Lardy’s back in the Cape

Lardy Davids and Hanyani Shimange will play for Boland in next year’s Absa Currie Cup.

Shimange moves from Western Province where Schalk Brits and Tiaan Liebenberg are rated ahead of him, while Davids’s journeyman status continues to grow with the latest move.

Davids left Western Province two seasons ago claiming he was the victim of racist selection policy. In a year at English club Gloucester he got two starts in the Premiership. He was not asked to stay for a second season and moved to Bloemfontein where he got another two starts in a Currie Cup season.

Boland, who won the First Division, have been spending on players thanks to Fidentia’s investment in the region. They have aquired the services of former Bok assistant coach and Bulls Super 14 coach Rudy Joubert as Director of Rugby. But the names of players they’ve added to those already in the stable aren’t exactly heavyweights.