Anthony will join Sharks in 2014

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Sharks on 11 Jul 2013 at 09:15
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Sharksworld has received some clarification relating to yesterday’s story about Bulls under 19 coach Paul Anthony. It was alleged in a number of places that Anthony would be joining the Sharks as Currie Cup assistant coach, with the implication being that the move would be immediate.

Anthony, though, is deeply involved in – and committed to – the Bulls under 19 side and with their 2013 campaign set to kick off this weekend, that is where his focus will be until the end of the year. Knowing the character of the man, “Mr Ants” is not the sort of guy who would down tools and walk out on a team he has been coaching on the eve of an important competition, regardless of what his contractual situation may be.

The good news from a Sharks perspective, though, is that Anthony will definitely be joining up with the Sharks ahead of the 2014 season, in a role yet to be confirmed. He confirmed this to Sharksworld and added further colour when talking to Gareth Duncan of SA Rugby Mag.

“The chance to join [the Sharks] management is an exciting challenge, one I’m really looking forward to,” he said to Duncan. “Smitty and I have known each other for a long time and I look forward to working with him and the other coaches. Right now, my loyalty is with the Bulls and I want to coach the U19 side to the provincial title,” he added. “I’d like to thank the Bulls for the tremendous opportunities they have given me … they played a big role in my development as a coach.”


  • This is the type of character we need at the union. Don’t know him personally, but seems to be a gentleman and professional

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.07.13 11:54:03 by disgruntled shark Reply
  • Sounds good. Just having JS as CEO and not changing the structures would be closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.07.13 13:04:58 by Caratacus Reply
  • Daniel starts again! 😕

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.07.13 13:28:26 by David12246 Reply

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