The Sharks confirmed yesterday that Currie Cup Head Coach, Sean Everitt will head up the Cell C Sharks coaching team for the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament. He will be ably assisted by backline/attack coach David Williams and the new addition of the highly regarded Brent Janse van Rensburg, as forwards coach.
The Sharks incumbent CEO, Eduard Coetzee said: “Continuity in player personnel is key to any team’s success, but so too amongst the coaching staff and Sean has played an important role in not only taking the team to the semi-finals of the Currie Cup, but has blooded a number of youngsters and worked hard on creating a brotherhood that grew as the tournament progressed.
“It was important for us to assemble a coaching group who share not only in our vision for the team, but also in the strong Sharks culture we are driving, one of accountability and commitment. We are confident we have that with this group of people driven coaches.”
“It’s an honour for me to be entrusted with the responsibility of being Head Coach of the Cell C Sharks Super Rugby team,” stated Everitt. “I’m very pleased with the growth of the team. We had several goals before the Currie Cup and I think we’ve achieved a lot of them. We wanted to grow the environment, grow the squad, grow the individuals and we wanted to give the youngsters an opportunity to develop for Super Rugby and I think we’ve achieved all that.
“The hard work continues for the new season and we as a coaching group, all of whom I am very excited to work with, will do everything we can to ensure that our players are best prepared for the start of the tournament, not only from a coaching point of view but also in terms of their mindset and the environment created for them to thrive.”
Brent Janse van Rensburg is a great acquisition for the Cell C Sharks. He achieved hugely impressive results with the Griquas team, who won the Supersport Rugby Challenge and very nearly finished the pool stages of the Currie Cup top of the log. With him at the helm they went through the 2019 season having won 14 of their 18 matches played.
Incoming forwards coach, Brent Janse van Rensburg added: “It’s a huge honour and privilege to be involved in Sharks rugby and I am thankful for the opportunity given to me and the belief in my abilities. I am excited to work with Sean as Head Coach. He is a great man and deserves this opportunity.
“There are good people at The Sharks who share the same vision of developing not just good rugby players, but good people. I’m excited to work with everyone and the road ahead.”