Rugby Africa Women’s Cup: South Africa’s gear up for final showdown against Madagascar


South Africa’s Springbok Women, guided by the seasoned helm of head coach Louis Koen, are poised to tackle their final hurdle against Madagascar in the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup. With Sunday’s clash at Stade Makis in Antananarivo looming as the ultimate decider, both teams vie not only for continental supremacy but also for the coveted ticket to the Rugby World Cup in England next year.

Koen’s strategic maneuver sees the return of three stalwarts to the starting lineup, injecting a wealth of experience into the Springbok Women’s campaign. Lindelwa Gwala and Sanelisiwe Charlie fortify the front row, while Veroeshka Grain takes her place on the wing, underlining the team’s commitment to fielding a battle-tested roster for the championship clash.

The Springbok Women’s pack, boasting a formidable presence with seven members having graced the global stage in the previous Rugby World Cup, embodies resilience and championship pedigree.

Meanwhile, the backline, anchored by the emergence of Sikholiwe Mdletshe’s electrifying debut performance, sets the stage for an exhilarating display of skill and determination.

As injuries necessitate minor adjustments, the Springbok Women remain undeterred, with Koen emphasizing the team’s unwavering respect for their opponents and the meticulous preparation undertaken to ensure peak performance for the final showdown.

With victories over Cameroon and Kenya fueling their momentum, the Springbok Women enter the clash against Madagascar with a blend of confidence and humility, fully aware of the formidable challenge that lies ahead.

As the anticipation mounts for the highly anticipated clash, rugby enthusiasts across the globe can tune in to witness the spectacle, with the match set to be broadcast live on various platforms, including SuperSport, SA Rugby’s YouTube channel, Rugby Africa’s Facebook page, and

With kickoff fast approaching, the stage is set for a thrilling encounter as the Springbok Women stand ready to etch their names into the annals of rugby history.

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