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Plumtree denies fresh exit rumour


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 11 Jul 2012 at 09:11
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Yet another foreign news article has linked Sharks coach John Plumtree with yet another coaching shortlist – which the Sharks mentor has summarily booted into touch, insisting that his current contract still has a year to run.

This time around it’s the soon-to-be-vacant Blues post that needs filling, with the NZ Herald reporting that Plumtree is in the mix to replace Pat Lam, whose disastrous tenure at the helm has succeeded in turning the once-proud Auckland franchise into something of a joke in the New Zealand conference. According to that paper, Plumtree, Kieran Crowley and John Kirwan are all in the running, although Lam will apparently also be interviewed just in case he can think up something that might save his job.

Sharksworld has confirmed, via Plumtree’s agent, that the Blues story is nothing but made-up nonsense. According to World Artists’ Anthony Johnson, “we are not in discussion with the Blues”.

Earlier in the season, similar reports linked Plumtree with both the Western Force and Gloucester in the UK, with each of these rumours receiving exactly the same treatment form the coach; flat-out denial since he’s still under contract.

We’re a great believer in the “no smoke without fire” theory and I’m quite sure that if the Sharks don’t manage to sustain their late rally and make some sort of impact on the play-off series in Super Rugby this year, Plumtree may well come under increasing pressure to pack his bags and leave early. All of this current speculation, though, is premature to my mind and based more on the assumption that Plum is looking for a new job than on reality.



21 Comments

  • Rob, I assume then tha plum is contracted to the Sharks until the end of CC 2013?

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.07.12 11:18:58 by Viking Reply
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  • Hows that FB petition to get rid of Plum going?

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.07.12 11:33:09 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 2) : And then get Nick Malet in his place :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.07.12 11:36:11 by Viking Reply
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  • Damn, can`t Plum take a hint . . . :evil:

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.07.12 11:42:07 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 1) : correct

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.07.12 11:49:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : So we have got 1 year to get our finances in order to make Mallet an offer he cannot refuse :twisted: Anyone want to make a contribution?

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.07.12 11:54:22 by Viking Reply
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  • I have a feeling that putting Mallet in the Sharks tank will be akin to letting a bull loose in a china shop, or a Mitchell in a Coke tin. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.07.12 12:00:47 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 7) : I’m willing to forget the Teichmann saga as long as we win some trophies

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.07.12 12:15:12 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 8) : I wasn’t really watching in those days. What style of play does Mallet prefer?

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.07.12 12:17:36 by klempie Reply

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  • plum must find away to get the boys to play like they did on friday, every game, whether it is by getting some additional coaches in or whatever because from previous experience he obviously haven’t got the touch to do it himself and if he can’t see that then he must go.

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.07.12 12:21:21 by MJ Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 9) :

    The style that had the Boks win 17 games in a row!

    That included a Tri Nations whitewash if I recall correctly.

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.07.12 12:58:21 by Pokkel Reply
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  • From wikipedia

    Between August 1997 and December 1998, under Mallett’s guidance, the Springboks went on a record winning streak of 17 consecutive test wins. As part of the unbeaten run the Springboks won the Tri Nations Series undefeated and beat several teams by record margins, including a 52–10 against France in Paris, a 68–10 win over Scotland in Edinburgh, a 33–0 defeat of Ireland and a 96–13 against Wales. The run ended when the Springbok team was defeated by England at Twickenham at the end of a long tour on the 5 December 1998.

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.07.12 13:00:29 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 8) : My “feeling” has nothing to do with the Teichmann saga.

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.07.12 13:17:23 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 13) :

    Why?

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.07.12 13:21:29 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 14) : I just think there will be many a clash of personalities. I dont foresee a happy balance and environment.

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.07.12 13:49:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 12) : That was a long time ago. He has since been at the Stormers / WP – added nothing, in fact it was him that headhunted van der Merwe from Griguas to coach in Cape Town. Italy stint was so so, no fire works but then it is Italy.

    I loved his Boland coaching days though. Giant killers they were.

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.07.12 13:55:32 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 15) : I agree with you. Mallett tends to have personality clashes pretty much wherever he goes.

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.07.12 14:24:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : and couple that with one or two supremely talented, hot headed individuals and you could be looking at a very unhappy camp if the stars are not perfectly aligned.

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.07.12 14:27:43 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I want Mallet, not just for our benefit as fans but for the player’s growth. This can also help us attract and keep players.

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.07.12 14:35:14 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Maybe Plumb and lam can start their own competition….. call it super coach failures……

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.07.12 12:30:53 by Kaygee Reply

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  • Mallet. Bah. There’s other’s out there and they dont have to be South African to coach here. Having said that, Brendan Venter springs to mind…

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.07.12 15:12:09 by Caratacus Reply

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