June 25, 2024

Bok Women flyhalf ready for the Italy battle

CAPE TOWN – Springbok Women fly-half Libbie Janse van Rensburg says the team is working hard at training to fix what went wrong last week against Scotland.

The Springbok Women are set to face Italy this Friday in their second WXV 2 second match at Athlone Stadium.

South Africa went down 31-17 to Scotland in the opening WXV 2 match in Stellenbosch last Friday.

Janse van Rensburg believes against Italy the team will be better and that they have managed to fix their mistakes.

“I think we definitely let ourselves down on our line-ups a little bit. We have a specific game plan that we have set in place and for that to be executed properly we rely a lot on our line-ups and our more games,” said Janse van Rensburg.

“I think that’s in Italy – they are going to struggle with our physicality in that aspect and yeah hopefully we can execute it better this week.

“Scotland and Italy I mean they ranked pretty high so we know what we’re gonna face.

“They’re a quick team, they play fast, they’ve got some good kickers so we’re gonna do all that we can to make sure that we keep the ball in there and force the pressure, force bad kicks from them and just keep our game plan from there.”

Janse van Rensburg believes it’s important for South Africa to do better in this WXV tournament especially since they are playing at home.

“Our coach always says winning is what’s going to get people to fill the stadiums and we’ve already seen, even though the scores haven’t been going our way,” she said.

“We can already see that the sport has improved and increased now that it’s a home tournament.

“I just want to encourage the people to keep coming out, and keep supporting us. We’re on the edge of something great with this team and I’m really looking forward to the future.”

Meanwhile on Monday, Junior Springbok Women’s player Shiniqwa Lamprecht joined the squad in place of the injured Jakkie Cilliers.
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