DURBAN – There is no chance of the Sharks going into their shells in Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein, promises coach Sean Everitt.
The sudden death nature of the game will not frighten a Sharks team that has been under the threat of not making the semi-finals for some time now.
“We have had a ‘knockout’ mentality for three weeks in that we had to win three out of three to qualify for the semi-finals, so we have been living with pressure and the guys have reacted positively,” the coach said.
Everitt’s charges have been a pleasure to watch in their victories over the Cheetahs, Golden Lions and Blue Bulls. They have combined a do-or-die attitude with a cavalier approach, which has seen them score some spectacular tries.
“We will prepare as we have for the last month, focussing on performance. It has worked for us in that doing our best to play well, and achieving that, has meant that the results have taken care of themselves,” Everitt said.