Springbok women’s rugby captain, Babalwa Latsha says she hopes more South African women’s rugby player will get a chance to “venture out” after becoming the first South African woman to sign a professional rugby contract with a club in Spain.
Latsha, who has always dreamt of taking her game global, will join Eibar Rugby for the 2019/2020 season. She leaves South Africa on 7 January 2020.
Speaking to gsport shortly after news broke on social media, Latsha said: “ I am so excited, I am shaking… This is a phenomenal thing for my career and for South African women’s rugby as a whole. I think that it is high time that we broke boundaries and ventured out.
“I am extremely excited to be the first South African to do this ( play in Spain) and I am hoping that more and more South African female rugby players will be getting opportunities to go overseas. I am ready! It is something I have been dreaming about for a long time.”
The inspirational Springbok women’s rugby captain has had a great year, which included leading the Springbok women’s rugby team to qualification for the 2021 IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup.