Pat Lambie stays with Sharks

2014-10-01 00:00

THE Sharks can count on local favourite Pat Lambie for at least the next three years, as he and a host of players have extended their contracts beyond the Rugby World Cup, Sharks website editor Michael Marnewick said.

Youngsters like Thomas du Toit, André Esterhuizen, Cameron Wright, S’bura Sithole and Stephan Lewies have also signed three-year contracts to remain in Durban. Du Toit and Esterhuizen were involved in the Baby Boks’ IRB Junior World Championship campaign ending as losing finalists (to England 21-20 after defeating New Zealand 32-25 in the semis), with Du Toit boasting Super Rugby experience only months after finishing school.

Lambie was a 2010 Currie Cup campaign hero where he was named Player of the Month in July, Man of the Match in the Currie Cup final which included two tries (one involving a hand-off on Springbok Schalk Burger), and a special invitation to tour with the Springboks to the UK at the end of the year where he gained four Test caps and a further Bok appearance against the Barbarians.

At just 23, Lambie has enjoyed a sparkling career. He made his Test debut weeks after turning 20 and was the youngest member of the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup squad in 2011 (still 20), the year he was honoured as SA Rugby Young Player of the Year. He featured for the Springboks in their bonus point victory over the Wallabies on Saturday, scoring a try and his entry on to the field coincided with the best attacking period of the game.

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