Super Rugby

Muir, Van Straaten’s presence vital for Sharks

Braam van Straaten (Gallo Images)
Braam van Straaten (Gallo Images)

Durban - Sharks coach Robert du Preez has welcomed the presence of Dick Muir and Braam van Straaten as members of their coaching staff.

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It was confirmed in November last year that Muir, a former Springbok and Sharks centre, would join the Durban-based franchise as an attack and backline consultant.

Van Straaten, a former Springbok flyhalf and centre, is in charge of defence and kicking.

“It’s great to have people like that here, with great experience. Dick’s presence here was much-needed, he adds balance,” Du Preez told the Sharks’ official website.

The Sharks will play a pre-season game against the Bulls in Polokwane next Saturday (January 27), before travelling to Hong Kong for a match against French side Racing 92 (Saturday, February 3).

The Durbanites open their Super Rugby campaign against the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday, February 17.

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