Myners Takes Positives From Spain XV Defeat

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SA Select Women’s coach Eddie Myners was disappointed with his team’s 17-5 defeat against the Spain Invitational XV at the WJ de Wet Stadium in Despatch on Saturday, but he focused on the positives after a number of young players put up their hands at this level.

“Our goal going into the game was to see how the young players would respond to the challenge of playing at this level, and in that regard I am happy,” said Myners.

“Obviously one will never be pleased with a defeat, but we ticked the boxes we wanted to in this game, and I think the players passed the test.”

He added: “There are a lot of positives we can take from the match, especially some of the individual performances, and we also looked good when we had ball in hand.

“Obviously there are areas we need to work on, but I think the more time we have to work with the players, especially in terms of their conditioning, the more they will improve.”

Myners also gave them a good idea of what to expect in the Test match between the Springbok Women and Spain in Despatch next week Saturday.

“We always knew that Spain had a good scrum and they showed that again today,” said Myners.

“This certainly gave us a general idea of what they are going to bring to the table next week.”