CAPE TOWN – The Springbok Women and their supporters will be in action in their first Tests on local soil in six years in September and October when they host Scotland in two encounters in Cape Town.
The announcement follows the news that a women’s tournament has been added to the Cape Town Sevens later this year.
The last time the Springbok Women played an official Test at home was in 2013, when they defeated Uganda in East London to book their place in the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in France.
The Tests will be hosted at the City Park Sports Grounds in Athlone on Monday, September 30, and Saturday, October 5.
“This is fantastic news for our team and supporters, not only because we are facing one of the Women’s Six Nations teams, but also because we will be able to do so in front of our home crowd,” said Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer.