournament with the inaugural event on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series for women heading to the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch. Twelve teams
11/02/2020 - Women - World Rugby Awards Another Tournament To South Africa - World Rugby announced on Tuesday that South Africa will host yet another major international tournament with the inaugural event on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series for women heading to Stellenbosch next month. Twelve teams from all six of World Rugby’s regions will be competing for a
16/01/2020 - Women - Babalwa Latsha Become First Rugby Professional Female XV's Rugby Player - Springbok Women’s prop and 2019 captain, Babalwa Latsha, has added another feather to her rugby cap by joining Spanish club SD Eibar Femenino on a three-month contract – which runs until the end of their season in April – with an option to renew.
14/10/2019 - SARU Women - Springbok Women's Sevens Champions Of Africa - Zintle Mpupha and the Imbokodo squad edged Kenya 15-14 in the final at Mustapha Ben Jannet Stadium, claiming the continental showpiece with a clean sheet of victories after earlier on Sunday also outplaying Morocco (42-0) in the Cup quarter-finals and
13/10/2019 - SARU Women - Clean Sheet For Imbokodo On Day One - The Springbok Women's Sevens team laid down a marker for the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens crown on Saturday as they defeated Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia to finish top of pool B in Tunisia. They will now face Morocco in the Cup Quarter-finals at the Mustapha Ben
10/10/2019 - SARU Women - Experience Key For Springbok Women 7's – Mpupha - The experience of having played at this stadium and in this tournament will have a huge influence in the Springbok Women's Sevens squad's ability to adapt to the challenges of the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens tournament at Mustapha Ben Jannet Stadium in
10/10/2019 - SARU Women - Springbok Women's Sevens Keen To Make Their Mark In Tunisia - The Springbok Women's Sevens will arrive in Tunisia tomorrow for the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens tournament with a good mix of experience and new talent, and will be spurred on knowing that they can overcome an important hurdle on their way
08/10/2019 - SARU Women - Delport Names Springbok Women’s Sevens Squad - Springbok Women's Sevens coach Paul Delport named an experienced squad to travel to Tunisia for the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens qualifier event, to be played this weekend. The tournament will be played in Monastir on 12 and 13 October, when the Imbokodo* will