In an interview with the Sharks website, new Director of Rugby Jake White has laid out how the available duties will be divided between his various assistant coaches.
New coach Paul Anthony, who led the Bulls under 19 side to another trophy this year, has been appointed forwards coach, with the man who fulfilled that role during the Currie Cup, Brad Macleod-Henderson, concentrating on technical analysis, breakdown work and individual skills. Sean Everitt will continue as backline coach, while White himself will focus on defence, while also overseeing the entire coaching system.
White has also confirmed that additional specialist coaches may be brought in as and when required, to up-skill the team he has in place. Kicking, line-outs and scrums are just some of the areas White has mentioned that may need additional emphasis.
The coach has also, unequivocally told the players what their goal for the coming season is: “I have told them they are going to win Super Rugby”.
Meanwhile, in another interview given to Sbu Mjikeliso from Sport Live, White has confirmed in no uncertain terms that he sees Pat Lambie as a flyhalf – and only a flyhalf.
“Pat Lambie is going to play at No 10, that’s it,” White told the website. “He is not going to play anywhere else for the Sharks except at flyhalf.”Tweet