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Springbok Women head coach Louis Koen praised his side for transferring the work they have done on the training pitch to matchday during their big win over Kenya in Madagascar on Wednesday, something they have not always mastered in the past.

Koen said they decided to change their approach for the match at Stade Makis in Antananarivo and work on it on the training pitch after beating Cameroon in their opening match last Saturday. The changes worked out for the Bok Women in their 63-5 victory, much to the delight of their coach.

“We wanted to play in a slightly different way today, so our preparation was a bit different. The players executed those changes very well and that was very pleasant,” said Koen.

“In the past we were guilty if we didn’t move the executions on the training ground to match day, but I can’t fault what they did there today. In fact, it was exactly what we asked of them and they responded accordingly, and as a coaching staff we are very happy with that.”

The bonus point victory by a large margin confirmed Springbok Women’s position at the top of the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup log, but it will still come down to Sunday’s match against Madagascar for the passport to the 2025 Rugby World Cup, which will be held in England played, to confirm. .

The hosts are also undefeated after their 12-5 win over Cameroon on Wednesday afternoon, their match coming straight after South Africa’s victory over Kenya.

Koen said while their performance was good, there are still plenty of aspects the Bok Women can work on as they prepare to face the hosts on Sunday.

“We conceded a try when our defensive line didn’t hold up and that was disappointing because we didn’t want to give away any points today,” said Koen.

“That will provide food for thought for the rest of the week and the preparations for next weekend’s competition. We have one game left and all our focus for the rest of the week will be on that game against Madagascar.”

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