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Two cavaliers move up country

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, In the news, Other SA Teams on 12 Aug 2008 at 07:15

The Boland Cavaliers suffered a double blow when two of their star players decided to play their rugby elsewhere next season.

Rugby 365 reports that coach Deon Davids is devastated.

“Yes, I can confirm that loosehead prop Jean Botha will turn out for the Cheetahs next season and No.8 Dries van Schalkwyk for the Blue Bulls,” Davids said.

“It’s a massive blow.

“They have been two of our stars so far this season. Without a sponsor and money on the table I am not in a position to keep them playing for Boland,” Davids said.

Davids said both players guaranteed him their utmost best until the very last day with the Cavaliers.

“I can understand their positions. Therefore there is no hard-feelings,” Davids said.

Since the Fidentia scandal early last year left Boland without a major sponsor, the team has lost several stars to other provinces.

They include Hennie Daniller, Jongi Nokwe, Tewis de Bruyn and David de Villiers (Cheetahs), Rayno Benjamin and Walter Venter (Lions), JP Joubert (Blue Bulls), Dewaldt Duvenage and Ruan du Preez (WP), Piet Myburgh (Italy), Coenie Basson (France), Francois Prinsloo (New Zealand) and Jacques Schutte and Callie Wannenburg (Falcons).

And if that is not enough, experienced Henley du Plessis and Tommy Dixon have retired because on injuries, while hooker and captain Conrad Burke will only return to the playing field next season – also because of an injury.


  • Silly season is upon us, I expect we will see quite a few more moving players in coming weeks.

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.08.08 07:30:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • This screams “transfer fees” to any rational-thinking person and would create an environment where the smaller Unions aren’t in crisis financially and would make their money developing players. Almost like Academies that play CC rugby.

    It seems to make so much sense….

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.08.08 08:28:32 by FlashFulstrip Reply
  • @FlashFulstrip (Comment 2) :

    i agree, transfer fees make a lot of sense, things would be a lot healthier for the smaller unions as for SA rugby on the whole

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.08.08 09:09:46 by spykerbaard Reply
  • Swak,feel for the coach.Rumour is they are on the brink of a new sponsor, but then again it could be nmothing more than just a rumour.

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.08.08 09:38:39 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 4) :

    And in all probability it will come to late meaning they will have to start rebuilding from scratch.

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.08.08 09:46:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Certainly seems like the Cheetahs have done their fair share of buying players.

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.08.08 09:54:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : uh huh. They have been pillaging the southern cape for years. Bastards! 😉

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.08.08 10:04:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • Why can SARU not act as sole distributor of money in equal portions to Unions? Off course, all income will have to go to them as well. That “could” serve SA rugby as a whole.

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.08.08 10:27:02 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • @Silver Fox (Comment 8) : um, no… worst possible idea.

    Small unions are in the state they’re in cos they’ve been run by freeloading “boeties” all these years. There’s not a competent administrator in sight.

    The real answer is to shut the lot of them down. They’re a drain on SA Rugby.

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.08.08 10:34:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : I agree. It was more a wish for a perfect world. 😉

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.08.08 10:39:26 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • Cannot resist…sorry!

    A study conducted by UCLA?s Department of Psychiatry has revealed that
    the kind of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ
    on where she is in her menstrual cycle.
    For example: If she is ovulating, she is attracted to men with rugged
    and masculine features.
    However, if she is pre-menstrual or menopausal, she tends to be more
    attracted to a man with duct tape over his mouth and a spear lodged in
    his forehead while he is on fire.

    No further studies are expected.

    😈 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.08.08 10:55:44 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 11) : 😀 😀 I can just say I was part of that study an walked away on account of being so rugged and masculine!! 😎

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.08.08 11:09:56 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 12) :

    So you had all the fertile Tannies on your case..?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Moeilikheid!

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.08.08 11:14:42 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 13) : JINNE JONG, you should see me streaking through the Wild West! I do have a problem with the tannies 🙁 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.08.08 11:19:45 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 12) : Judging by your pic there bud I assume that they were dogs? 🙂 😉

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.08.08 11:20:43 by Ragged Reply

  • @Ragged (Comment 15) : Nah, my previous pic, the one Ice adored so much! 😀

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.08.08 11:26:01 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • @Ragged (Comment 15) : And stand corrected young man, this is a distinctive “Silver Fox”!!! 👿 👿

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.08.08 11:26:57 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • @Ragged (Comment 15) : Bunch of Bitches?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    @Silver Fox (Comment 16) :
    Yeah – I miss the Fatman! 😈

    @Silver Fox (Comment 17) : He is not THAT young… 😈

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.08.08 11:29:25 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    Maybe the Sharks can save Money by cutting out the middle man and buying directly from Boland 😆

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.08.08 11:32:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 18) : You should have missed him yesterday allready!! 👿 Refer to my dissapointed in you! 👿

    Ice, I’m sarcastic with the fellow!! How can you be ragged and young? 😈

    Hey, it is like the journalist interviewing the three old men.First one” Oom, what is your secret to becoming 97?” “Alcohol, as much as you can, as often as you can.”
    Second Oom “Oom, how did you become so old?” “Tabacco son, for most of my 88 years I have smoked”
    Third Oom, bent with age “Oom, how did you become so old?” “Women son” “And how old are you Oom?” “Thirty eight son”


  • Comment 20, posted at 12.08.08 11:41:26 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) : Trouble is that the cupboard is now bare.Sharks should rather look to our own feeder systems and the local schools/clubs.

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.08.08 11:41:34 by Ragged Reply

  • @Silver Fox (Comment 20) : Age is a relative thing, not to be confused with experience. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I am sure it is meant to be Rugged rather than Ragged ❓ I am Ragged and Rugged, very experienced and well aged rather than being old, so can I apply Ice? 😉

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.08.08 11:45:19 by Ragged Reply

  • @Ragged (Comment 22) : You’ve got a point there 🙂

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.08.08 11:49:55 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • @Ragged (Comment 22) :

    I did not know that there was vacancy… 😉

    @Silver Fox (Comment 20) :

    Ahh (and I cannot even call you SLIVER any more.. 🙁 ) – So THAT’s what the dissapointment was all about!! JINNE JONG – I told you I am a bit dof! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.08.08 11:51:08 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Ragged (Comment 21) : I am also more comfortable with that, RAGGED , meaning off course to to focuss on our own systems.

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.08.08 11:53:47 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • @Silver Fox (Comment 25) :

    I reckon the Ragged comes from Ragged Tooth Shark…Not? 😎

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.08.08 11:56:25 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 24) : Too late I have the position already!
    Silver Fox you are more like a sheep in a wolf’s clothing if you catch my drift.

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.08.08 11:56:45 by Ragged Reply

  • @Ragged (Comment 27) : And which position would that be?? 😈

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.08.08 12:00:09 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Ragged (Comment 27) : Not too sure if I do…… 😉

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.08.08 12:04:35 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 28) : Now then first and foremost I am a gentleman; and a gentleman does not kiss and tell.
    Silver Fox do not be so coy!

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.08.08 12:08:28 by Ragged Reply

  • @Ragged (Comment 30) : BORING!!!! 😎 I personally like and live by the quote by Marilyn Monroe “well behaved woman never makes history”… 😈 😎

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.08.08 12:10:32 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Ragged (Comment 30) : You want this gentle, sensitive soul to conform to other standards? 😯

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.08.08 12:14:56 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 31) : Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance , art and sport would be useless.
    so then remember life is a waste of time and time is a waste of life, so waste your time and have the time of your life !
    Who wants to be famous when there are much more interesting things to do with your time; like banter on this blog!

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.08.08 12:17:08 by Ragged Reply

  • @Ragged (Comment 33) :

    Oh but Raggs – i am famous (or is that Notorius?)already – I have made History already, mate! So now I am having fun whilst gettin more infamous! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.08.08 12:20:30 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 32) : If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.08.08 12:23:42 by Ragged Reply

  • are you guys all on drugs? 😉

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.08.08 12:27:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : It seems so! 😀 Give us a new thread 💡 Ok, I see there are some new ones. Ragged way too clever for me anyway. 😀

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.08.08 12:30:26 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : Grass is to Durban as is Espresso is to Italy, what champagne is to France. You will do well to bear in mind,Reality is a crutch for people who can’t handle drugs.

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.08.08 12:39:36 by Ragged Reply

  • Who is Marilyn Monro?

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.08.08 13:16:47 by Salmonoid Reply
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    Salmonoid the Subtle
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 39) :

    Just the most delectable sex symbol of the century…. 🙄 Who knew how to topple a whole presidency..! 😎

  • Comment 40, posted at 12.08.08 13:22:50 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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