Wentzel: It’s hard for Sharks to see any positives

Sharks Super Rugby captain Marco Wentzel has admitted that there were very few positives that they could take out of their 48-15 loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin.

The heavy loss is a blow for the Sharks who had hoped to kick off their tour of New Zealand and Australia on a positive note and instead it exposed how far they have slipped compared to last year under Jake White.

The loss extended the Sharks losing streak to four matches as they have not won since they beat the Force in Round 7.

Super Rugby gets no easier for the Sharks as they face tournament leaders the Hurricanes next weekend in Hamilton and then face the defending champion Waratahs in Sydney.

The Reds finish their Australasian tour with a match in Brisbane against the 2011 Super Rugby champion Reds.

The Sharks were outscored seven tries to two against the Highlanders and while the Dunedin side delivered one of their best performances the Sharks struggled in almost every department including the basics such as handling.

“It’s quite hard to see any positives at this stage,” captain Marco Wentzel said after the match.

“We have to look at the negatives first and fix the problems then take it from there.”

“It’s a tough tour, it doesn’t get any easier,” added Wentzel.

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