Springbok Women’s Sevens Still Looking For A First Win After Losing To Spain


The Springboks Women's Sevens team played Spain in the 9th-place semi-final at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens and lost 12-17. The Springbok Women's Sevens will play Japan at 12h08 for the 11th place play-off.

Spain opened the scoring with a well-worked try in the corner by Olivia Fresneda to take an early lead of 05-00. The Springbok Women's Sevens attacked from the kickoff and scored a converted try when Veroeshka Grain burst through a tackle to score, however, Spain once again struck back from the kickoff to take a 12-07 lead. Nadine Roos slipped through a gap and ran almost the length of the field for the Springbok Women's Sevens' second try to level the score 12-12 at the end of the first half.

Spain attacked from the kick-off and scored the first try of the second half after three minutes of play to lead 17-12. A yellow card with two minutes left to play did not help a lack-lustre Springbok Wome's Sevens team. Spain dominated the rest of the half and were the deserved winners with 17-12.

Blitzboks: Tries: Veroeshka Grain, Nadine Roos. Conversion: Nadine Roos.
Spain: Tries: Olivia Fresneda, Amaia Erbina, Ingrid Algar. Conversion: Claudia Peña Hidalg.

Springbok Women's Sevens: Rights Mkhari, Asisipho Plaatjies, Aseza Hele, Nadine Roos (c), Marlize de Bruin, Felicia Jacobs, Jacomina Cilliers. Replacements: Liske Lategan, Lusanda Dumke, Anacadia Minnaar, Kemiketso Baloyi, Simamkele Namba.

Spain: Amaia Erbina, Olivia Fresneda, Eva Aguirre Diaz, Ingrid Algar, Amalia Argudo, Elisabet Segarra Cararach, Claudia Peña Hidalgo. Replacements: Paula Requena, Iciar Pozo Eizaguirre, Bruna Elias, Marta Cantabrana Gil, Claudia Perez Perez.