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Carstens ‘honoured’ to be named captain

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Carstens ‘honoured’ to be named captain thumbnailSouth African Bokkie Carstens says he is ‘honoured’ to be named Coleraine captain for the forthcoming season.

COLERAINE Rugby Club heads into the season with a new captain leading the way on the field.
Bokkie Carstens, 24, hails from Cape Town in South Africa and is now in his fifth year at Coleraine. No longer classified as an overseas player, the influential fly-half now captains the First XV, sponsored by 'Cookstown,' following in the footsteps of last year's captain, Mikey Poskitt.
Speaking last week at training, Bokkie admitted he was 'honoured' to have been asked to assume the role this season.
“When I was offered the captaincy I was really honoured and I have agreed to take it on for the season," said the talented South African.
“There are a lot of young players in the squad this year but there is also a lot of experience. Chris Nash, Michael Ferguson, Steven Dickey and Roger Bonnar have played All Ireland rugby while Mikey Poskitt, Josh Christie, Brian Hughes and David Greatorex have seen action with Junior Ulster.
“We also have a lot of extremely talented young players in the squad, coming through from schools and the youth section at the club. A lot of these guys are the core of our Under 20 side and the Seconds so there is a lot of potential and overall the outlook is very positive.
“Now we have moved up a league all the games are harder and a greater challenge but I believe we have a good chance of making a top three finish in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championships this season.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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