SA win in Women’s RWC 2010
Yesterday the South African Women’s rugby team recorded their first World Cup victory with a hard-fought, gutsy 15-10 win over Wales, in Guildford, England.
No. 8 Namhla Siyolo became the first try scorer for her country in the World Cup when she scored the first try of the game after 30 min. Left wing Charmaine Kayser (Deon Kayser’s niece) then scored a try just before halftime from a good-looking back line movement to take the score to 10-0.
Super fast Zandile Nojoko dotted down for an excellent try midway through the second half to make it 15-0, stepping brilliantly past the cover defence to score in the corner after being put into the gap by outside centre Lorinda Brown.
Wales converted a penalty after phase after phase of attacking play but the defence was solid and it was not until the last few minutes that the Welsh broke through to score a try, only for the women’s team to hold firm until the final whistle and record a historic victory.
The team now faces Australia on Saturday with an outside chance of still making the semis.
Well done ladies, we salute you!