Gold to take over Sharks reins?

Date published: October 23 2014

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Former Bath boss Gary Gold is set to be appointed as the Sharks’ director of rugby, according to South African media reports.

Former Bath boss Gary Gold is set to be appointed as the Sharks’ new director of rugby, according to South African media reports.

SARugbymag.co.za reports that Gold, who is currently coaching the Kobe Kobelco Steelers in Japan, could be appointed as soon as Friday.

If appointed, he will replace former Springbok coach Jake White who resigned from the position after less than a year in charge of the Durban-based franchise.

Gold joined the Steelers in April after an 18 month spell in charge of Bath. He also had a short stint in charge of another Premiership outfit, Newcastle Falcons, in 2012.

He was also an assistant to former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers from 2008 to 2011. In 2009, the Boks won the Tri Nations tournament and beat the British and Irish Lions in a three-Test series.

Prior to that he coached Western Province in 2007 and he also had a spell as director of rugby at London Irish from 2003 to 2005 after initially joining them as a forwards coach in 2001.

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