The Bok Women open their November 2021 series with a Test match at Stade de la Rabine on the northwest coast of France against a team ranked much higher than they are, and for Kama and the rest of the tour group, the expectations are that they will be tested in every facet of their game.

"When I say we know what to expect, it is meant as a huge compliment to our opponents," said Kama.

"They have mastered some elements of their play so well that although one knows what is coming, they are still very good in execution and hard to stop, as was evident in the Six Nations.

"We know they will be using their very dangerous back three as often as possible and our challenge will be to stop that threat from the back.

"France is in the top four in the world and we are outside the top ten, so realistically we will have to play very well if we want to secure a win.

"But we have done our homework well. Our analyst, Dr Michele van Rooyen, has worked very hard to prepare us on all possibilities and that has empowered the coaching staff as we could muster a plan. She has given us advanced information and that helped a lot. We are hoping to bring the correct utensils to the meal," Kama added.

The former SA Women Under-20 coach joined the senior team in 2017 and feels comfortable in the growth of the backline in various aspects of their game management.

"It is going to be an interesting time and a massive challenge for us - they know how to play big games," he said.

"But we look at ourselves for this match. We are trying to keep the ball for long periods of time, it is a slight change of tactic that we want to master on this tour. They have a good defensive style, and they will try and cramp us, so we need to find a way to overcome that."

Kama also has no doubt that the French are on a high and he feels the South Africans will have to show composure on defence.

"They have the ability to play with long passes and that works well for them," he said.

"We need to be sharp defensively, if we allow them to get space on the outside in their wide plays, there will be issues for us.

"They have some hot steppers as well, so if we just stay composed, we can deal with that. They have pace and step, but I trust that our group will be able to challenge them successfully."

The starting 23 will be announced on Thursday.