Sharksworld has been lead to believe that John Plumtree has signed a three-year extension to his Sharks coaching contract, thus ending any speculation about his immediate future.
Things weren’t looking particularly rosy for the Kiwi earlier in the season, with talk that he might be shown the door if he didn’t manage to arrest an horrific sequence of defeats. The Sharks, to Plumtree’s credit, have managed to turn things around in the last two weeks though, winning back to back clashes in New Zealand and although still destined to deliver a disappointing final log position in a year when we expected them to be real contenders, it would be downright mean-spirited to ignore the clear signs of progress.
Plumtree will apparently take time off during the Currie Cup and it is to be hoped that some fresh faces, both in personnel and coaching staff, might be just the thing needed to bring at least that trophy back to ABSA stadium. Plum will apparently spend the time working on some of his own shortcomings and I really hope that come 2015, we see a revitalised John Plumtree lead an invigorated (and rejuvenated) squad in a big challenge for the inaugural Super 15 title.
Good luck, Plum. We’ll back you, but you need to show us that you can learn and adapt. Back the young players, because they are the future. No more conservative nonsense, because it doesn’t work and it isn’t the way the Sharks play rugby. Be brave and take some risks once in a while – you know you can do it! Just look at hoe well the Lambie gamble paid off…Tweet