It has been a troublesome match for the South African girls’s workforce on the Sevens World Cup in Cape Town, however there was cause to rejoice on Saturday afternoon as Nadine Roos scored 4 tries in a commanding 27-0 win over Colombia.
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That consequence leaves coach Paul Delport’s expenses with a conflict towards China on Sunday for thirteenth place.
With the Blitzboks solely in motion as soon as on Saturday at 22:33 of their quarter-final towards Ireland, the ladies’s facet has supplied the one South African motion to date on day two.
Earlier, they misplaced 14-12 to Japan in a match they actually ought to have gained, whereas they went down 29-0 to France on Friday evening.
Roos scored one in all her facet’s tries towards Japan, too, however she was merely unstoppable within the match towards Colombia.
Quick on her ft with good fingers, tempo and a capability to identify a niche, the 26-year-old scored all of her facet’s first 4 tries to place the sport to mattress earlier than Mathrin Simmers scored a fifth.
“What do you say about someone like Nadine Roos? I’m fortunate enough to have worked with her since 2016 and I’ve seen her grow,” stated coach Paul Delport instantly after the match.
“What she brings to the team is incredible.”
A daily member of the Springbok girls’s facet, too, Roos can even characteristic within the 15s World Cup in New Zealand.
“In the 15s game, she only started playing fullback this year. She had never played fullback before, and I’d rate she is probably one of the top three fullbacks in the women’s game right now,” stated Delport.
“It’s just testament to her character and willingness to learn and that performance mindset that she has.
“We have not had many women come into this system which have a efficiency mindset who want to shift up on a regular basis.
“She is absolutely world class. We’ve got one or two players that could be playing for the top four teams in the world, and she is definitely one of them.”
Roos, in the meantime stated the accolades ought to go to her team-mates.
“It was amazing, but it’s not only my performance. It’s the team’s performance,” she stated.
“It stays a team game, because all the tries come from the team and us putting Colombia under pressure in defence.
“You all the time give your finest on the sector, whether or not you rating a attempt or not. You all the time give your finest everytime you put the jersey on and also you wish to characterize the Springbok badge with satisfaction and keenness.”