History of Boland

Boland Rugby is one of 14 Rugby Unions in South Africa which is affiliated to the South African Rugby Union. With close to 20 000 registered players at club level and another 20 000 plus at school level, Boland Rugby is by far the biggest union in terms of player numbers. 

This is 21% of the registered club players in South Africa. The union stretches over a massive geographical area in the Western Cape. This includes towns like Vanrynsdorp in Matzikama Local Municipality, Saldanha Bay, Bredasdorp in Cape Agulhus Local Municipality, Ceres, Worcester and its headquarters is based in Wellington at the Boland Rugby Stadium.

The Boland Rugby area is based in 13 Local Municipalities which is located in three District Municipalities namely Cape Winelands, Overberg and West Coast. The latest census statistics indicated that there are approximately 2 million people residing in these Local Municipalities. We have over 200 rugby clubs with a total of 480 teams playing each weekend from February to November each year.

Boland Rugby’s professional team is known as the Cavaliers that currently compete in the Currie Cup First Division. Our Women’s team known as Boland Dames compete in the SA Rugby Elite Women’s Competition. We also compete in all the school rugby weeks which includes boys and girls.

BRU Timeline

1939

Established Boland Rugby

1939
1996

Established Jack Abrahams Huis

1996
2001

Currie Cup First Division Winner

2001
2003

Currie Cup First Division Winner

2003
2004

Currie Cup First Division Winner

2004
2004

Vodacom Shield Winners

2004
2006

Currie Cup First Division Winner

2006
2010

Ended top of the log in the south section of the Vodacom Cup

2010
2010

Reached Vodacom Cup Semi Final

2010
2010

Reached the Currie Cup First Division Final

2010
2011

Currie Cup First Division Winner

2011
2011

Currie Cup First Division Champions

2011
2019

Established Boland Rugby UXI Rugby Academy

2019
2019

Currie Cup Women First Division Champions

2019
2020

Currie Cup Women promoted

2020
2023

Currie Cup First Division Champions

2023
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