Past/Upcoming Games Click to view

Rugby Africa Women’s Cup: P...

Rugby Africa Women’s Cup: Proud SA Coach Koen Happy Springboks Can Learn From Experience

South Africa’s women’s coach Louis Koen emphasised the importance of having a plan for the tournament, particularly since the South Africa group was missing approximately 20 players.

Koen expressed “I am especially proud of how this group stuck to the game plan, I feel we have learned a lot from playing in front of a stadium packed with spectators. It is also important that we faced a team that plays a different type of game and I am certain the girls learned a lot from the build-up.”

“It is disappointing that we gave away the tries, but I’m pleased that they executed the plan,” added Koen.

South Africa’s captain, Nolusindiso Booi believed that it was important for the team to showcase the depth of South African women’s rugby.

“It was a great experience and an important chance to get to know our depth. We embraced the pressure that the stadium gave us and hope we have made the women proud who have become before and paved the way for us.”

The 2024 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup in Antananarivo, Madagascar concluded on Sunday, May 12, with a victory by South Africa.  Through the victory of the tournament, the South African Springboks secure their spot in the 2025 Women’s World Cup in England. Runner-up Madagascar earned qualification for the WX3 tournament in Dubai, scheduled for 2024 November. Kenya proudly secured third place in the three-day tournament, after their victory against Cameroon in the third match.

To View Final Round:

Rugby Pass:

Rugby Africa’s YouTube:

Rugby Africa’ Facebook: