Explosive Boland club star playmaker, Mahoney pens new deal with Griquas

In a groundbreaking move that has sent ripples through the rugby community, the Sanlam Boland Top12’s shining star playmaker, Connor Mahoney, has officially inked a deal with the Kimberley-based powerhouse, Griquas Rugby. The transfer comes on the back of Mahoney’s stellar performance in the Sanlam Confident Player of the Tournament, where he not only showcased his exceptional skill but also secured the prestigious title.

Connor Mahoney’s transition to Griquas caps an outstanding performance in the Sanlam Boland Top12. The prestigious accolade, voted on by fans and pundits alike, serves as a testament to Mahoney’s undeniable prowess as a playmaker. His ability to command the game and lead his team to victory has set him apart as one of the most promising talents in the league.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity I got at the [Boland] Kavaliere and Safcol [United RFC], it set me up for other opportunities,” Mahoney said. “I am much more excited about the new challenge that has come my way, but I am a little sad to leave my teammates and family behind.”

A standout moment that defined Mahoney’s tournament came in the form of a breathtaking 60-meter solo try, leaving spectators and opponents alike in awe. Displaying a perfect blend of physical prowess and tactical finesse, Mahoney glided virtually untouched through the opposition’s defence, showcasing the very attributes that caught the attention of Griquas Rugby.


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The decision to join Griquas represents a strategic move for Mahoney, who seeks to further elevate his game in a new environment. Kimberley has long been a breeding ground for top-tier rugby talent, and Griquas, with their storied history and commitment to excellence, provide the ideal platform for Mahoney’s continued development.

“I believe that the new challenge will open many doors for me in the future. I pray and trust that I will continue with my Rugby career, and hopefully one day I will also play for the Boks.”

Connor Mahoney, Confident Player of the Tournament and Anton Gildenhuys , CEO Retail Affluent. Photo credit: Mark Ward

As Connor Mahoney embarks on this new chapter with Griquas Rugby, the rugby community eagerly anticipates witnessing his impact on the field. His signing not only bolsters Griquas’ ranks but also serves as a source of inspiration for aspiring players within the Boland Rugby Union.

The page-turning saga of this playmaking prodigy is far from over, and the rugby world will be watching as he takes the next step in his remarkable career.