CAPE TOWN – Solid preparation is one of sports best supplements. And when heading into a tournament - a World Cup at that - where there’s no chance to have a slightly off game, that supplement’s value shoots up. Luckily for the Springbok Sevens Women’s team, though, they’ve taken a good dose before departing to San Francisco.
According to Springbok Sevens Women’s player Mathrin Simmers, the preparation that she and her teammates have put in ahead of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens surely beats what they’ve done in previous years leading up to the sporting spectacle.
And she would know.
Simmers is one of the most experienced players in Paul Delport’s World Cup squad. In fact, she is one of only two players who have laced up for a World Cup before, while the rest of the squad will make their tournament debuts.
Simmers also represented the Springbok Women’s Sevens at the 2013 spectacle in Russia, where they lost in the Bowl quarter-finals.