robdylan

Kavaliers lose another to the mighty Euro


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams on 1 Jul 2008 at 10:36

Boland Cavaliers’ lock Coenie Basson became the next star player from the ‘minnow’ Currie Cup side to be drawn by a more lucrative overseas club contract.

Not long after Boland No. 8 Francois Prinsloo decided to take up a contract with New Zealand rugby club Taranaki, comes the news that Basson will be leaving for Bourgoin-Jallieu in France in the
next week.

Basson will play his last match for the Cavaliers in the Currie Cup match against Griquas at Wellington on Friday.

The second setback within a week is not making coach Deon Davids a happy man as he is unable to keep his top players.

“It is all about money. If only we had a sponsor, I could probably have kept my players,” Davids said to Rugby365.

Quality locks are scarce in Boland and, therefore, Basson will be difficult to replace.

He is an honest grinder and stand-in captain. He took over the captaincy role against the Sharks when centre Piet van Zyl was yellow-carded.

It is not known whether Davids will consider moving Dries van Schalkwyk back to lock as he fitted in well at No. 8 against the Falcons and the Sharks.

The departure of Prinsloo and Basson comes at a bad time – with the Cavaliers are starting to show a marked improvement in form from last season.



19 Comments

  • Surely they must be able to get a sponsor of some sort, big or small. I don’t understand.

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.07.08 10:44:59 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
     
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 1) : I think that sponsor would forever more end up becoming liable to Fidentia’s creditors… ?

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.07.08 10:54:03 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Ah, could be, I forgot about that.

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.07.08 10:59:21 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
     
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 3) : actually, I know nothing about such things and just made it up ;) But I guess it’s plausible… until an accountant comes along to set the record straight.

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.07.08 11:06:59 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • KWV, Distel, Rembrandt and the Ruperts, SAD – these are all local Boland brands and are all BIG. Its really a pity that they dont get involved – propbably trying to spend too much time and money being “exclusive”.

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.07.08 11:07:52 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • Even BAT is out there but i guess smokes and a sports team dont go so lekka.

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.07.08 11:21:10 by PJLD Reply
    Administrator
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
     
  • @PJLD (Comment 6) : whatever happened to after action satisfaction?

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.07.08 11:25:42 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : I think the action being referred to was of a different nature.

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.07.08 11:35:26 by PJLD Reply
    Administrator
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
     
  • @PJLD (Comment 8) : aaaaaah.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.07.08 11:41:53 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • The after action wording reminded me of hearing that ad on the old Springbok radio.
    Do any of you remember Springbok radio, Spyker you look as if you could remember it. Anyway they have launched an internet site that broadcasts old Springbok radio programmes that have been archieved and remastered.

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.07.08 11:57:40 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • What happened to that scrummie from Boland, Dewald Duvenage?

    Did he play against the Sharks???

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.07.08 12:07:31 by wpw Reply
    Author
    wpwAssistant coach
     
  • @wpw (Comment 11) : he did not. Isn’t he with Griquas now?

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.07.08 12:14:47 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • scratch that… we still have him as a Bolander in our FL player list

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.07.08 12:15:28 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 10) :

    yes, i remember it, for Lexington smokes wasnt it? great adds at the movies too

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.07.08 12:22:40 by spykerbaard Reply

    spykerbaardVodacom Cup player
     
  • Jip was Lexington – You always got the adds on the back of Die Huisgenoot – A bunch of small pics with marlin jumping and then eventually the marlin hanging next to the boat and the guy and his way too young for him girlfriend lights a ciggie.

    Good times

    Cheers

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.07.08 14:13:13 by Methos Reply

    MethosUnder 21 player
     
  • @wpw (Comment 11) :
    He was with the SA U20 WC squad and will play this weekend, well thats what Dries Human told me.

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.07.08 10:29:21 by PaarlBok Reply

    PaarlBokCurrie Cup player
     
  • @PaarlBok (Comment 16) :
    Paarlbok, have you had a chance to check out the U13 Craven Week, if so what are your impressions?

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.07.08 10:58:24 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • Pretty surprise to see Zimbabwe beating the Cheetahs. Its just round theblock from my house and a real buzz. Some big kids for U13s and hopefuly the best will just stay at Paarl Gim.

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.07.08 11:16:29 by PaarlBok Reply

    PaarlBokCurrie Cup player
     
  • @PaarlBok (Comment 18) :
    :shock: :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.07.08 11:27:23 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.