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Sharks Aiming For More Triumph

  • April 14, 2024
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Sharks Aiming For More Triumph

Sharks coach John Plumtree is ecstatic after the Durban franchise edged Edinburgh 36-30 in a thrilling rematch at Kings Park on Saturday. This victory secures their place in the Challenge Cup semifinals for the first time in the team’s history.

The Sharks have found their winning form, clinching four consecutive games across all competitions, all played at their home stadium, Kings Park. While this resurgence comes later in the season than ideal, Plumtree believes reaching the Challenge Cup semifinals is a significant achievement for everyone involved with the Sharks.

“I’m delighted for the fans and all our stakeholders,” Plumtree expressed. “We have a passionate global fanbase that hasn’t had much to celebrate recently, but this is something they can get behind.”

A key factor in the Sharks’ turnaround is the return of their powerful front row consisting of Ox Nche, Bongi Mbonambi, and Vincent Koch. Plumtree emphasized how their presence has transformed the team’s attack.

“This game is about creating and absorbing pressure,” explained Plumtree. “For most of the season, we were forced to absorb pressure constantly. Now, with this front row back, we can create more pressure and ask questions of the opposition.”

The Sharks will look to continue their winning ways outside the Shark Tank when they face the Glasgow Warriors in a United Rugby Championship clash in Scotland next Saturday.

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