CAPE TOWN – Springbok Women assistant coach Laurian Johannes-Haupt says the team has a good preparation ahead of their first WXV 2 match this weekend.
Springbok Women will face Scotland in Stellenbosch on Friday, in the first of three WXV 2 matches on home soil.
Johannes-Haupt believes all boxes have been ticked during their warm-up match preparations and knows what to do this week.
“We’ve had good preparation as well. We know the teams that we’re going to play are going to give us tough competition,” said Johannes-Haupt.
“Our preparation was good, we didn’t have an easy go at it. So now in the competition we’re rearing to go and the girls are ready and prepared to give just their best.
“We’ve covered all our bases, we’ve done all the hard work, we’ve done our set. We’ve got our box cycle, we’ve got our defence sorted.
The Springbok Women are ranked below both Scotland and Italy, their first two opponents.
Johannes-Haupt said that is the perfect scenario for them and believes the team having a young mixed with experienced team is good heading their first match.
“It’s always good to have the new players mixing with the senior players in the system and they’re coming through very well,” she said.
“The mix is good for our team. It’s good for the future of women’s rugby and I’m just sitting here to see them go.
“It’s a very exciting time for us. We’re developing new players and the players are stepping up and they’re doing their best.
“We’ve done a review on Scotland. We know what type of game they’re going to present to us, but we’re going to focus on our game and how we want to execute our game to the best of our abilities.”