THE Boland Cavaliers have named their team to take on Eastern Province in the team’s first match of the 2017 Currie Cup First Division competition.
Regular Boland skipper Zandré Jordaan will lead the team at the Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth, with right wing Charlie Mayeza named as vice-captain.
A notable selection to the run-on XV is that of Divan Nel in the flyhalf position. The pivot has been in great form with the boot throughout the season, having racked up the points for UJ in the Varsity Cup competition earlier this year. Nel has been utilised mostly in the fullback position for the Cavaliers during the Supersport Rugby Challenge.
Another Varsity Cup star Chris Massyn will debut for the Cavaliers from the reserves bench. Massyn lead Tuks to Varsity Cup glory in 2017.
CURRIE CUP FIRST DIVISION
vs Eastern Province
Saturday 26 August 2017
Wolfson Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Boland Cavaliers team:
15. Adriaan Carelse; 14. Charles Mayeza (v/c); 13. Sergio Torrens; 12. Edwin Sass; 11. Gerrit van Wyk; 10. Divan Nel; 9. Vian van der Watt; 8. Zandré Jordaan (c); 7. Ludio Williams; 6. Chaney Willemse; 5. Rinus Bothma; 4. Marlyn Williams; 3. Clinton Theron; 2. Chadley Wenn; 1. Arnout Malherbe.
Reserves: 16. Francois Esterhuyzen; 17. Linda Thwala; 18. Yves Bashiya; 19. Chris Massyn; 20. Gareth Cilliers; 21. Jovelian de Koker; 22. Alcino Izaacs.