Lambie named Sharks Super Rugby captain

Pat Lambie has been confirmed as Sharks Super Rugby captain

Durban based Super Rugby franchise the Sharks have announced that Springbok flyhalf, Patrick Lambie will captain the Sharks in the 2016 Super Rugby tournament.

Sharks Director of Rugby gary Gold has also confirmed that Springbok loose-forward Marcell Coetzee will be the team’s vice-captain,

Commenting on his decision, Gold stated,”Pat’s records and performances over the years speak volumes about the calibre of player he is. He is a natural born leader, who has shown on numerous occasions that he possesses all of the qualities needed to be a great captain, especially captaining a team he has supported all his life.

“Both Pat and I are aligned with our vision to take the Sharks forward and I respect and admire his commitment to Sharks rugby, he has my full support and backing. ”

“Pat has earned the respect of his fellow players and management alike and he’s a tough competitor that leads by example. I have no doubt that his presence and commitment shown on the field will inspire and motivate the players around him “, added Gary Gold.

Commenting on his appointment, Patrick Lambie said,”It is a huge honour for me to be involved in the leadership group at the Sharks. For as long as I can remember, I’ve come to Kings Park to watch my team play.

“Firstly to play for the Sharks and secondly to be considered as a leader is amazing, and a dream come true. ”

He further added, “There is a good mixture of youth and experience in the squad. We will all be working together with positivity and eagerness, making sure the team always comes first. ”

On the vice captaincy appointment of Springbok loose-forward Marcell Coetzee Gold added, “Marcell’s tenacity and fighting spirit will compliment Pat’s captaincy approach and he will fit into the the captaincy role with ease when called upon, in the absence of Pat”.

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