DURBAN – The Sharks’ defence of their Currie Cup title is creaking following their loss at the weekend to the Pumas, and they are going to have to pull serious finger against the Free State Cheetahs at Jonsson Kings Park on Saturday if they hope to secure a home semi-final.
The Sharks have lost two of their three games, to the two Rugby Challenge finalists in Griquas and the Pumas, and the mountain they must now climb is ever higher given that after the visit of the Cheetahs, the Sharks’ remaining fixtures are away to the Golden Lions and Blue Bulls.
Sharks assistant coach David Williams said yesterday that the silver lining to the cloud hovering over Jonsson Kings Park is the fact that the loss to the Pumas in Nelspruit was not down to a lack of effort.
The words “effort and growth” are the catchwords for the Sharks’ 2019 Currie Cup campaign.
“There was no problem with the effort against the Pumas,” Williams said.