Sharks prepare for Currie Cup with one eye on URC

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Sharks coach Sean Everitt is determined to lead the Durban-based franchise to the Currie Cup title.
Sharks coach Sean Everitt is determined to lead the Durban-based franchise to the Currie Cup title.

While winning the Currie Cup is the main objective for the Sharks, coach Sean Eve­ritt also looks to use the local tournament to prepare his youngsters for the much-anticipated United Rugby Championship (URC) later this year, which promises to be tougher.

The Currie Cup officially starts on Friday night and the Sharks will be in action on Saturday against the Griquas in Kimberley in a 1.30 pm kick-off.

Everitt goes into the competition with a host of new, young players, captained by 22-year-old Phepsi Buthelezi, as nine of the Sharks’ senior players are with the Springboks at present.

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