super
 

Bash and Reece 'take over'

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:20
Large bashford plumtree   reece e Large keegan daniel media Large hugh reece edwards   john p

The Sharks confirmed that Grant Bashford and Hugh-Reece Edwards will take charge of the team for the remainder of the Super Rugby season.

The Sharks confirmed that Grant Bashford and Hugh-Reece Edwards will take charge of the team for the remainder of the Super Rugby season.

This follows the dramatic and sudden departure of head coach John Plumtree on Tuesday.

Plumtree's exit followed a meeting with new Sharks CEO John Smit.

The initial media release by the Sharks did not reveal who would take charge of the team for the remainder of the season.

However, that was all cleared up on Wednesday.

"With the exception of John Plumtree, the Sharks coaching structure will remain unchanged for the remainder of the Super Rugby tournament," a statement from the board of the Sharks (Pty) Ltd said.

"Assistant coaches Grant Bashford and Hugh-Reece Edwards will assume the main coaching responsibilities for our remaining three games."

The Sharks host the Blues at Kings Park on Saturday.

Plumtree's departure has left as many questions as answers.

Some media reports suggested that Plumtree's legal team would insist that he be paid out for the two-year contract extension he had reportedly been promised by outgoing CEO Brian van Zyl.

This followed the recent announcement by Van Zyl's successor, Smit, that the New Zealand-born coach's contract would not be renewed.

The Sharks confirmed that discussions were held between representatives of Plumtree and the union on Tuesday and that it was mutually and amicably agreed to part ways with immediate effect.

However, the terms of the agreement concluded were said to be confidential.

While unconfirmed reports have surfaced that Brad MacLeod-Henderson would be named head coach for the upcoming Currie Cup campaign and he was indeed seen at training sessions this week, it is now clear Bashford and Reece-Edwards will be in charge for the next few weeks.

The squad trained under assistant coaches Hugh Reece-Edwards and Grant Bashford and the duo seem set to share the duties for Saturday's home clash with the Blues.

Sharks captain Keegan Daniel also said he and his teammates remain fully focused on Saturday's encounter and their on-field preparation.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 04 September 2015
Blue Bulls v Free State Cheetahs 17h10 Loftus Versfeld
Connacht v Dragons 18h30 Sportsground
Ulster v Ospreys 18h35 Kingspan Stadium
Edinburgh v Leinster 18h35 Edinburgh
Sat, 05 September 2015
Sharks v Pumas 13h00 Kings Park, Durban
England v Ireland 13h30 London
Western Province v Griquas 15h05 Newlands
Wales v Italy 16h00 Cardiff
Glasgow Warriors v Scarlets 16h15 Scotstoun
Golden Lions v EP Kings 17h10 Ellis Park
Munster v Treviso 18h45 Musgrave Park
France v Scotland 19h00 Paris
Sun, 06 September 2015
United States v Australia 23h30 Chicago
Cardiff Blues v Zebre 13h30 Cardiff
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Hurricanes 16 14 0 2 66
Waratahs 16 11 0 5 52
Stormers 16 10 1 5 45
Highlanders 16 11 0 5 53
Chiefs 16 10 0 6 48
Brumbies 16 9 0 7 47
Crusaders 16 9 0 7 46
Lions 16 9 1 6 42
Bulls 16 7 0 9 38
Rebels 16 7 0 9 36
Sharks 16 7 0 9 34
Cheetahs 16 5 0 11 26
Reds 16 4 0 12 22
Blues 16 3 0 13 20
Force 16 3 0 13 19