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Promising Sharks pivot Boeta Chamberlain 'coming through with flying colours'

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Boeta Chamberlain (Gallo)
Boeta Chamberlain (Gallo)

Sharks flyhalf Boeta Chamberlain is improving all the time, adding to the depth the franchise is finding in that position, says head coach Sean Everitt.

The 22-year-old kicked 20 points in his side's 30-16 win over the Bulls in Durban on Friday night, and while he did also miss a couple of shots at goal, his overall development is something that is pleasing the brains trust at King's Park.

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While Springbok-capped Curwin Bosch is the man many consider to be the first-choice No 10 at the union, Chamberlain is being backed increasingly more regularly in big games by Everitt. There is also the arrival of Argentinean international Tito Bonilla.

Although that makes for intense competition and a highly-rated player like Bosch might be less certain of a guaranteed start moving forward, it all bodes well for Everitt.

"We wanted to continue with Boeta's growth at No 10," he explained after the match.

"He's going to add depth in that position and we haven't been that fortunate over the last 21 months or so to be able to do that.

"He's really coming through with flying colours. He's good under the high ball and that's a really important part of the game for us.

"We've got Tito who got back to South Africa last week. It's great to have him here and the more time he gets on the training field, the better he is going to get.

"He is an international rugby player and a very good one at that."

Friday's win leaves the Sharks in 11th position on the URC table.

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