Smit’s message to Sharks fans

Cape Town - Sharks CEO John Smit has a message for disappointed Sharks fans after the team’s failure to reach the Currie Cup semi-finals.

After playing to a 34-34 draw to the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein at the weekend, the Durbanites finished fifth on the overall Currie Cup log to miss out on a playoffs spot. 

The Sharks appeared to have the game in the bag, leading 34-20 with four minutes remaining, but two late converted tries gave Free State a draw - and a place in the semi-finals at the expense of the Sharks.

Smit wrote a message to fans on the Sharks’ official Facebook page.

As Sharks fans, we have become accustomed to reaching the Currie Cup semi-finals year in, year out and it’s obviously disappointing we have not done so this season.

However, we move on. Our planning for the 2016 season is well advanced. We have a young team in transition, further signings are planned and we will compete strongly next year.

To all our supporters, thank you for your continued faithful support. The players and coaches are completely committed to making you proud again and filling us all with the joy that only this team can give us.

John Smit, Sharks CEO