Cavaliers take on Province in Cape Derby as Carelse brings up 50

Cavaliers take on Province in Cape Derby as Carelse brings up 50

June 8, 2018 0 By Shafiek Mouton

Shafiek Mouton 8 June 2018 11h30

UTILITY back, Adriaan Carelse, will earn his 50th cap for the Boland Cavaliers when his team takes on DHL Western Province in a SuperSport Rugby Challenge clash at Esselen Park in Worcester on Saturday.

Carelse replaces Jacquin Jansen at fullback who falls out of the matchday squad. Flanker, Ludio Williams, has been declared fit again after suffering a leg injury against the SWD Eagles last month and replaces Kenan Cronje who drops to the bench. Cavaliers coach, Randall Modiba, has also selected two debutants in the form of former SA Schools scrumhalf, Jaywin Juries and Robertson Rugby Club centre, Andries Viljoen on the bench. Viljoen is a former Boland under 20 player.

This top of the South Section encounter will form part of one of South Africa’s biggest club derbies as Young Hamiltons is set to take on Villagers Worcester in a Boland Grand Challenge club match at the same venue.

According to Duane Heath, tournament director of SARU’s Gold Cup, it promises to be a great spectacle and one of the biggest club games in the country. “We were hoping that SuperSport would broadcast the game live but it seems unlikely now as one of the teams wasn’t willing to play at 12 noon. The (South Africa vs England) test match starts at 17h00 and because our game is now starting at 16h00, the best we can hope for now, is a recording of the match,” Heath said in a telephonic interview with fiekie7.co.za.

BOLAND CAVALIERS: 15. Adriaan Carelse, 14. Charles Mayeza, 13. Gerrit van Wyk, 12. Edwin Sass, 11. Sergio Torrens, 10. Elgar Watts (v/c), 9. Jovelian de Koker, 8. Zandré Jordaan ©, 7. Ludio Williams, 6. Tapiwa Tsomondo, 5. Rinus Bothma, 4. Marlyn Williams, 3. Clinton Theron, 2. Clemen Lewis, 1. Arnout Malherbe.

Reserves: 16. Francois Esterhuyzen, 17. Stefaan Grundlingh, 18. Brandon Valentyn, 19. Kenan Cronje, 20. Jaywin Juries, 21. Valentino Wellman, 22. Andries Viljoen.

Esselen Park, Worcester, Saturday 9 June 2018
10:15 Young Hamiltons 3 vs Villagers Worcester 3
12:05 Young Hamiltons 2 vs Villagers Worcester 3
14:15 Boland Cavaliers vs Western Province
16:00 Young Hamiltons vs Villagers Worcester
Gates open at 09:00

TICKETS:
Tickets available on the day (at the gate), at Pick ‘n Pay or online at: www.webtickets.co.za
Webtickets / Pick ‘n Pay: R35 Adults / R10 scholars (6-12 years)
On the day (At the gate): R40 Adults / R10 scholars (6 – 12 years)
Vehicles (Webtickets / Pick ‘n Pay / At the gate

*Rayno Benjamin is no longer available for Boland as he has signed a contract to play in Japan for Shimizu Blue Sharks.

Headline picture: Adriaan Carelse in action against the Eagles. Pic: Brakkies Sport Fotos