Mon 25 Jan 2021 | 10:17

Sharks CEO adds his voice to Currie Cup quality debate

Sharks CEO adds his voice to Currie Cup quality debate
Mon 25 Jan 2021 | 10:17
Sharks CEO adds his voice to Currie Cup quality debate
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SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: The Sharks Chief Executive Officer Eduard Coetzee has opened up about the challenges his team faced during the Currie Cup season.

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The CEO took to Twitter to address the criticism levelled at the Currie Cup teams amid Covid-19 Coronavirus.

Many Currie Cup fans along with former Springbok coach Nick Mallet and former Lions coach Swys de Bruin have criticized the quality of rugby displayed during the Super Rugby Unlocked and Currie Cup.

Speaking on SuperSport’s show Final Whistle at the conclusion of the Currie Cup round-robin, Mallett wasn’t impressed with the standard of rugby particularly after seeing the New Zealand teams play in Super Rugby Aotearoa in 2020.

“It’s difficult not to be a little bit negative on the performances of our teams quite frankly,” Mallett said.

While De Bruin lamented the predictability of the current approach at set-piece, which is to use resets to ultimately draw a penalty.

“It’s almost like a storybook now. I can see there’s a scrum that will reset and reset again, then the advantage will come, then the next chapter is the penalty,” he said.

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Following the Sharks’ 19-9 semifinal win over Westen Province, Sharks CEO released a list of tweets ‘aiming to add some context’ to the debate.

Coetzee admitted that ‘most of the games were sub-standard’ however the CEO is  hopeful ‘the quality will return’

The Sharks travel to Loftus Versfeld to face the Bulls in the Currie Cup finals scheduled on January 30.

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Sharks CEO adds his voice to Currie Cup quality debate | Rugby365