By Xilombe Mathye
The South African Proteas began the SPAR Challenge 3 Test Series on a excessive be aware following a 65-25 win over the Malawian Queens in the opening recreation of the sequence on the Superbowl in Sun City on Thursday night.
The residence aspect set the temper after they scored the opening purpose and had the higher hand all through the first quarter of the match with a 15-6 purpose lead.
It is the mix of Lenize Potgieter and Lefébre Rademan in the capturing circle that put the Proteas in the lead in the first stanza. The defence unit needs to be given credit score in addition to they gave the Malawian aspect a run round.
The Queens went into the second stanza and utilized stress giving the Proteas defence squad a tough time in their try and degree issues with the Proteas.
The Queens made a number of errors which costed them, leaving the Proteas to have the higher hand and managed to shut off the first half with 31-9 lead.
The South African aspect began the second half of the match with a 2 level benefit because the Queens had been searching for a major turnaround.
The Proteas made 4 adjustments the place they launched Ine-Marí Venter, Monique Reyneke, Romé Joubert and Tshina Mdau who made her debut in the Proteas squad.
The Proteas supplied extra objectives and fast passes which nearly dismantled the Malawian defence mixture. The Proteas continued to steer the match in the third spherical with a 48-16 lead.
Even although it was evident that the Malawian squad weren’t taking the first spherical of the take a look at sequence, they put effort and fought onerous in the ultimate quarter and tried to dominate the house aspect.
South Africa continued to struggle onerous and served extra balls in the capturing circle. They dominated the Queens all through the match and wrapped up the sport with a 40 purpose lead.
Proteas Starting 7:
GS Lenize Potgieter
GA Lefébre Rademan
WA Izette Griesel
C Bongi Msomi (C)
WD Khanyisa Chawane
GD Shadine van der Merwe
GK Phumza Maweni
Queens Starting 7:
GS Sindi Simtowe
GA Jessie Mazengera
WA Thandie Galleta
C Takondwa Lwazi
WD Grace Mwafulirwa
GD Caroline Mtukule (C)
GK Towera Vinkhumbo