And according to head coach Stanley Raubenheimer, the determination to continue with an improved performance curve is driving the team forward.
“We would want to play as well as what we've played in the first Test, but we know each game is a new game,” said Raubenheimer.
“After enjoying the previous one, you have to start afresh, so the big focus is on what we have to do for this game and not look at Spain. They are going through a transitional period where we were three to four years ago when they beat us comfortably.
“There is always room for improvement; our restarts from last week were not good and we need to improve in that area, but we are hoping for a similar result.”
Raubenheimer said they are looking to dominate in a number of areas: “Tomorrow I would want them to dominate a bit more, especially at scrum time and although our continuity was good enough, our decision making at the end of the game was not good.
“There are some areas where we just have to get better. A big thing for us in this Spanish block was to focus on our performance and our execution and hopefully we can get it a little bit better tomorrow.”
Babalwa Latsha, who will lead the team tomorrow in place of Nolusindiso Booi, said the excitement levels are high.
“The energy in the squad is fantastic,” said Latsha.
“This week, we have been working on and zooming in on some key focus areas that we identified in the game. The chance to again play in front of a home crowd is also another boost, so we are looking forward to the game.
“Our main focus is on ourselves and what we need to do to be at our best at the Rugby World Cup. Everything that we’ve been doing since the Africa Cup until now is in preparation for the World Cup. So, I think that we are well on track, we’ve made great progress throughout the several weeks and I think we want to peak at the right time.”
Latsha also reflected on the social project the team have embarked on for the match.
“We linked up with the Menstruation Foundation,” she said.
“The key thing is to raise as much funds as possible and to collect as much sanitary products as possible, which we will then distribute to women who don’t have access to it.
“So, the ‘entry fee’ for our game at the Fanie to Toit Stadium is a packet of sanitary products. We felt it fitting because it is Women's Month and we'd like to carry on with that now and beyond to continue empowering young women especially.
“From a team perspective, we want to inspire the next generation of young women, and in order for us to do that, we have to be active participants of campaigns like this. Spectators should bring products and they can also donate R60 by scanning a QR code, which is all it takes to make sure that a girl is supplied with products for an entire year.”
Match details: Springbok Women vs Spain
Date: 19 August 2022
Venue: Fanie du Toit Stadium, Potchefstroom
Referee: Aurélie Groizeleau (FFR)
TV: SuperSport 211