The good and the bad for the Sharks

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:08
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NEWS: It was a weekend of mixed news for the Sharks as they received some positive news about Springbok Patrick Lambie and a shock resignation.

The good news - not only for the Sharks but also for the Springboks - is that Lambie has been declared concussion free by Sharks doctor Alan Kourie.  

Lambie has not played since the sickening clash with Ireland's South African-born flank Christiaan Stander in the first Test on June 11.

Despite having been ruled 'concussion free' the young man still has to undergo some concussion protocol, which is aimed to reduce the post-concussion syndrome before he returns to the playing field.

In the meantime, there was another boardroom shake-up, with Graham Mackenzie having announced his resignation as President of the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union. 

Mackenzie who has held the post as President for the last five years publicised his resignation at a KZNRU Council meeting held on Friday.

"I’ve served the KZNRU for nine years in various capacities, including President, for the past five years.  I have reached a personal juncture in my life, where I now need to give focus to my personal and business life.  The latter requires that I will have to be abroad for prolonged periods.  I believe that in fairness to all concerned, with both the club and amateur season now over, that it is best that I create the opportunity now for the KZNRU to appoint a successor prior to the EGM at the end of the year.

"In addition, the new President will have the opportunity to work with both the new CEO of The Sharks Gary Teichmann and the appointment of the new General Manager of the KZNRU to replace the retiring Pete Smith,"

Taking over the reins by Mackenzie is Francois Louis

"I am proud of what has been achieved to date and wish my successor, Francois Louis, every success in extending the progress achieved to date.  I am honoured to hand over the reins.  We have balanced the KZNRU budget in these past five years, including rolling out our transformation and development programme and the paying of club grants," he added.

Commenting on Mackenzie exit, Sharks Chairman Stephen Saad stated: "We will miss Graham [Mackenzie].  He has worked tirelessly to raise funds and grow the game at grassroots level. His work in the transformation and development arena was recognised by our Provincial Government, resulting in a five-year sponsorship of youth development rugby,"

source: sharksrugby.co.za

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