Springbok captain Babalwa Latsha said they are ready to measure the progress they have made as a team since the 2021 Rugby World Cup Qualifiers in Gauteng in August. The Springboks will play on Saturday against Spain at the WJ de Wet Stadium in Despatch.
“We are very excited about the game,” Latsha said. “We have been building to this test against Spain and the next two against Scotland for some time now. Our preparation started before the World Cup Qualifiers last month and we are keen to see how far we have come as a team since then.
“Our training sessions here in Port Elizabeth have been going well and we are all on the same page in terms of what we need to do on the field and what is required of us at training. So it is now a matter of transferring that onto the field.”
The skipper expected a tough challenge against Spain and said it was important for the team to make their mark on the game, as they are looking for their fourth successive victory of the season.
“The most important thing on Saturday will be to be physical because that is essentially our brand of rugby,” said Latsha. “We also want to play the quality of rugby I know we are capable of, but at the same time I would like the players to enjoy themselves on the field.”
Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer will announce his match-day squad for the clash today.