Cape Town - The Boland Rugby Union on Tuesday announced the appointment of
Randall Modiba as head coach of the Boland Cavaliers for the 2017 rugby season.
The announcement was made during a press conference held at
the Boland Stadium in Wellington.
Modiba has been appointed as the head coach of Boland
Rugby’s senior professional team on a 2-year term (from 1 January 2017),
following the resignation of former head coach Brent Janse van Rensburg in
Modiba was the team’s defence coach (Currie Cup Qualifiers) and
attack/backline coach (Currie Cup Premier Division) during the 2016 Currie
Modiba has been involved in Boland Rugby Union’s coaching
structures for the past 15 years and has achieved success with various teams.
Besides having been part of the Cavaliers coaching staff for the past two
seasons, Modiba was also the head coach of several successful junior Boland
Modiba coached Boland’s U-19 teams in 2009 and 2014, with these
teams being crowned Currie Cup U-19 champions on both occasions.
Modiba will be assisted by former Boland Cavaliers captain
Henley du Plessis (forwards coach), Jacques du Toit (Biokineticist/Strength
and Conditioning coach) and Dunia Mouneimne (Physiotherapist) during the 2017
rugby season. The team has already begun their pre-season preparations early in
November this year.
"We are proud to announce the appointment of Randall Modiba
as head coach of the Boland Cavaliers, as this is a coach who has come through
all of Boland Rugby’s structures," said Boland Rugby Union president Ivan
"Modiba is a man who knows the union very well. Combine with
his technical abilities, he is more than capable to succeed in this role."
Modiba feels humbled and thankful for being
given the opportunity to coach Boland Rugby’s senior side.
“My primary purpose will be to help take Boland Rugby to
greater heights. This means that my work won’t end with the Cavaliers, but to ensure
we work and develop all the talented players within Boland Rugby’s club
structures,” said Modiba about his appointment.