Dual role for Brendan Venter

    2013-06-13 11:38
    Cape Town - Newly appointed Sharks Director of Coaching, Brendan Venter, will continue in his role of Technical Director at English club, Saracens.

    This was announced by Saracens on their website on Wednesday.

    "Brendan Venter remains 100% committed to his responsibilities as Technical Director at Saracens.

    "The former Springbok has agreed to assist the Sharks in Durban, but his ongoing role at Saracens is unaffected.

    "Communicating with the coaches on a regular basis and travelling to north London at least once per month, Venter will continue to play an important role within the running of the club," read the statement.

    The Sharks, who announced Venter's appointment on Monday, are confident that the former World Cup winner will be able to handle both positions.

    "Yes, Brendan Venter, the new Director of Rugby at the Sharks, will have a role at Saracens," a spokesperson for the Sharks told the Rugby365 website.

    "However, that (Saracens role) won't be a time-consuming position and he (Venter) remains fully committed to his role with the Sharks."

    Venter will therefore have a limited role to play in the on-field coaching side of things, with a head coach set to be appointed down the line.

    Current Sharks coach John Plumtree, whose contract at the Sharks expires at the end of this year, will lead the team until the end of this year's Super Rugby competition.

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