JOHANNESBURG – The Springbok Women and their supporters will be in for a treat in October as they meet Scotland in two Test matches in Cape Town – their first home Tests since 2013 – as they continue to work towards qualifying for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup.
The announcement follows hot on the heels of last week’s news that a women’s tournament has been added to the HSBC Cape Town Sevens later this year.
The last time the Springbok Women played an official Test at home was six years ago, 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 consecutive Saturdays, September 28 and 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.