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WOMEN'S FIRST DIVISION

The Women's First Division in 2023 was won by the Free State Women, who beat the 2022 champions, the SWD Eagirls, in a nail-biting final in Bloemfontein. The competition featured eight teams who played each other over a single round of league matches. The other teams who competed where the Leopards and Limpopo Blue Bulls, who were in the semi-finals, as well as the Valke, Pumas, Griffons and Griquas.

The history

Womens First Division 2023 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Free State Women
7 7 0 0 582 34 548 90 6 35
2
SWD Eagirls
7 6 1 0 405 87 318 65 15 30
3
Leopards Women
7 5 2 0 283 125 158 45 21 24
4
Limpopo Blue Bulls Women
7 4 3 0 178 197 -19 30 32 20
5
Valke Women
7 3 4 0 163 314 -151 27 52 17
6
Griquas Women
7 2 5 0 139 248 -109 25 39 11
7
Pumas Women
7 1 6 0 86 449 -363 14 70 5
8
Griffons Women
7 0 7 0 78 460 -382 13 74 0

There are currently no fixtures available.

RESULTS

05 Aug|Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Free State Women

20 - 19

SWD Eagirls

29 Jul|Outeniqua Park, George

SWD Eagirls

22 - 15

Leopards Women

29 Jul|Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Free State Women

75 - 5

Limpopo Blue Bulls Women

Women's Rugby

Review

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Interview

When rugby conversations turn civil and mechanical

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Preview

Springbok Women's Sevens look to the lift intensity

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News

WXV 2 returns to South Africa in September

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News

Lategan links up with Bok Women’s Sevens in LA

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