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Pat Lambie named Sharks Super Rugby captain

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Durban based Super Rugby franchise the Sharks have announced that Springbok
flyhalf, Patrick Lambie will captain the Sharks in the 2016 Super Rugby tournament.

Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has also confirmed that Springbok loose-forward
Marcell Coetzee will be the team’s vice-captain,

Commenting on his decision, Gold stated,”Pat’s records and performances
over the years speak volumes about the calibre of player he is. He is a natural
born leader, who has shown on numerous occasions that he possesses all of the
qualities needed to be a great captain, especially captaining a team he has
supported all his life.

“Both Pat and I are aligned with our vision to take the Sharks
forward and I respect and admire his commitment to Sharks rugby, he has my full
support and backing. “

“Pat has earned the respect of his fellow players and management alike
and he’s a tough competitor that leads by example. I have no doubt that
his presence and commitment shown on the field will inspire and motivate the
players around him “, added Gary Gold.

Commenting on his appointment, Patrick Lambie said,”It is a huge honour
for me to be involved in the leadership group at the Sharks. For as long
as I can remember, I’ve come to Kings Park to watch my team play.

“Firstly to play for the Sharks and secondly to be considered
as a leader is amazing, and a dream come true. “

He further added, “There is a good mixture of youth and experience in
the squad. We will all be working together with positivity and eagerness, making
sure the team always comes first. “

On the vice captaincy appointment of Springbok loose-forward Marcell Coetzee
Gold added, “Marcell’s tenacity and fighting spirit will compliment
Pat’s captaincy approach and he will fit into the the captaincy role with
ease when called upon, in the absence of Pat”,

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