Sharks rolling up their sleeves

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:20
Large anthony and white.jpg630

New Sharks forwards coach Paul Anthony believes that the Jake White era at Kings Park will be characterised by good old fashioned hard work.

New Sharks forwards coach Paul Anthony believes that the Jake White era at Kings Park will be characterised by good old fashioned hard work.

Anthony coached former Springbok captain John Smit at Pretoria Boys High before going on to work with junior teams at the Bulls, and has recently reunited with Smit who took over as CEO of the Sharks earlier this year.

He told the Sharks website that he is excited about working with World Cup-winning Springbok coach White who has got some very clear ideas on how he would like the team to be run.

"What Jake has brought in might be new to me, but I really believe it is the way to go. I've always believed it was the way to go and to see it coming into play here, I'm 100% happy with that.

"What I've seen is fantastic," he said of his early impressions. "The facilities are way better than I had anticipated, outstanding. What has also impressed me hugely is the players' attitudes. They are willing and work hard.

"My impression of the Sharks before coming here was that they were easy-come-easy-go, but I have found the players to be responsive, training is going great," said Anthony.

White's success with the Springboks and Brumbies was built on discipline and physical dominance, which will also be a major focus for the Sharks going forward.

Anthony explained that both he and White value a strong work ethic, so there is absolutely no holding back in training.

"I'm a big believer in intensity in training and although I work only with the forwards, my sessions are very intense. I believe that the fitter and stronger you are, the more you will be in the game. I believe in hard work, as Jake says 'knowing where you are going' is vital, and of course attitude and camaraderie is important.

"Once those are put in place and balanced with the technical know-how and the knowledge of where you are going, I think success will follow," he said.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 27 May 2016
Hurricanes v Highlanders 07h35 Wellington
Waratahs v Chiefs 09h40 Sydney
Boland v Eagles 13h00 Wellington
Free State Cheetahs v Pumas 13h00 Bloemfontein
Kings v Jaguares 17h00 Ascoli Piceno
Border v Falcons 17h00 East London
Sat, 28 May 2016
Blues v Crusaders 07h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Sunwolves 09h40 Canberra
Western Province v Griquas 10h15 Newlands
Blue Bulls v Leopards 12h15 Loftus Versfeld
Stormers v Cheetahs 13h00 DHL Newlands
Namibia v Griffons 13h00 Windhoek
Golden Lions v EP Kings 13h00 Johannesburg
Saracens v Exeter Chiefs 14h00 London
Bulls v Lions 15h05 Loftus Versfeld
Leinster v Connacht 16h30 Edinburgh
Sun, 29 May 2016
Rebels v Force 06h05 Melbourne
England v Wales 14h00 London
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 11 6 0 5 30
Brumbies 11 7 0 4 29
Rebels 10 5 0 5 23
Reds 13 3 1 9 16
Force 11 2 0 9 11
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Chiefs 11 9 0 2 42
Crusaders 11 9 0 2 41
Highlanders 11 8 0 3 37
Hurricanes 11 7 0 4 36
Blues 11 6 1 4 29
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Bulls 11 7 1 3 32
Stormers 11 6 1 4 32
Cheetahs 11 3 0 8 16
Sunwolves 11 1 1 9 9
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 11 8 0 3 37
Sharks 12 7 1 4 35
Jaguares 11 2 0 9 13
Kings 11 1 0 10 4