Former Sharks CEO and skipper Gary Teichmann has applauded the decision to appoint Lukhanyo Am as captain for the 2020 season.
Sharks coach Sean Everitt – who took over from Robert du Preez last year – decided with the players that Am should lead the team through the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season.
With the World Cup-winning centre as captain – continuing his form from 2019 – the Sharks made an excellent start to the year, winning six of their seven matches before the tournament was put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
While there was still plenty of rugby to play, the Sharks looked set to challenge for a place in the playoffs and were especially deadly on the counter-attack.
Teichmann said the decision to make Am captain was an inspired one.
‘Lukhanyo gives you everything that you want. He is not necessarily an outspoken captain, but he is a guy that very seldom has a poor game and he just leads by example.
‘To me, that was a key decision from Sean.’
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