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Boland lose 265 caps in one go

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Other SA Teams on 19 Aug 2008 at 22:40

The Boland Cavaliers have lost “a massive amount” of experience when two stalwarts announced their retirement.

News 24 reports that seasoned flanker Henley du Plessis and loose head prop Fabian Brandt have decided to call it a day.

Boland coach Deon Davids said the retirement of two of his most experienced players comes as “a massive amount of experienced lost”.

Du Plessis, a No 7 flanker and stand-in captain, has quit because of a serious neck injury. He had an operation a couple of weeks ago, but injured his neck again in just his second match after the operation. He has played 133 matches for the Cavaliers.

Brandt retires because of a right knee injury that does not want to heal properly. His last match for the Cavaliers was in 2006 when he helped Boland to a convincing win against the Leopards in the First League final at Potchefstroom.

“I’m off for 18 months now and the knee doesn’t seem to come right. Therefore I have decided to concentrate on coaching in future,” Brandt said.

Brandt has represented the Cavaliers 132 times.

And if one take into consideration that tight head prop Tommy Dixon has retired at the start of the Currie Cup competition, Boland have lost three players with a total of 368 first-class matches.

Dixon has played 103 times for the Cavaliers.

“Tommy, Henley and Fabian will not be replaced overnight,”" a distraught Davids said.


  • Seems Boland are haemorrhaging players lately.

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.08.08 16:36:29 by McLovin Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • that will happen when you don’t have the means to pay them a salary…

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.08.08 16:38:58 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
  • Sheesh man

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.08.08 16:39:09 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
  • Okay, So Distell basically owns the entire Boland,they can darem dish out a sponsorhip of sorts.

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.08.08 16:40:25 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
  • How are they not bankrupt? How do they manage to keep going? :?:

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.08.08 16:42:44 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • I scheme they are a bit fokked, players all have day jobs, scheme saru supplements a bit and i have no idea how else they make a plan,PaarlBok will sieker have more info

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.08.08 16:45:45 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain

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