Former Springboks flyhalf Louis Koen named in Boland Over-40 squad

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Former Springboks flyhalf Louis Koen has been named in the Boland Over-40 squad for this month’s inter-provincial tournament in Johannesburg.

Koen played 15 Tests – four during the Rugby World Cup – from 2000 to 2003. He later moved into rugby coaching and is an avid cricketer.

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Boland Over-40, meanwhile, have made another change to the squad. Johan Klopper has replaced the injured Grant Jansen.

Boland Over-40 squad

  1. Dave Bakker (captain)
  2. Elroy Abrahams
  3. James Albanie
  4. Johan Klopper
  5. Andre Geldenhuys
  6. Louis Koen
  7. Ruben Matthews
  8. Wayne Minnies
  9. Gasant Moller
  10. Mark Nel
  11. Alan Sherratt
  12. Thomas Smith
  13. Abdul-aziz Temoor
  14. Rikus Walters
  15. Claude Chantler
  • Howard Bergins (coach)
  • Hennie Fourie (manager)

Over-40 inter-provincial tournament background

The inter-provincial tournament will feature former Proteas cricketers. Batsman Alviro Petersen and seamer Garnett Kruger have been selected for the Lions Over-40 squad. Batsman Ashwell Prince will captain Western Province Over-40.

Several former first-class cricketers will participate in the tournament as well, including Lions Over-40 quintet Matthew Harris, Warren Dugmore, Johan Fourie, Gareth Flusk and Solmzi Ndima.

Titans Over-40 have former Cape Cobras batsman Derek Brand. East Rand Over-40 have former Dolphins batsman Kyle Smit.

Wanderers Cricket Club and Old Edwardians Cricket Club will host the inter-provincial tournament, which will feature eight teams:

The tournament is scheduled to start on 8 May and end on 12 May. Matches will be contested over 45 overs per innings.

South Africa will host the Over-40 World Cup in 2024. South Africa hosted the Over-50 World Cup earlier this year.

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