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THE South African women's rugby team suffered their second defeat at the Nations Cup in Canada on Sunday - a 39-0 loss to the US in Toronto.
The SA team were held scoreless while their American opponents ran in six tries and played some exciting running rugby.
Flanker Phaidra Knight and winger Victoria Folayan both scored a brace of tries for the US team while flanker Beckett Royce and fullback Christy Ringgenberg also added their names to the try-scoring sheet. Ringgenberg kicked three conversions and a penalty.
The South African women were outplayed by their opponents and struggled to build any momentum in the match. They also conceded too many penalties, which allowed the Americans plenty of opportunities to launch attacks from in South Africa's half of the field.
The South African side also received four yellow cards for various acts of foul play during the match and at one stage were reduced to 13 players on the field.
"Our intentions were to play the Americans with our traditional aggressive approach, but unfortunately we never had that chance," said SA women's team captain Mandisa Williams. "We also tried to play a faster game compared to our two previous matches against France and Canada, but the Americans did well to slow down the little ball we had on attack.
"The defeat is extremely disappointing as we have not won any games at the Nations Cup yet. But we'll learn from this experience and start preparing for our final game of the competition against England on Wednesday."
The SA women drew 17-17 in their first Nations Cup fixture against France before going down to hosts Canada 35-17 last week. - Sapa