Boks name Boucher as coach

2014-12-02 11:22
Mark Boucher (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Springboks have signalled their intentions to go all out in the forthcoming Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup against the South African cricket team by appointing former Proteas wicketkeeper, Mark Boucher, as head coach.
Furthermore hard-man Willem Alberts, who took two wickets with consecutive balls and hit a quick 10 runs off nine balls at Newlands in January, has been named to captain the Springboks at the Wanderers.
Springbok Management have also confirmed kicking coach and former Bok flyhalf, Louis Koen, will replace the injured Jean de Villiers in the starting XI for Friday’s match at the Wanderers Stadium.
Boucher, who handed out the Springboks’ jerseys in September before their superb victory over Australia at Newlands in Cape Town, will surely be calling on all his knowledge and experience, hoping to guide the Boks to a first ever win against the Proteas.
“This is a great challenge and I’m very excited to be involved with the Springboks,” said Boucher.
“I know they are not really known for their cricketing skills, but it was clear to see early this year in Cape Town that these boys know how to handle a bat and ball. And they certainly don’t lack anything when it comes to competitiveness.
“In the previous match, Butch James took the gloves and I’ll share some tips with him, but generally we have some very talented guys across the park.”
Cricket South Africa have announced that Integrated Financial Services Provider, Momentum, are the latest commercial partner to associate itself with Friday’s Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup.
Momentum have come on board as one of the official supporting partners to this historic event between the Ticketpro Proteas and the Springboks in a much anticipated T20 clash.
The match commemorates the one year anniversary of Madiba’s death, and will be played in his honour and in celebration of his legacy.
From an entertainment perspective, award winning rock group, Prime Circle will entertain fans before and during the match.
Fans will also get the opportunity to be part of the autograph session with selected members of both teams.
The popular hit a six competition will once again keep fans screaming for big hits and a kicking competition will also take place between the two sides.
There are still tickets available for the match. Tickets are available from www.ticketpros.co.za  and range from R90-R200.

Read more on:    springboks  |  proteas  |  mark boucher  |  cricket  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

05 November 2016
Barbarians v South Africa, London 15:00
12 November 2016
England v South Africa, Twickenham 16:30
19 November 2016
Italy v South Africa, Stadio Artemio Franchi 15:00
26 November 2016
Wales v South Africa, Millennium Stadium 19:30

Did Stormers and Springboks lock Pieter-Steph du Toit deserve to be named SA Rugby Player of the Year?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.