Boland confirm Janse van Rensburg resignation

Date published: October 4 2016

Boland head coach Brent Janse van Rensburg has resigned after one season in charge.

Janse van Rensburg, who was appointed by the Union in January of this year, announced his decision after his side's participation in the Currie Cup concluded.

"I am thankful for the opportunity afforded to me to be able to contribute to Boland Rugby and feel the team is in a better place than it was in January this year," Janse van Rensburg said in a statement.

"I am incredibly proud of this group of players, the efforts they gave and also very thankful to our management team for their time invested into the team. It has been a memorable year that has certainly contributed towards my growth and I wish everyone involved with Boland Rugby the best."

According to Ivan Pekeur, president of the Boland Rugby Union, Janse van Rensburg’s decision is a huge loss for Boland Rugby.

"He is one of the best young coaches in the country and he is destined to coach the national team one day," he said.

Boland Cavaliers also confirmed the resignation of director of rugby Alan Zondagh after he said political interference was a reason for his exit.

Zondagh was first instated in January 2016 but according to the club's statement released on Tuesday he could no longer hold the position.

"His appointment came after extensive negotiations between him and the Boland Rugby Union, especially about his role and function as a director of rugby and persè about his relationship with management, executive council and board of directors," Boland Cavaliers said.

Boland added they needed to comply with transformation targets as well as uplifting the local community through picking local talent which Zondagh was not keen to abide by.