The Boland Cavaliers produced a strong second-half performance to trounce the SWD Eagles 51-10 (halftime 22-10) in their SuperSport Rugby Challenge match at the Alfa Street Sports Grounds in Malmesbury on Saturday.
The demolition could have been far worse had Divan Nel, Elgar Watts and Adriaan Carelse brought their kicking boots with as the Cavaliers missed four of their conversion attempts with fullback Nel missing two and flyhalf Watts and replacement fullback Carelse missing one each.
Boland Cavaliers - Tries: Elgar Watts (2), Sergio Torrens, Clinton Theron, Ludio Williams, Charles Mayeza, Edwin Sass, Zandre Jordaan; Conversions: Divan Nel (3), Adriaan Carelse; Penalties: Nel.
SWD Eagles - Try: Dillin Snel; Conversion: Leighton Eksteen; Penalty: Eksteen.
The Boland Cavaliers have announced their team to take on Western Province in a Supersport Rugby Challenge match at the Charles Morkel Stadium in Strand on Saturday 10 June 2017. The match will kick-off at 15:00.
Wayne Wilschut will captain the side in the absence of regular skipper and eighth man Zandré Jordaan, who has been ruled out due to an ankle strain. Wilschut shifts from the side of the scrum to eighth man, with Gareth Cilliers coming into the starting XV at openside flank.
An interesting, but not surprising selection is that of Divan Nel who will start at flyhalf for the Cavaliers. Nel has been in excellent form with the boot in both the Supersport Rugby Challenge (where he has been used at fullback for the Cavaliers) and the Varsity Cup competition this year and his tactical abilities could be the difference in the wet conditions on Saturday.
BOLAND CAVALIERS TEAM:
15. JP Coetzee; 14. Charles Mayeza; 13. Alcino Izaacs; 12. Edwin Sass; 11. Sergio Torrens; 10. Divan Nel; 9. Vian van der Watt; 8. Wayne Wilschut ©; 7. Kenan Cronje; 6. Gareth Cilliers; 5. Rinus Bothma; 4. Marlyn Williams; 3. Clinton Theron; 2. Clemen Lewis; 1. Arnout Malherbe.
16. Chadley Wenn; 17. Linda Thwala; 18. Yves Bashiya; 19. Ludio Williams; 20. Jovelian de Koker; 21. Elgar Watts; 22. Gerhard van Wyk
The Boland Cavaliers recorded a 21-20 win over the Border Bulldogs in a Supersport Rugby Challenge match at Victoria Park, Ceres on Saturday.
Tries: Sergio Torrens, Divan Nel
Conversions: Divan Nel (1)
Penalities: Divan Nel (3)
Tries: S Nyoka; S Xakalashe; O Zono;
Conversions: O Zono (1)
Penalties: O Zono (1)