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Ernie Els' Progeny Samantha to Kick-off Rugby Career with Springbok Women's Debut

Published September 21, 2023
9 months ago

Samantha Els, the 24-year-old offspring of legendary South African golfer Ernie Els, is set to make her Springbok Women's rugby debut this Tuesday. Samantha will showcase her prowess as a lock forward and join forces with team captain, Nolusindiso Booi, in the scrum. The game is particularly significant as it is the final opportunity for the women to flaunt their skills before coach Louis Koen selects the squad to compete in the WXV2 tournament in Cape Town.

The highly anticipated match is slated to take place at the renowned False Bay Rugby Club in Cape Town. Ambitious Samantha's entry brush with the realms of professional rugby will add a highlight to an already gripping face-off against the formidable San Clemente Rhinos hailing from the United States.

Harnessing the sports-gene legacy of her father, Ernie Els - affectionately regarded in the golfing circles as "The Big Easy" - Samantha admirably steers her sporting journey on a different trajectory.

As she readies to don the green and gold colours emblematic of the Springbok Women's team, fans and pundits alike eagerly await to see her display her talent on the rugby field. We extend our good wishes to Samantha Els and the entire team for their upcoming endeavour.

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