Sun 15 Nov 2020 | 02:17

Sharks coach proud of Curwin's 'BMT'

Sharks coach proud of Curwin's 'BMT'
Sun 15 Nov 2020 | 02:17
Sharks coach proud of Curwin's 'BMT'
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REACTION: Sharks head coach Sean Everitt praised his team’s character after their narrow win over Griquas in Kimberley on Friday.

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The team from Durban fought back from being 17-30 down with less than 20 minutes left to win the match 34-33 after a last-gasp penalty from Curwin Bosch.

The victory kept the Sharks’ hopes of winning the Super Rugby Unlocked title alive with one more round to play.

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“We are very happy with the win. It is not something that you get easily in Kimberley and tonight [Friday] was an example of that,” Everitt said after the game.

“The positives are that our guys showed great character in the fightback. I thought the guys did well to stick to their processes and the plan, and eventually, they clawed their way back into the game.

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“I think there is a lot of calmness within this group; they are certainly a team with character.”

On Bosch’s late penalty to win the game, Everitt said: “I’m obviously very proud of Curwin with his BMT [big match temperament] and the way he is kicking at the moment – he kicked a penalty to win a game.”

Everitt also had some encouraging words for his opponents.

“We mustn’t forget that Griquas are a desperate team. They ran the Bulls close in the game at Loftus and probably could’ve won that game,” Everitt added.

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“I thought they were outstanding. The commitment and character they showed defensively, they can be proud of themselves.

“[Griquas coach] Scott [Mathie] has done a good job with them. Sometimes we feel for the opposition, but we will take the win and I’ll give credit to my team for the way that they fought back.”

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