Young players Chumisa and Chuma Qawe have broken into the Springbok Women’s setup and are now striving to be part of the squad that plays for South Africa in the next World Cup.
The Qawe household could be cheering for not one, but two of its daughters in the Rugby World Cup for women in New Zealand next year. Twins Chumisa and Chuma Qawe caught the eye of Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer in their breakthrough year in 2019.
They then went on to solidify their places in the team. The sisters, Chumisa at centre and Chuma at fullback, were part of the national rugby team that played against a Spanish XV in a series of friendly matches in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in September. The friendlies were part of the Springbok Women’s preparations for the 2021 Rugby World Cup.
Earlier in 2019, the duo appeared alongside one another in the South African Women’s Under-20 team, playing an international game against Zimbabwe, as well as in the SA Rugby Women’s Interprovincial final in which their club, Border, went down 38-32 to Western Province.
This article was initially published at newframe