Camp focuses on fitness

THE SA women's rugby team will attend their first camp in Cape Town from October 28 to November 1 in preparation for the IRB Women's World Cup in England in August next year.

THE SA women's rugby team will attend their first camp in Cape Town from October 28 to November 1 in preparation for the IRB Women's World Cup in England in August next year.

Coach Denver Wannies said they had selected 27 players to receive assistance from the technical team to prepare them for the event. The five-day camp will focus in particular on fitness and conditioning.

"We identified a few areas where I think the players and we as a team came short during the Nations Cup in Canada this year," said Wannies.

"If we compare ourselves to England, the US or France, you will realise that their players are far better conditioned than ours."

The second training camp will be held in Port Elizabeth in the first week of November.

The 27-member squad is: Onnica Moaga, Ilse van Staden, Izan Nieuwoudt, Pulane Motloung, Yolanda Meiring, Natasha Hofmeester, Fundiswa Plaatjie, Mandisa Williams, Portia Jonga, Ziyande Tywaleni, Cebisa Kula, Charmaine Kayser, Donna Sidumbu, Lamla Momoti, Lorinda Brown, Nomathamsanqa Faleni, Phumeza Gadu, Saloma Booysen, Zandile Nojoko, Zenay Jordaan, Marilize Jordaan, Nombulelo Mayongo, Dolly Mavumengwana, Nonkasa Fisiwe Zwane, Aimee Barrett, Cherne Roberts and Nosipho Poswa.

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