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    Shock as Gary Gold quits Sharks

    2016-10-27 10:00

    Durban - Following two years at the helm of the Sharks, Gary Gold has requested the opportunity to pursue another avenue in his rugby career, according to the Sharks website.

    Gary Teichmann, the Sharks CEO, stated: “We respect Gary’s decision to move closer to home to pursue this opportunity and we thank him for his positive contribution and efforts during a period of transition with the Sharks. During this time there have been some Sharks stalwarts who moved on while a young and exciting squad has been assembled, opening up a new phase in our history.”

    “In his role as director of rugby, there were many systems implemented that will aid our growth in the coming years. I would like to take this opportunity to wish him and his family the very best moving forward.”

    Gold said: “I have had an unbelievably enjoyable two years in Durban, with many highs and a few lows. There is an exciting group of youngsters that are currently in the system, who have great futures ahead of them.

    “I look forward to the next challenge in my career and I would like to thank everyone at the Sharks for the great memories and the wonderful opportunity I was given to be at the helm of a fantastic team, the Sharks.”

    Teichmann also announced that former Natal and Springbok scrumhalf and current Sharks Currie Cup head coach, Robert du Preez, will take charge of the Sharks 2017 Super Rugby campaign.

    “Robert is a true son of KZN and is a passionate Sharks man. Having played here, he understands the culture we want to create and our vision moving forward”, added Teichmann.

    “We extend our best wishes to Robert and his coaching team as they commence their pre-season training programme on Monday, ahead of the start of next year’s tournament.”

    The Sharks will open their 2017 Super Rugby campaign against the Reds in Brisbane on Friday, February 24.

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