The SA Select Women’s team on Thursday recorded a strong start to the Las Vegas Invitational as they progressed through the first day of the tournament unbeaten with victories against Stars Rugby 2 and Brazil.
The team displayed good skills on attack and produced a solid defensive effort, which earned them a total of 58 points, while they conceded only five points.
SA Select captain Lorinda Brown and her team kicked off the tournament with a superb 46-0 victory against the mixed international team, Stars Rugby 2, to achieve their objective of building momentum and confidence early on.
They supported this with a morale-boosting 12-5 victory against the Brazil Women’s Sevens to progress through the day unbeaten.
Brown’s team will face the USA Select 7s in their final pool match on Friday.
The Bowl and Cup quarter-finals will begin later in the day, while the Shield, Bowl and Plate sections of the competition will be completed on Saturday. The Cup semi-finals and final, meanwhile, will be contested on Sunday.
SA Select Women Las Vegas Invitational results, Thursday 3 March:
SA Select 46 – 0 Stars Rugby 2
SA Select 12 – 5 Brazil Women’s 7s
SA Select Women’s fixtures – Friday, 4 March:
18h40 – SA Select vs USA Select 7s