Gold happy with Sharks performance
Cell C Sharks Director of Rugby, Gary Gold, is happy that his team managed to beat the Emirates Golden Lions with a bonus-point victory at Kings Park on Saturday evening.
The Sharks lost their opening Super Rugby match against the Toyota Free State Cheetahs on Valentine’s Day, but made a strong comeback against the Lions after winning the game 29-12 in rainy conditions.
"I think relief is the word," Gold said after the game.
"It's certainly not a big celebration. It's such early days now, you can throw all these clichés around and say you move on from the loss like last week.
"But you don't really move on from a loss like that. It was disappointing and really it was our fault.
"We didn't perform well enough, so it was weighing heavily on our minds.
"That's the psychological challenge you have as a coach, it's hopefully to give the players confidence that they're good enough and they can come back from something like that.
Gold said that he was surprised that the team scored four tries in the heavy rain.
“I'm very grateful it did end up that way. I thought we managed the game well to be able to keep the momentum that got us to those opportunities that led to the tries,” he said.
"I was happy with the urgency and the general play all around. So I'm very proud of the performance."
The Sharks will next be facing the Vodacom Blue Bulls for their third Super Rugby match at Loftus in Pretoria this coming Saturday.
IMAGE supplied by www.blog-rct.com
Burnley Football Club has secured the signing of Norwegian midfielder, Fredrik Ulvestad, on a three year contract, following the 22-year-old’s impressive skills during training at Turf Moor.
Orlando Pirates midfielder, Sifiso Myeni, has said that his team should not underestimate Chippa United, when they clash in their Premier Soccer League (PSL) match at the Orlando Stadium this evening.
Toyota Free State Cheetah coach, Naka Drotske, has announced his team who will be taking on the Cell C Sharks for their Super Rugby match in Bloemfontein on Saturday afternoon.
DHL Western Province Stormers coach, Allister Coetzee, is worried about the availability of lock, Eben Etzebeth for this week’s Super Rugby match.
Cell C Sharks Director of Rugby, Gary Gold, has defended centre Frans Steyn’s aggressive tactics used in the Super Rugby match against the DHL Western Province Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.
Platinum Stars coach, Allan Freese, has praised his team for their hard fought 1-0 victory against Moroka Swallows, in their ABSA Premiership Soccer League (PSL) match at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday.
Emirates Golden Lions coach, Johan Ackermann, has announced his team that will be facing the Blues for their 2015 Super Rugby match at the North Harbour Stadium in Auckland on Saturday.
Toyota Free State Cheetahs fullback, Willie le Roux, has said that there currently is good energy within his team, who are preparing for their fourth 2015 Super Rugby match against the Vodacom Blue Bulls at the Free State Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Emirates Golden Lions Rugby Union has let former Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Madibaz coach, Brent Janse van Rensburg, out of his current contract in order for him to join the Eastern Province Kings as their defence coach.
- Three nabbed just 25 minutes after allegedly robbing Port Elizabeth shop
- 20-year-old Port Elizabeth man busted with illegal firearm
- Panayiotou murder trial – Kanna Swanepoel finally appears on the stand
- Proposed Ebuhlanti entrance fee will kill our businesses: Hawkers
- Water levels in Nelson Mandela Bay and Kouga dams continue to drop