DURBAN – Grim-faced one week, all smiles the next. That is how it was on Saturday night for Sharks coach Sean Everitt who in the space of seven days at Jonsson Kings Park had seen his players transform from deadbeats against Griquas to victors over a very strong Western Province side.
“Congratulations to the team,” the beaming coach said. “This time last week I was sitting in the same chair saying we needed a big bounce-back against WP, and we got that. All credit to the players for their perseverance after that horrible loss.”
Anyone who saw the Sharks train last week will testify that the players did everything in their power to turn matters around. And they did.
“I could not have asked for a bigger effort at training,” Everitt agreed. “We worked really hard on our set piece in training - Nick Easter and Etienne Fynn did a great job. Nick looked after the line-outs and the maul defence and Etienne the scrumming. We knew what was coming after what Province had done to the Bulls the week before.”