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Women's Sevens squad ready for qualifiers

By unknown | Sep 17, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Meshack Khotha

Meshack Khotha

The Springbok women's Sevens squad will assemble today in Johannesburg ahead of the IRB Women's World Championships qualifiers in Uganda on Saturday and Sunday.

The South African Rugby Union announced the 12-member team in Port Elizabeth last week.

Coach Denver Wannies said they have assembled a formidable squad.

South Africa will join other Africans countries including Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast and the hosts Uganda.

The two top teams in the tournament will represent Africa in the IRB Women's Sevens World Championships in Dubai next March.

"The players are geared up to give their best shot at the weekend," said Wannies.

The squad will be based at Edenvale in Ekurhuleni and they will play a warm-up match against the Lions women's invitation team at Ellis Park Stadium tonight. The team leaves for Uganda tomorrow.

The squad: Yolanda Meiring (Blue Bulls); Natasha Hofmeester (Boland); Mandisa Williams (Border); Nomathamsanqa Faleni, Lamla Momoti, Saloma Booysen, Lorinda Brown, Pumeza Gadu and Zenay Jordaan (all Eastern Cape); Nombulelo Mayongo (Griffons); Aimee Barrett (KwaZulu-Natal); and Nadine Barnard (Western Province).


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