Sharks snap up Kings defense coach (or have they?)

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :EP Kings, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 17 Nov 2014 at 14:13
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The EP Kings, from whom the news is flowing thick and fast today, have announced via press release that they have released senior defence coach Michael Horak, less than a year after he joined their ranks from the Free State Cheetahs.

More puzzling still is the revelation that Horak has been released to take up a coaching role with the Sharks; puzzling in that there’s been no mention of this move at all from the Sharks themselves. The Durban union are often not the quickest to confirm such moves, but we have approached them for comment and will, of course, update you as soon as we have some sort of official position from them.

Horak, like new Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold and Technical Director Brendan Venter, has strong links to the London Irish club and would have a good working relationship with the new men at the helm of Sharks rugby.


  • This is/could be good :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.11.14 14:18:45 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Didnt the Kings leak the most tries in CC?

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.11.14 14:26:02 by SheldonK Reply

  • This can only be good news. As far as I’m aware, we have never had a coach with a specialised focus such as defence? If true, this could be a very good move..

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.11.14 14:26:19 by Another Nick Reply

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  • Glad to see the back of this oke, he came in and our defense got worse

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.11.14 14:27:09 by Ludz Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : You can’t build a steel wall if the only material you are given is chicken wire.

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.11.14 14:27:24 by KingRiaan Reply

  • @vanmartin (Comment 1) : Yup, especially if you consider how the Cheetah defence went south after he left. Could be a good signing if true.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.11.14 14:31:22 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 4) : hoe SUUR proe daai DRUIWE van jou? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.11.14 14:31:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 4) : You guys couldnt understand his accent.

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.11.14 14:33:43 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Haha no sour grapes at all

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.11.14 14:35:14 by Ludz Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 4) : But on a serious note I know what you mean and I too will check this out with a very open mind. He did not leave a mark at the Kings but his stint with the Cheetahs was impressive.

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.11.14 14:36:52 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Sounds good!

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.11.14 14:38:00 by [email protected] Reply

  • @KingRiaan (Comment 5) : Or to put it another way, you can’t erect a steel wall on marshy terrain.

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.11.14 14:41:14 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 5) : haha yes fair point

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.11.14 14:44:28 by SheldonK Reply

  • Well, the Cheetahs and the Kings has never been known for their defense. If he does come hopefully he knows what he’s doing!

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.11.14 14:52:12 by PTAShark Reply
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  • Personally, I think the Sharks need to simplify their recruitment policy to a two step process; 1) find out who Brendan wants, and 2) recruit them

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.11.14 15:41:35 by Culling Song Reply
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  • Now we just seriously need a kop dokter!

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.11.14 15:43:47 by KingRiaan Reply

  • @KingRiaan (Comment 16) : 100% correct and as soon as possible (like in yesterday)!!!!!!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.11.14 16:10:09 by JD Reply
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  • I think this could be good…

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.11.14 18:18:16 by pastorshark Reply
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