Pat, Marcell to lead Sharks in 2016

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 9 Dec 2015 at 13:13
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Gary Gold has announced Patrick Lambie as the Sharks Super Rugby captain for 2016, with another home grown hero, loose forward Marcell Coetzee, named as vice captain.

According to a Sharks press release, Gold selected Lambie because “[his] records and performances over the years speak volumes about the calibre of player he is. He is a natural born leader, who has shown on numerous occasions that he possesses all of the qualities needed to be a great captain, especially captaining a team he has supported all his life.

“Both Pat and I are aligned with our vision to take the Cell C Sharks forward and I respect and admire his commitment to Sharks rugby, he has my full support and backing.”

“Pat has earned the respect of his fellow players and management alike and he’s a tough competitor that leads by example. I have no doubt that his presence and commitment shown on the field will inspire and motivate the players around him.”

Commenting on Coetzee’s selection as understudy, Gold added “Marcell’s tenacity and fighting spirit will compliment Pat’s captaincy approach and he will fit into the captaincy role with ease when called upon, in the absence of Pat.”

A huge round of congratulations to both players, Natal boys both born and bred, from different walks of life whose respective paths to Sharks and Springbok glory have been rather different. Both epitomising the standard of play and behaviour on which we expect the “new Sharks” to be built, I cannot think of two more fitting appointments.


  • Great, great choices!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.12.15 13:14:39 by Seth101 Reply
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  • could not be more stoked about this.

    Pat was always going to be the captain. I think Marcell is a truly inspired choice as deputy.

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.12.15 13:15:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • Two Natal born captains, The Hound is going to be delighted 😉 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.12.15 13:16:45 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Very sensible and logical decision this. Must be incorrect though as Sharks management dont make good decisions 😉 Im waiting for the corrected press release where Etienne Oosthuizen is named as captain with Wandile Mjekevu as Vice…

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.12.15 13:24:03 by SheldonK Reply

  • Superb choices. Congrats to both.

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.12.15 13:26:08 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Excellent!

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.12.15 13:31:02 by Ben Reply
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  • Brilliant!! My day is made! Great decisions and SUPER happy for both. 2016 is our year.. I can just feel it in my gut. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.12.15 13:31:36 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : LOL, don’t come and jinx this now! 😆

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.12.15 13:32:43 by Another Nick Reply

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  • I approve 😛

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.12.15 13:33:18 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Do we have any confirmation on when the players in Japan will join up with the Sharks? Marcell is still in Japan.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.12.15 13:38:33 by Ben Reply
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  • @Another Nick (Comment 8) : hahahaha

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.12.15 13:45:13 by SheldonK Reply

  • Fantastic news, so glad we have chosen our leaders from the guys who always look like they are putting their heart and soul into every game.

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.12.15 13:46:57 by Hulk Reply

  • Both are great choices

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.12.15 13:50:08 by jonnow Reply

  • Awe-freakin’-some!

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.12.15 14:03:16 by Culling Song Reply
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  • Best news this year!

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.12.15 14:06:36 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • Go Pat!

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.12.15 14:14:28 by KingRiaan Reply

  • Hear hear!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.12.15 14:16:01 by Sharkfinn Reply

  • Great news!!!!!!!! Congrats to both!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.12.15 14:25:35 by JD Reply
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  • Brilliant news!

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.12.15 14:51:47 by Bump Reply

  • Some just reward for the loyalty of these guys – especially Lambie, a guy clearly not planning on going anywhere.

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.12.15 15:17:15 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Very happy with this. Great also to have two young, yet already very experienced players as captains.

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.12.15 16:01:50 by Letgo Reply
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  • Great stuff Pat. And Marcell too. 2 inspirational players, well deserved !!

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.12.15 18:35:34 by coolfusion Reply

  • Must say Gold and Co have been making many good moves of late.

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.12.15 18:36:26 by coolfusion Reply

  • Hey look…everyone’s happy about something! After a really tough day…this news – and beer – have made it better! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 09.12.15 19:53:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Congrats to Pat and Marcell!

  • Comment 25, posted at 09.12.15 20:55:47 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Been saying for sometime that Pat should be captain, also stoked for Marcel, Sharks moving in the right direction.

  • Comment 26, posted at 09.12.15 22:18:38 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Comment 27, posted at 09.12.15 22:27:40 by Den Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 23) : I think the good choices started when Robert Du Preez arrived.

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.12.15 07:41:00 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Just a quick question. Is Mtembu still injured? If not, how will this affect the youngster who was Currie Cup captain just last season?

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.12.15 07:41:50 by Gold_Must_Go Reply

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  • @Gold_Must_Go (Comment 29) : He is semi fit from what i understand. He has been injured for a very long time…he could never be a captain option until he has gotten himself fit and in the team again. He has picked up a lot of niggling injuries in recent years so his full focus must be on getting fit and playing.

  • Comment 30, posted at 10.12.15 08:24:56 by SheldonK Reply

  • @pastorshark (Comment 24) : hahaha…and beer 🙂

  • Comment 31, posted at 10.12.15 08:25:17 by SheldonK Reply

  • This is also a good way of keeping these two awesome players at the Sharks.

  • Comment 32, posted at 10.12.15 08:50:08 by KingRiaan Reply

  • @pastorshark (Comment 24) : and the slap and tickle cricket wasnt bad either – nailbiter, and then Bayern topped it off with another pretty good performance.

  • Comment 33, posted at 10.12.15 10:35:09 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Congrats to Pat and Marcell, may you tenureships be long, successful, happy and injury free.

  • Comment 34, posted at 10.12.15 10:37:43 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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