The Springbok Women’s team finished last in the World Cup when they were thrashed 36-0 by Kazakhstan.
Excellent handling in the backs, despite wet frigid weather, gave Kazakhstan early momentum and they went on to score six tries.
Kazakhstan led 24-0 at half-time, and to their credit the Boks restricted the scoring in the second half when 50 seemed a distinct possibility.
The Lady Boks remained positive despite failing to win a game at the tournament.
â€œWe learned a lot at this tournament and it was a positive experience,” said SA captain South Africa captain Nomsebenzi Tsotsobe. “Each team we played against said it was a hard game, so we did our best here. When we go back home, we will just have to step up our game. I know for a fact we will be better when we come back again.â€