Against Griquas on Friday night, there was a classic case of Sharks players waiting for the fellow next to them to ignite proceedings instead of taking on the responsibility themselves.
It amounted to an almighty flop, an embarrassment, and a display of disrespect to the coaching staff and Sharks supporters as a whole. New Sharks coach Sean Everitt deserved better from his players and they really ought to do some serious introspection before they pitch up for training tomorrow.
After the heavy loss, a crestfallen Everitt was asked what had gone wrong. “What went wrong? Everything, actually,” the coach said with honesty. “Looking at the effort from the players ... there were some that put their hands up and others that need to look at themselves.”
That was an understatement from a coach that was let down by his players. There was so much Super Rugby experience in that Sharks team yet SuperSport Challenge champions Griquas gave a master class in team work.