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Plum to coach ‘Canes?


Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 3 Dec 2009 at 10:39
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So, the word from the land of the long white cloud is that Hurricanes coach Colin Cooper will be in his last season with the team in 2010. This means that the Hurricanes will be looking for a new coach for the 2011 season.

You’re probably wondering why all of this matters to Sharks fans, and rightly so. The current Sharks coach John Plumtree was previously coach of the Wellington Lions and he apparently has designs on the Hurricanes coaching job, with only Colin Cooper keeping him out of that position.

All of that, added to the fact that Plum seems to be under pressure at the Sharks, with talk of him being forced to resign if the Sharks don’t at least reach the semis of the 2010 Super 14.

So, the stepping down of Colin Cooper at the Hurricanes may mean coaching changes at the Sharks as well, which may not be a bad thing. The best case scenario in my mind is to promote Sean Everitt, a very promising coach in the Sharks setup to head coach for the 2010 Currie Cup in order to gain experience and build towards him being the head coach in the 2011 Super 15.

I must add that, apart from Cooper’s standing down, this is all speculation at this stage.



26 Comments

  • I like all of this, up to the point about Everitt being head coach in 2011… I feel he may need two years of Currie Cup coaching experience under his belt before taking the step up. Then again, if he wins us the VC and CC in 2010, he can do whatever he likes with my fullest backing!

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.12.09 10:50:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think you may be right here War1. I think that a change could bring in new ideas, which at the moment can only be good for the Sharks who presently look devoid of any.

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.12.09 10:51:21 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : agree with you. Its also note worthy here, that rumour in the papers not too long ago that 2010 is also Mitchel’s last year at the Force and he was looking to come to the Sharks, could we be swapping a Kiwi with another Kiwi? Sounds good, but I don’t know if an ex coach of the chokers supreme could coach us out of our own tendency to choke :o

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.12.09 10:54:09 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : everitt is the future! :mrgreen: i hope things work out like this

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.12.09 10:54:50 by war1 Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 3) : the other problem i hav with mitchell is that he has the same disciplinarian style as plum, remember how the Force players wanted him out at the beginning of the year?

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.12.09 10:56:25 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 5) : You may be right, but I don’t read much into that as the Australians are whingers of note. Their rugby players all come from their affluent schools so not used to toughing it out, even Deans is having problems in Oz.

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.12.09 11:01:59 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 6) : deans would be a better appointment than mitchell, ah, you can dream

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.12.09 11:04:49 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 7) : NOW that would be a dream come true!

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.12.09 11:06:17 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 5) : Strooli’s disciplinarian style seemed to work fine at the Sharks…

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.12.09 11:15:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Let me get this right.
    It seems the wish here is that our current under 21 coach would be the coach of choice for the Super 15 after just one Vodacom Cup and one Currie Cup (watered down) competition.
    I really enjoyed the under 21s but I think that may be pushing the fast track button too hastily.

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.12.09 11:52:01 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • How about Oom Rudi take over the reigns??? :roll:

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.12.09 12:06:51 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) : that might not be as far away as you think…

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.12.09 12:18:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) : Clothing optional when Oom Rudi takes charge. :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.12.09 12:21:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 10) : my concern as well, but the one thing Everitt does do very well is man management – an area where I feel Plum falls short. With a strong set of specialist assistants, I reckon he could do well, but as per my post above, I’d want him to be head coach in the CC for at least two years before being elevated to Super rugby. And he needs to win the bloody cup at least once.

    I think this season’s VC will be make-or-break for Sean. If he wins that trophy, he’s a virtual shoo-in to be Currie Cup coach.

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.12.09 12:33:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : at least we won’t have to worry about running out of correctly pumped balls…

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.12.09 12:34:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m afraid Rudi is forever tainted, though. His absolute paranoia towards the media will put paid to any chances of him being a successful coach again, which is a pity, because technically he’s a good coach. Let’s not forget that he brought in the under 19 trophy last year.

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.12.09 12:39:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : something for the ladies :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.12.09 14:06:31 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 17) : I can just see Oom Rudi strutting about naked with only a whistle and a clipboard. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.12.09 14:27:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 17) : one way to ensure that Dudette buys that season ticket :)

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.12.09 14:32:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 18) : I know a good therapist, if that will help :)

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.12.09 14:33:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : :lol: Think it’s too late.

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.12.09 14:34:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 21) : that is my feeling too :)

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.12.09 14:36:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) :
    I know this is all speculation, but if it were to happen then I would not even let Everit near the Vodacom Cup squad, but make him live in Plums shadow for the entire super 14.

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.12.09 15:01:00 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 23) : so he can pick up the bad habits first-hand :)

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.12.09 15:18:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) :
    And the good ones – he must just be able to discern which is which.

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.12.09 15:24:00 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 25) : fair enough :) Can you start putting a list together for him?

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.12.09 22:33:13 by robdylan Reply
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