Springbok Women skipper Babalwa Latsha named among Africa’s best


Springbok Women prop Babalwa Latsha has been named among the top rugby personalities on the continent.

The 26-year-old recently made history by becoming the first South African player in the women’s game to sign a professional contract, joining Spanish outfit SD Eibar Femenino.

The Unstoppable Babalwa Latsha 

On Monday, Rugby Africa named her in its list of 12 #Unstoppables. Latsha was the only rugby personality from the southern tip of the continent named in the group.

SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux congratulated her for the achievement.

“To be named among 12 leading women in rugby on the entire African continent is nothing short of remarkable, and given Babalwa’s achievements in the last two years, this recognition is well deserved.”

Jurie Roux

The list was compiled from a shortlist of 60 players, coaches, administrators and other rugby personalities from 19 countries. In the end, only 12 women made the cut.

Latsha said it was a great honour to be named among the #Unstoppables.

“It’s always a privilege to represent my nation and country in rugby, and being named amongst 12 powerful women in the sport is in itself is very empowering – not only to me but also for young women in Africa,” said Latsha.

“Rugby is rapidly growing on the continent and it is wonderful to be part of that. My message other women in rugby is that the sport is a phenomenal vehicle to change one’s life.

“So put in as much effort and work as you can to make your dreams come true, and enjoy your rugby as much as possible.”

Babalwa Latsha

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