Du Preez to coach Sharks

Date published: July 26 2016

Sharks director of rugby Gary Gold has announced that assistant coach Robert du Preez will lead the squad in their Currie Cup campaign.

Following the team's exit in the quarter-finals of the Super Rugby competition, Gold has handed the reins to Du Preez for the Currie Cup.

Du Preez will be ably supported by his fellow Super Rugby assistant coaches. In addition to this, Gold also announced the appointment of former Springbok assistant coach, Ricardo Loubscher, as skills coach, on a three-year deal.

"Having previously played at the Sharks, Ricardo will be making a welcome return to Durban in his new role as skills coach. He has enjoyed success in his coaching roles with the Bulls and Springboks and we look forward to having him join our set-up," said Gold.

Loubscher officially joins the team on Wednesday, ahead of the start of the campaign.