Louis Koen to coach Cavaliers

2008-05-16 14:44

Wellington - Deon Davids' selection as assistant coach for the Emerging Springboks who defend the Nations Cup title in Romania next month, leaves the Cavaliers without their mentor for the opening round of the Currie Cup competition.

Davids, however, does not see it as a major obstacle.

He will be replaced by assistant coach Louis Koen for Boland's pipe-opener against the Falcons at Brakpan on June 21.

"Louis and I had a long chat about what we want to achieve this season.

"He knows our structures and will also bring back some other ideas from the Stormers where he is currently the kicking coach.

"Louis knows the game well. Therefore I have no doubt that he would do a splendid job with the team while I am away," Davids said.

Davids said he would be back to take charge of his team for their second Currie Cup match against the Sharks in Durban on June 29.

Davids said his selection as assistant coach to Chester Williams came as a big surprise.

"Earlier this week I went to the offices of the Boland Rugby Union to do some paper work when CEO Piet Bergh told me about my selection.

"It was just unbelievable. I was over the moon," Davids said.