The Boland Rugby Union today announced that Dewey Swartbooi will take charge of the Boland Cavaliers as senior provincial coach during the Absa Currie Cup competition in 2015.
The decision to appoint Swartbooi was made by Boland Rugby’s board of directors, as a successor to former head coach Abe Davids. Swartbooi has been an assistant coach at the Boland Cavaliers since 2012.
Swartbooi has played Super Rugby for the Bulls and the Cats and also played for the Boland Cavaliers from 2006 to 2010. He also represented the SA U21 team that won the IRB Junior World Cup tournament in 2002.
Randall Modiba has been named backline coach of the Boland Cavaliers, while Andries Human will assist the team in a part-time role as a forwards consultant.
Modiba has been involved with the Boland Rugby Union since 2004 where he has achieved success with the union’s junior teams on several occasions. He was also part of the SARU BRU Academy’s coaching team in 2013 and 2014.
Human is a former Blue Bulls (2003 – 2006) and Boland Cavaliers (2001 – 2003 and 2006 – 2008) player and also represented the South African A team in 2004.
Makazole Mapimpi scored 24 points as the Border Bulldogs ended their Vodacom Cup campaign on a high with a 29-5 (halftime 19-0) South Section victory over the Boland Cavaliers at the University of Fort Hare on Saturday.SCORERS
Border Bulldogs – Tries: Makazole Mapimpi (3), Michael Makase; Conversions: Mapimpi (3); Penalty: Mapimpi.
Boland Cavaliers – Try: Harlon Klaasen.
The Boland Cavaliers will be looking to redeem themselves against the Border Bulldogs in East London on Saturday, after going down 44-10 against the EP Kings this past weekend.
The Kings, who led 19-10 at half-time, scored seven tries against one, to sink the Cavaliers in Citrusdal. Granville Adams scored Boland’s only try of the match.
With only pride to play for against the bottom placed Bulldogs in the Southern Section of the Vodacom Cup, both teams will be determined to avoid the wooden spoon on Saturday. This will be the last Vodacom Cup match of the season for both these teams, with neither the Cavaliers or the Bulldogs in the run for a spot in the Play-offs.
Eric Zana’s return in the number fifteen jersey will provide the Cavaliers with some fire power from the back, while hooker Clemen Lewis will add grunt to the forwards pack. Martin Dreyer’s experience in the Tight head position should ensure a stable scrum for Boland, which could lead to fireworks out wide as regular Flyhalf Christian Rust has been selected at Outside Centre for this match.
BOLAND CAVALIERS TEAM
vs BORDER BULLDOGS
Saturday 9 May 2015
15. Eric Zana (v/c)
14. Harlon Klaasen
13. Christian Rust
12. Edwin Sass
11. Jos Malherbe
10. Granville Adams
9. Jovelian de Koker
8. Wayne Wilschut
7. Andre Coetzee
6. Freginald Africa
5. Gavin Annandale (c)
4. Yves Bashiya
3. Martin Dreyer
2. Clemen Lewis
1. SP Wessels
16. Chadley Wenn
17. Henri Boshoff
18. Nicolai Lubbe
19. Gereth Cilliers
20. Dashton Wellman
21. Ryno Conradie
22. Wilneth Engelbrecht