Fort Hare Blues Women’s forward off to the Rugby World Cup


Fort Hare University has released its woman springbok, Nolusindiso Booi for national duty as she has won the selector's hearts for the upcoming women's Rugby World Cup in England from August 20 to September 5th..In the past two years, the University has produced quite a number of Springboks amongst them, Ziniko Dumaphi who is part of USSA Sevens, Sokhana Mkona in USSA Team (Fifteens) and Carlos Qondani who participated in the Rugby Sevens Tournament in Morocco.

Nolusindiso registered with the University of Fort Hare in 2007 and on friends request she joined "blues" women's rugby and subsequently selected to play for Border as a lock.

In a function following National Women's day celebration, Ms Mbatyothi of Gender Forum said, this day signals equal opportunities for all women and an expression of achievement as "today you are one of university and South African ambassador" said, referring to Sindi.

Whilst a representative of student affairs, Siphokazi Jemsana reminded her not to forget that she is a woman in a predominantly male dominated terrain and should motivate those following in her footsteps. The Vice Chancellor urged women not to ever reduce their vision but should always give life to it as against challenging environment and lack of proper facilities. Tom has himself played rugby in his days not only for the love of the game but to free the nation as "today is a huge development to see ladies playing rugby.

The Registrar, Nothemba Mrwetyana asked the young lady to be strong and stand the test of time.

The women springboks team is in Pool A where they face current world champions, and the most successful team, New Zealand as well as Wales and Australia. Their first match in on Tuesday 24th of August 2010 against Wales at 13H00 local time.

To those who will wish to watch Sindi playing (its on DSTV channels).Below is a link to the detailed fixture for the Women's World cup Rugby in England