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South Africa step up their prep

The South African women's side have resumed their World Cup preparation with a four day training camp at Port Elizabeth.

The team recently returned from Dubai where they recorded a two test series win over fellow World Cup side Kazakhstan. The team is heading to Scotland in June for two more games.

The two test series in Scotland takes place on June 5 and 12 and the 28 players training at Port Elizabeth this week will be fighting for places in those two teams.

There is just one notable omission in the camp with the experienced winger Natasha Hoffmeester still recovering from a foot injury which forced her to miss the two victories over Kazakhstan. However, the team will be able to welcome back flanker Thami Faleni who recently returned to action after suffering a knee injury in February.

Although pleased with the teams performance in Dubai, head coach Denver Wannies said his team still has a lot of work to do before their departure to the World Cup in August

We dont play enough Test matches, so we have to keep the players active by involving them in training camps and also through our SARU Inter-Provincial matches. I am pleased with the progress though, and we are on track with our overall preparations, he said.

South Africa beat Kazakhstan twice in Dubai on 22-17 and a 38-0 scorelines. They will be hopeful of a good tour in Scotland ahead of the World Cup where they are placed in the toughest pool with New Zealand, Australia and Wales.