Bolla to skipper Kavaliers

Boland Kavaliers head coach Eugene Eloff has named Bolla Conaradie as his new captain.

Eloff said he believes that the former Springbok scrumhalf, whose contract expired with Western Province last season, is the suitable candidate to captain the side in the First Division this season.

‘Bolla is a level-headed player and has the necessary leadership qualities and experience to lead the side,’ Eloff told ‘I know him quite well from my days when I coached the Lions U21s and I tried to recruit at that time. Now we will have the opportunity to strengthen our relationship at Boland.’

Eloff added that Conradie is also capable of a coaching career once he retires.

‘He has the ability to inspire to motivate the younger players in the squad and that is one of the main reasons we signed him. He could even venture into coaching once he stops playing.’

Conradie is currently training with the Stormers as he fills in for Ricky Januarie, who is on loan at Welsh club Ospreys. The former will arrive at Boland at the end of the month.

By Gareth Duncan