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Van Zyl: ‘Campo knew in January already’

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Sharks chiefs have hit back at claims that they have “mistreated” legendary former Wallaby wing David Campese, by not informing him about his future with the Durban-based franchise.

In a terse reply to claims made by Campese, that he was not informed as to his future at the Sharks, CEO Brian van Zyl said that Campese had known since January that he would not be needed after the Super 14 competition.

“The Sharks (Pty) Ltd note with regret the comments made by former Skills Coach David Campese that he was never informed of any further developments with regards his tenure at the Sharks,” the statement said.

“We would like to point out that as early as January of this year at a formal meeting with David Campese, he was informed that there would be no guarantee that his services would be required at the conclusion of the Super 14.

“We regret any misunderstanding that may have arisen, and would like to wish David all the best in his future endeavours. His contribution to the Sharks was immense and certainly had a role in the Sharks successes this past season.”

* Meanwhile, it has been reported that French Top 14 outfit Montpellier is chasing the Wallaby great’s signature.

The board of Montpellier met on Wednesday to discuss the season ahead, with the club moving to the brand-new custom built Yves de Manoir stadium when the season begins in October.

According to Le Parisien Directors Jean-Jacques Sauveterre and Michel Pujol both proposed that the available Campese be signed as backs coach for the coming season.

 

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