Sharks coach clarifies Brendan Venter’s function with the group

Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has shed additional gentle on former Springbok assistant coach Brendan Venter’s function inside the group. reported on Wednesday that Venter might be returning to the Sharks, the place he served as director of rugby in 2013, and led the Durban-based facet to a memorable Currie Cup triumph within the ultimate in opposition to Western Province at Newlands.

Throughout a web-based media convention on Thursday, Everitt confirmed that Venter had linked up with the group, however added that he can be utilised as a advisor.

‘Brendan is extra of a advisor than a technical advisor,’ Everitt mentioned.

‘I feel it’s good for us as coaches to have somebody to bounce concepts off from the surface. He appears to be like on the sport from an exterior viewpoint out of the group with no feelings.

‘He’s just about a soundboard for me. He has actually good recommendation to supply however, on the identical time, we’ll lean on him with sure questions.

‘It’s actually nice to convey him on board. He is aware of the Sharks set-up very well after being right here in 2013. He’s common among the many gamers, so it’s good to have him right here to bounce concepts off.’

Venter has had teaching stints at London Irish, Saracens and Italy, and in addition served in a technical advisory capability at a bunch of South African groups.

Though he was an especially common presence at Kings Park, the previous Springbok was unable to proceed in a training function as a result of his duties at his medical apply within the Western Cape.

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