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Koen proud of ultimate product in win over Cameroon

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Springbok Ladies head coach Louis Koen expressed his satisfaction along with his staff’s 55-0 victory over Cameroon in a windy Stade Makis in Antananarivo, Madagascar on Saturday, opening their Rugby Africa Ladies’s Cup account with a full home of factors.

Koen had excessive reward for the best way the staff saved hammering away at their opponents regardless of the troublesome situations and applauded his bench gamers for exploiting the gaps after they lastly opened up.

Lindelwa Gwala and Maceala Samboya scored hat-tricks for the Springbok Ladies (https://apo-opa.co/3UMu5WC) as they added six tries to their three within the first half for the excellent victory.

“We constructed an innings within the first half and the staff deserve credit score for the best way they caught to their duties,” mentioned Koen.

“The second half effort proved the advantages of their onerous work because the gaps opened up, and we might expose the tiring Cameroon defence.

“It was troublesome within the first half with the wind swirling round and we made some errors, however we by no means stopped attempting. The 2 accidents within the half additionally had an impression and Cameroon deserve credit score as they performed nicely within the first half.”

The second half was a unique affair because of the “sluggish poison” kicking in, the Bok Ladies coach mentioned: “With them tiring and the replacements actually bringing recent legs, we might get a few tries, a few of them rather well labored on high of that.

“Ultimately, we obtained 5 factors out of the sport and overcame the primary hurdle in our approach. So, we’re nonetheless on monitor.”

Koen mentioned the 2 accidents – to Aliyah Tchogna-Njamen (prop) and Samantha Els (flanker) – will impression their planning for Wednesday’s sport towards Kenya.

“It’s a quick turnaround and the early accidents meant that the replacements performed longer than we had deliberate, however we are going to modify our plans accordingly and are available Wednesday, will likely be prepared for Kenya,” added Koen.

Issued by SA Rugby Communications

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