The Sharks have confirmed that Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie will captain the Sharks through the 2017 Super Rugby season.
Sharks Head Coach Robert du Preez made the announcement ahead of the Sharks Super Rugby season and called Lambie a “natural leader”.
Kwazulu-Natalian Lambie is well-known for being an astute and level-headed player, who has the innate ability to remain calm and composed under pressure.
Du Preez said: “Pat’s talent, temperament and outstanding character makes him an automatic choice. He’s a natural leader, who provides great inspiration and motivation for our young players and he has all the qualities needed to be a great captain.
“He has supported this team all his life and understands our unique culture, which has been built on the emphasis of a strong work ethic. Pat puts in the hard yards, leads by example and he has the respect and backing of everyone around him.”
Commenting on his appointment, Patrick Lambie said: “It is a huge honour for me to again captain the Sharks. I would like to thank our management for affording me the honour of leading a relatively young, but exciting and talented team.
“With honour comes responsibility and together with the other leaders in the team, we will provide guidance and support to our young players. There is an exciting vision that we are working towards, that has been built on our core values, and we look forward to the support of our community, who are instrumental to our success.”