Sharks: Take a bow Venter
Brendan Venter (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Sharks captain Keegan Daniel has praised the influence of Brendan Venter after the Sharks beat Western Province 33-19 in the Currie Cup final at Newlands on Saturday.As it happened: WP v Sharks
The Sharks tactically outfoxed WP with clever tactical kicking and a rush defence, ploys Venter clearly needs to be given credit for.
Venter, who was appointed Director of Rugby shortly before the Currie Cup, will now leave the union to make way for Jake White.
However, Daniel believes Venter has left a lasting legacy on the team.
"We went and sat down 13 weeks ago and listed our expectations for the competition. We were already then keen to go all the way," Daniel told Die Burger's website
"Brendan's experienced helped us a lot. Our whole campaign was honest and transparent. We knew where stood with each other. That's important in a group system.
"We didn't want to play towards WP's strengths. We turned them around with kicks and the ball carriers were superb. It's simple, but you still have to execute it well.
"We turned over the ball at the right places and that makes it very tough to play from there," continued Daniel.