Currie Cup

Boland eye ex-WP, Sharks No 9

2013-07-10 10:23
Conrad Hoffmann (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Boland Cavaliers are interested in the services of forgotten former Western Province and Sharks scrumhalf Conrad Hoffmann.

Boland, who are preparing to face Border in a Currie Cup First Division match in Wellington on Friday, have an injury problem at scrumhalf with Ricky Schroeder sidelined with a sore shoulder.

Coach Loffie Eloff told Die Burger's website he will give Schroeder as much time as possible to recover, which could open the door for the 25-year-old Hoffmann, who is currently playing club rugby for Hamiltons in Cape Town.

Eloff has named Lucky Kebe at No 9 for Friday's match but the reserve scrumhalf spot in still open. Boland are currently in negotiations with Hamiltons to try and attain Hoffmann's services on a short-term basis.

In the event of Hoffmann not being available, flyhalf Ricardo Croy will cover at scrumhalf.

Hoffmann was a regular in the Stormers and WP squads a few seasons back before joining the Sharks at the end of 2010. However, injuries hampered his progress, which saw him return to Cape Town earlier this year.

Boland are currently fifth in the eight-team First Division, with one win and one loss, while Border occupy last spot with two defeats.

Friday's game at the Boland Stadium kicks off at 16:00.



15 Jacquin Jansen, 14 Cheslyn Roberts, 13 Johnathan Francke, 12 Braam Gerber, 11 Rynard Erwee, 10 Len Olivier, 9 Lucky Kebe, 8 Zandré Jordaan, 7 Thor Halvorsen, 6 Franzel September, 5 JC Astle, 4 PJ van Zyl, 3 Francois Hanekom, 2 Clemen Lewis, 1 Sabelo Nhlapo.

Substitutes: 16 Jacques Kotze, 17 Ulrich Pretorius, 18 Ben Venter, 19 Bradley Fortuin, 20 TBA, 21 Eric Zana, 22 Senan van der Merwe




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