NEWS ARTICLES
Springbok women pipped by England in Nations Cup
August 05, 2013
The Springbok women suffered a heart-breaking 18-17 defeat against England in their second Nations Cup clash at the University of Northern Colorado in the USA on Sunday night with a late try denying them a victory.

The match was initially scheduled to take place on Saturday, but a tornado warning resulted in the match being postponed by a day.

The Springbok Women made an early statement with flyhalf and captain Zenay Jordaan leading by example as she crossed the tryline in the corner, with fullback Marnezelle Rabie converting for a 7-0 lead.

England replied in the 17th minute with a try under the posts to level the scores at 7-7.

But this was short-lived as Springbok lock Nolusindiso Booi made the most of a turnover from a kick-and-chase for the team’s second try and a 12-7 lead.

They built on this three minutes before half time with Jordaan breaking through two defenders to dash to the tryline for her second five-pointer.

Unfortunately for SA they again failed to convert, but they entered the break with an encouraging 17-7 lead.

England, however, produced a solid second-half display featuring a tighter defensive effort and reduced the gap to 17-13 compliments of two penalties.

With a victory in sight, England kept fighting and earned the winning try through a maul in the 73rd minute for an 18-17 lead.

Jordaan had a chance to reclaim the lead in the dying minutes with a penalty, but the attempt proved unsuccessful. The Springbok Women will face Canada in their final league match on Wednesday, while the final and third and fourth-place playoff will take place on Saturday.

In the other match, the USA defeated Canada 29-17 for their second victory in the series.

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Inter Provincial Women B
Saturday, July 12 2014
12:00 - Leopards vs Pumas
Profert Olen Park, Potch
Absa Under 19 Competition
13:30 - WP U19 vs Free State U19
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Inter Provincial Women A 2
14:00 - Griffons vs Boland
North West Stadium, Welkom
14:00 - Golden Lions vs Free State
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Currie Cup Qualifiers
LIVE SCORING 14:30 - Boland vs Leopards
Boland Stadium, Wellington
15:00 - GWK Griquas vs Valke
GWK Park, Kimberley
Absa Under 21 Competition
15:30 - WP U21 vs Free State U21
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
2015 Community Cup Qualifying - Border Super League
15:30 - All Blacks vs Old Collegians
Walter Sisulu University, Potsdam
15:30 - Old Selbornians vs Fort Hare
Kempston Park, East London
15:30 - Cambridge vs East London Police
Cambridge RC, East London

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