Cape Town – The Sharks are eager to get their Currie Cup
season track following a disappointing home loss to the Golden Lions at Kings
Park last weekend.
The Durbanites suffered their second loss in three starts
when they went down 31-16 to the men from Johannesburg.
They opened their campaign with a 33-24 reverse to the Pumas
in Nelspruit, before beating the EP Kings 33-25 in Durban the following week.
Assistant coach Sean Everitt has taken the positives from
last weekend’s home defeat to the Lions.
“Although the scoreboard doesn’t really reflect the
positives, there certainly was a lot of improvement on the week before,”
Everitt told the Sharks’ official website.
“There was a lot of energy for this game, our defence took a
big step up, we were in the game with 14 minutes to go and unfortunately the
three errors at the end cost us dearly.
“So while we’re not happy with the result, there were big
improvements. There’s a lot to work with at this stage.”
Everitt is hoping for improvement as they prepare to face
the Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday (17:05 kick-off).
“We need to cut out
the unforced errors, we seem to lack composure when we’re under pressure and
our scrum battled which didn’t allow our attack to function the way we wanted
it to, so we need to sort out our set-piece.
“The good news is that the guys want to improve, they want
to do well for their province and the