Sharks sack Everitt

The Sharks have confirmed that Sean Everitt has stepped down from his place as head coach within the wake of the humiliating loss to Cardiff on Sunday.

The transfer was confirmed by the Sharks on Monday night, round 24 hours after the Sharks had been overwhelmed 35-0 by the Welsh outfit on a wet night at Kings Park.

Neil Powell, who solely just lately took up his function because the Sharks director of rugby, will take over the group within the Vodacom United Rugby Championship and Champions Cup for the remainder of the season.

The remainder of the URC teaching workers stays unchanged.

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“We thank Sean for his invaluable contribution to the Sharks over the previous few years, particularly navigating by way of a difficult COVID-19 interval,” Sharks CEO Ed Coetzee mentioned.

“He’ll all the time stay part of The Sharks household. I wish to take this chance to want him and his household the easiest transferring ahead.

“This choice has been made in one of the best pursuits of the group transferring ahead. Our Director of Rugby, Neil Powell, will oversee the rest of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship marketing campaign in addition to our first foray within the Champions Cup, which kicks off on the tenth of December.

“Neil can be ably supported by the remainder of our present senior teaching construction, which stays unchanged.”

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Everitt’s historical past on the Sharks dates to 2008, when he was appointed as an assistant in a Currie Cup profitable yr, and he has efficiently come by way of the ranks being concerned in 5 Currie Cup finals.

He notably coached the unbeaten Sharks Underneath 19s to the SA Rugby Underneath 19 Championship title in 2018, and thereafter he assumed the function as head coach of the 2020 Tremendous Rugby marketing campaign, the place they had been high of the log when Covid introduced an abrupt finish to the marketing campaign.

He has served the union faithfully as a junior after which senior coach and navigated the group to 2 Currie Cup finals and thru the primary Vodacom United Rugby Championship season in 2021/22, which noticed the Sharks ending fifth on the sign off of 16 groups and qualifying for the Champions Cup.

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“This can be a unhappy improvement for me and typically the outcomes don’t all the time match the tireless effort that has been put in,” mentioned Everitt

“I’ve been part of this union for shut on 15 years and I’ve all the time had one of the best pursuits of this group at coronary heart. I go away with no regrets.

“I wish to thank the Sharks for the nice reminiscences and the great alternatives that has been given to me on the helm of this improbable group. I want the Sharks each success, because the season progresses.”

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