Women’s Team Building Momentum

The Cell C Sharks Women’s team are back at home when they host their Border counterparts at Jonsson Kings Park this weekend in the third round of the Women’s Inter-provincial Premier Division tournament.

After two matches, they have a won-one-lost-one record and have improved from a belated start to rugby to retain their historic unbeaten record against the team from the Cape.

“We beat Boland in Wellington last weekend in difficult conditions,” explains Women’s Rugby Administrator Lusanda Mtiya.

“The weather made matters very difficult as it was raining and cold, so there wasn’t much opportunity to play a lot of rugby, but we managed to score a converted try in the second half to win 7-5.”

Mtiya explained that weekly improvements were the team’s main aim and the coaching staff were happy that the team had enjoyed a measure of refinement.

“We have slightly improved our ball handling skills and this weekend will look to improve even further against a physical and competitive Border side who have won two-from-two so far.”

Saturday’s clash between the Cell C Sharks Women and Border Women at Jonsson Kings Park kicks off at 10am and will be televised on Supersport.

Cell C Sharks Women:

1. Jessica Verwey
2. Micke Gunter
3. GuGu Mthethwa
4. Nobuhle Mjwara
5. Karthy Dludla (c)
6. Jaime Norton
7. Nqabakazi Nqoro
8. Mpumie Mathe
9. Nothando Wendy Majozi
10. Mary Zulu
11. Mbali Bukhosini
12. Jean Kietzmann
13. Zinhle Ndawonde
14. Nqobile Mhlangu
15. Megan Comley

16. Sne Luthuli
17. Vanessa Holmes
18. Amanda Ndlovu
19. Nonhlakanipho Hadebe
20. Anesipho Malgas
21. Macaela Henning
22. Thandazile Madlabane
23. Phatheka Dzanibe