News24.com | Sharks coach Everitt: ‘The gamers are gutted and I am gutted for them’

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Sikhumbuzo Notshe during the Currie Cup final (Gallo) Sikhumbuzo Notshe throughout the Currie Cup last (Gallo)

Sharks coach Sean Everitt says that he and his gamers are devastated following Saturday’s Currie Cup last defeat to the Bulls at Loftus. 

It took extra-time for the Bulls to win the match 26-19 after the sides were locked at 19-19 after 80 minutes, however for a big chunk of the competition the guests had held the higher hand and regarded set to land the trophy in what has been essentially the most distinctive of home rugby seasons. 

Talking after his facet’s defeat, Everitt acknowledged that it was a troublesome one to take. 

“We’re very dissatisfied,” he mentioned.

“The gamers are gutted and I am gutted for them.

“They fought exhausting for 100 minutes.”

When Tremendous Rugby 2020 was scrapped in March final 12 months because of the worldwide coronavirus disaster, the Sharks have been high of the log after seven rounds of fixtures. 

Trying again on every thing that had occurred since then, Everitt was happy with what his facet had achieved below the captaincy of Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am.

“I mentioned to the gamers within the week you could’t base your success for a season on one sport,” he mentioned.

“You’ll be able to by no means do this, as a result of there’s a lot that is occurred since starting of 2020 to the tip of January 2021. There’s been a hell of lots that is occurred.

“There are gamers who’ve been given a chance, there are gamers who’ve are available and performed exceptionally effectively, the gamers have grown as a squad, the management group has grown, gamers have matured and the tradition in our squad has grown exceptionally. There may be numerous success that is occurred.”

On the entire, Everitt mentioned the Sharks may very well be glad with their efforts in 2020 and 2021. 

“Everybody wrote us off after we performed within the semi-final after which we bought to the ultimate and we pushed the Bulls to the a hundredth minutes,” he mentioned.

“I am actually happy with the blokes.

“Was the season a hit? Sure, it undoubtedly was.”