Ernie Els’ daughter to debut for Springbok Women


The Springbok Women team will be in action as they take on the San Clemente Rhinos at False Bay Rugby Club in Cape Town on Tuesday.

Notably, New York Rugby Club’s Samantha Els (lock) – who is the daughter of golfing legend Ernie – will also get a first opportunity to show her capabilities.

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Els will be locked in with regular captain Nolusindiso Booi, who will start her first match for the Springbok Women since 1 April, when she picked up an injury.

Her father, who is known as the ‘Big Easy’, is one of the greatest golfers ever produced by South Africa – having four major victories to his name (2002 & 2012 Open Championship, 1994 & 1997 US Open).

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Sporting abilities run in the Els family

Samatha, who calls Herold’s Bay in the Southern Cape home, completed her studies at and played for Stanford University, before joining New York Rugby club after graduating.

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The Springbok Women’s team to face the Rhinos in Cape Town:
15. Mary Zulu
14. Maceala Samboya
13. Veroeshka Grain
12. Chuma Qawe
11. Jakkie Cilliers
10. Lara Schats
9. Unam Tose
8. Yolanda Ntibane
7. Sinelitha Noxeke
6. Lerato Makua
5. Samantha Els
4. Nolusindiso Booi (captain)
3. Amber Schonert
2. Luchell Hanekom
1. Xoliswa Khuzwayo
16. Micke Gunter
17. Asithandile Ntoyanto
18. Yonela Ngxingolo
19. Vainah Ubisi
20. Nompumelelo Mathe
21. Rumandi Potgieter
22. Libbie Janse van Rensburg
23. Piwokuhle Nyanda

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Match details: Springbok Women v San Clemente Rhinos
Venue: False Bay Rugby Club, Cape Town
Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2023
Kick-off: 16h00
Referee: Bulela Qwane
Livestream: Official Springbok YouTube channel

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