The Proud union will want all the wrongs from the last couple of years to change in 2016 and started to move in the right direction with the appointment of Alan Zondagh, former coach of Western Province and Eastern Province, as the Director of Rugby for the union.
Zondagh had the same position at English club Saracens from 1999 to 2001, which makes him the ideal person to take Boland back to a union that will not just be respected but also competive. The past ten years Zondagh had managed the RPC (Rugby Performance Centre).
An agreement between Boland Rugby Union and Zondagh was reach so that the rugby academic of the union will manage by Zondagh and that from now on all academic players will be stationed at RPC in Riebeek-Wes.
The Cavaliers will in future receive their training from the RPC, which makes this the best news the union have received in years.
The track record of the union the last couple of year shows court cases against management, failure to evolve and grow in the Currie Cup First Division as well as the Vodacom Cup tournaments, and the lost off coaches and administrators to name just a few.
The partnership with Zondagh is a clear step in the right direction for the union so that the union can once again be a competitive side in South African rugby. The involvement with RPC will involve not just the professional arm of the union but also the amateur arm of the union.
Academic players have already been identified for 2016 and contracted. The Union also succeeded to sign Brent Janse van Rensburg as the new head coach, which spells great things for the union this year.
With the leadership of Zondagh and the raw ability of Janse van Rensburg, Boland Rugby should start seeing a rival in the union in the effort to make it again the proud union it once was.