DURBAN – Currie Cup coach Sean Everitt on Monday announced that Tera Mtembu and Jeremy Ward will co-captain the Sharks in the 2019 Currie Cup campaign.
Everitt said the two players have a strong work ethic and together they will work in unison to rally a group of talented players in a shortened competition.
Tera is no stranger to the captaincy role having captained the Sharks in the Super Rugby and Currie Cup previously. He is a respected team man and will provide the necessary mentorship and support to Jeremy, who himself has always displayed strong leadership qualities having captained the SA Under-20 team at the World Championship in 2016.
Super Rugby captain Louis Schreuder has a broken toe and will miss the first few matches of the competition. As a result, he could not be considered.
“The decision to go with co-captains will ensure continuity on the field of play at all times," said Everitt.