Women in Rugby – EPISODE ONE: Zintle Mpupha and Babalwa Latsha interviewed by Jean de Villiers (former Springbok captain)

Thu Aug 6, 19:30 - Thu Aug 6, 20:30


The Future of women’s rugby in South Africa and globally

You are invited to join us in our Zoom room on Thursday 6 August at 19h30 for the first episode of Women in Rugby webinar series, sponsored by Brighrock and in aid of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund.

Our guests for the launch event are two champions of the women’s game, Zintle Mpupha and Babalwa Latsha who will share insights into the growing popularity of women’s rugby and the exciting developments being spearheaded by the global body.

Zintle, from Xesi in the Eastern Cape first shone on the cricket pitch, playing for the Border region, however when coaxed onto the rugby field by a boxing coach from her community, her natural talent made the switch a relatively easy one. She is a qualified biokinetisist and currently the Springbok Women’s Seven’s team captain.

Babalwa grew up in Khayelitsha, in Cape Town and as a former Springbok captain made history by becoming the first South African woman rugby player to “go pro”. She recently had her contract at Eibar Rugby Taldea in Spain renewed after scoring an impressive 13 tries in 7 games this past season. Not only is she a passionate and dedicated player, but she holds an LLB degree.

Tickets are FREE for this webinar so please join us and have your eyes opened to a side of rugby growing rapidly throughout the world. Please register/book your place to ensure that you receive a complimentary Zoom link.

This Women in Rugby series forms part of the extraordinary fundraising efforts that the Players’ Fund are having to venture into as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to ensure that they remain available to their 107 recipients.


We look forward to you joining us in support of this great rugby cause. See you on Thursday evening!

To find out more about the Players’ Fund please visit: www.playerfund.org.za

Babalwa Latsha

Zintle Mpupha

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