PORT ELIZABETH – Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer and assistant coach Lungisa Kama shared the players’ excitement ahead of Saturday’s match between the SA Select and Spain Invitational XV in Despatch, Port Elizabeth.
They are both looking forward to seeing the youngsters in action.
The team will be coached by Kama and fellow Springbok Women’s assistant coach, Eddie Myners.
An expanded squad consisting of Springbok Women’s and SA Select players gathered in Port Elizabeth on Sunday to begin their preparations for Saturday’s match and the Bok Women’s Test against Spain on Saturday 21 September. Both these matches will both be hosted at the WJ de Wet Stadium in Despatch.
“We had our first training session on Monday and the conditioning aspect was quite challenging for some of the new players, as they are not used to training at this intensity,” said Raubenheimer. “But we must expose them to what is expected at this level, so they know what they have to work towards. That said, it has been pleasing to see them bite the bullet and push through, and it is a good start for them.