Gold leaves Sharks

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:51
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NEWS: Gary Gold has left his post as Sharks Director of Rugby with Robert du Preez being named the new head coach of the Sharks for Super Rugby.

In a statement on the team's website, Gold requested the opportunity to pursue another avenue in his rugby career after two years at the helm of the Sharks

"We respect Gary's decision to move closer to home to pursue this opportunity and we thank him for his positive contribution and efforts during a period of transition with the Sharks," said Sharks Chief Executive Officer Gary Teichmann.

"During this time there have been some Sharks stalwarts who moved on while a young and exciting squad has been assembled, opening up a new phase in our history.

“In his role as Director of Rugby, there were many systems implemented that will aid our growth in the coming years. I would like to take this opportunity to wish him and his family the very best moving forward.”

Gold added: "I have had an unbelievably enjoyable two years in Durban, with many highs and a few lows. There is an exciting group of youngsters that are currently in the system, who have great futures ahead of them.

"I look forward to the next challenge in my career and I would like to thank everyone at the Sharks for the great memories and the wonderful opportunity I was given to be at the helm of a fantastic team, the Sharks."

Teichmann said he was confident in Du Preez's abilities to take the team forward at Super Rugby level.

"Robert is a true son of KZN and is a passionate Sharks man. Having played here, he understands the culture we want to create and our vision moving forward," added Teichmann.

"We extend our best wishes to Robert and his coaching team as they commence their pre-season training programme on Monday, ahead of the start of next year's tournament."

 

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