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Sharks appoint new head coach


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Sharks on 10 May 2008 at 18:18

The Sharks have appointed their new head coach, in light of Dick Muir leaving the Sharks to join the Boks.

Below is a press release from the Sharks media unit.

Following SA Rugby’s announcement yesterday that the current Sharks Coach Dick Muir has been appointed as one of the Springbok Assistant Coaches, the Sharks Board wishes to announce that John Plumtree has been appointed as the new Head Coach for the Sharks effective 1 June 2008.

John has many years of experience as Head Coach at Swansea in Wales and Wellington in New Zealand. He also coached the Sharks in the 2007 Absa Currie Cup in which the team, minus their Springboks, reached the semi-final of the competition. He is therefore no stranger and has a fantastic track record.

The Management Team will also be appointed after the 2008 Super 14 competition has run its course. Management will include a new Team Doctor as Dr Craig Roberts has also been appointed to the Springbok Management Team.

On behalf of all at The Sharks and the KZN Rugby Union we congratulate both Dick and Craig on their appointments and wish them both good luck in their new positions with the Springboks.
B. J. vanZyl
CEO The Sharks (Pty) Ltd



49 Comments

  • 1st up
    Congrats to Plumtree.

    2ndly
    Why so early, the Bulls waited for months after their coach resigned to make the decision, we shouldn’t rush these decisions you know :roll:

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.05.08 18:20:41 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Congrats to John

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.05.08 18:28:21 by Milissa Reply
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  • at least its not an unfamiliar twat like ludeke

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.05.08 18:55:34 by jarsonx Reply
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  • The Currie Cup starts in June so I guess that’s why they couldn’t wait months

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.05.08 21:09:46 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • Good luck PLUMMY.. Hopefully you will win us a Currie Cup…

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.05.08 21:14:00 by blackshark N.R.N.S! Reply

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  • guys lets get real !!!

    this decision was not made today but a while back
    it was just about timing and waiting for muirs confirmation

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.05.08 21:35:59 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Flippen hell!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was being sarcastic and taking the piss out of the Bulls and their kak administration. :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.05.08 21:42:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • ‘grats, Plum!

    May your era become known as “The Continuity Years”…

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.05.08 08:10:29 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Stuff the “continuity years”….I want “bring the silverware home years”…..

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.05.08 19:29:39 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • What’s wrong with a continuous supply of trophies? :-)

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.05.08 20:06:44 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • yo Rob
    You just missed a saints touch rugby extravagansa!

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.05.08 20:18:28 by beez Reply

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  • Serious? Lots of guys show up? I’m going to start training with Sevenoaks Rugby Club next month.

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.05.08 20:25:44 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • We played about 5 aside.
    nice little run around.

    I thought the british season was over already?

    I am keen to play in the UK but not sure of the cold!

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.05.08 20:32:28 by beez Reply

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  • yeah – pre-season training for next season already! I’m going to need a lot.

    Were lots of the old guys there, or is it a new crowd now?

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.05.08 20:37:17 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Mostly old guys, gavin, jonathan, grant and some others.

    Good luck with the training, you going for wing or lock? ;)

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.05.08 20:59:18 by beez Reply

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  • I think i’ll play flank. Or maybe flyhalf

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.05.08 21:11:19 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • How about 12 or 15 no maybe 13 or… or… bloody Deeck!

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.05.08 04:20:39 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Congrats Plumtree.. There was ppl who told me they have inside info and that Putt was reconsidered. Seems like I was stressing for nothing!!!!!!!!!! :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.05.08 08:52:17 by Reds Reply

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  • :mrgreen: This wasn’t maybe on April 1st that they told you? :wink:

    Are you sure you are a RED head? :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.05.08 08:56:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • [email protected] no it wasn’t on April fools day. Because I know the guy who told me this really have inside info I was really worried.
    Regarding my Redhead :evil: :evil: don’t go there.. Wanna dye my hair black but hubby said he will kill me!!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.05.08 09:01:25 by Reds Reply

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  • #19…Exactly my first thought when I read Red’s posting!! :wink:

    Morning people!! I missed the game on Saturday (had to take Mila to a party – kids social life is better than mine!)..manage to listen to sum on the radio on the way back and saw Odwa’s 2 tries at the end…all in all – great – but now really having to wish for miracles…..SAD!!!! We should have secured the position earlier….we could have, we should have….we did not….now us fans need to pray the team throught to semi’s…***tsk tsk tsk*** :roll:

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.05.08 09:05:17 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Reds, do the drapes match the carpet? ;)

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.05.08 09:10:21 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • 22 :shock:

    A bit early in the day for that :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.05.08 09:12:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Gosh Rob – do not Start that conversation again!!!!

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.05.08 09:14:36 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • This thread seems to be going south :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.05.08 09:15:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 22 :evil: I will ignore that question!!!! :evil:

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.05.08 09:16:15 by Reds Reply

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  • south, he he…

    Sorry, most inappropriate ;)

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.05.08 09:18:06 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • :mrgreen: I’m glad SOMEONE caught that bit in the comment. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.05.08 09:19:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • ROBO – CONSIDER YOURSELF “KAKKED-OUT”…HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE!!!!

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.05.08 09:20:12 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • We all did, KSA…it was not THAT funny…. **wink**

    JUST KIDDING!!! Sorry – I have no emoticons this morning to show any “emotions”..

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.05.08 09:21:37 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • You know what the advantages is if a woman watched rugby???

    If your hubby says “Touch, Crouch, Engage!” You can gooi him with : ” Advantage over!, Roll away! Stay on your feet! Hands Off!” ***grin**

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.05.08 09:25:06 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Good morning all!

    Ice – see you are in top form this early in the morning. :wink:

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.05.08 09:25:56 by Nessa Reply

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  • Hey Ness!! Long time – you also as busy as I am!!??

    You well?? :grin:

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.05.08 09:29:14 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Have been reasonably busy. Was on leave and only got back into the office the middle of the week. You were also away? How was your trip?

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.05.08 09:30:23 by Nessa Reply

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  • Die Kaa[ is weer hollands, coz Ice was there!! :wink:

    We had a great time – it was my folks and sister and her family and me and my family….so a bunch of people!! Now i need to break away to a secluded island for 2 weeks! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.05.08 09:32:52 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • I know what you mean! :grin:

    We went to Mozambique for a week. The family wanted to go and do some diving. Didn’t have great weather (mostly overcast) but the diving was good. I suppose I should be grateful it didn’t rain – we could at least go for walks on the beach. It was nice though.

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.05.08 09:36:08 by Nessa Reply

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  • Die Kaa[ is weer hollands, coz Ice was there!!

    Do you mean Dutch(man)? :lol:

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.05.08 09:37:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • #31

    or you can Tune “TACKLER ROLL AWAY!!!!!!!” :smile:

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.05.08 09:38:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 37… :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Same thing – different spelling! :wink:

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.05.08 09:40:18 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • LOL @ KSA! :wink:

  • Comment 40, posted at 12.05.08 09:42:04 by Nessa Reply

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  • Is THAT what you and Kette call it….”tackling”? :wink:

  • Comment 41, posted at 12.05.08 09:42:27 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • #41

    Code for THAT is “napping”

  • Comment 42, posted at 12.05.08 09:44:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 12.05.08 09:49:06 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Lol… whilst watching the Sharks game I told my wife how both Kette and KSA watch the game in the same room on different computers and now and again ‘chat’ to each other ‘online’, like the time 3 minutes before kick-off she asked KSA to go to the shops and get some milk for baking… had a good chuckle!

  • Comment 44, posted at 12.05.08 10:04:16 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Strange people do strange things :lol: :oops:

  • Comment 45, posted at 12.05.08 10:12:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • #44…weired and wonderful combo those two!! :wink:

  • Comment 46, posted at 12.05.08 10:15:39 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • I think it is very cute. :smile:

  • Comment 47, posted at 12.05.08 10:24:31 by Nessa Reply

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  • I thinks it’s Crazy :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 12.05.08 10:29:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • No you don’t!!

  • Comment 49, posted at 12.05.08 10:39:21 by Nessa Reply

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