THE Boland Cavaliers ran in 16 tries as they smashed the Welwitschias 110-10 in a Currie Cup Qualifier at the Boland Stadium on Saturday.
With this win the Cavaliers secured another valuable bonus point and further boosted their chances of qualifying for the Premier division later this season.
Fullback Nico Scheepers was Boland’s leading points scorer on the day with 45 points, including three tries and fifteen (out of sixteen) conversions. Scheepers’ contribution was only one point short of the Currie Cup record for most points in a Currie Cup match, which is held by Jannie de Beer who scored 46 points against Northern Free State in 1997 (3 tries, 14 conversions, 1 penalty).
Boland’s centre pairing of Ryan Nell and Christopher Bosch scored 4 tries each, while wing Sergio Torrens scored a brace. Nell’s 4 tries puts him on the top of the Currie Cup try scoring list with 12 tries for the season so far.
In his 50th cap for the Cavaliers, lock Hanno Kitshoff celebrated this milestone with a try, while Keenan Cronje (flank) and William van Wyk (replacement flyhalf) also contributed with 1 try each.
U.20 CURRIE CUP:
In a thrilling encounter Boland’s u.20’s lost 26-28 against the log-leading Griffons on Saturday. The half-time score was 7-11 in favour of the Griffons.
Boland’s points were scored by:
Tries: Caleb Louw, Colin April, Michaine Fick (2)
Conversions: Hendrik Carstens (3)
The Boland Cavaliers will face the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Friday 1 July 2016 at 19:00. This match will be televised live on Supersport.
Boland’s u.20’s will face Griquas u.20’s on Friday 1 July 2016 at the Boland Stadium in Wellington (kick-off at 15:00).