The CEO radio appearance that has linked Maro Itoje and Cheslin Kolbe with a move to The Sharks
It’s now a week since one of the biggest names in rugby, Siya Kolisi, announced that he would be leaving the Western Province after over a decade at the club for a move to The Sharks
In an announcement that shocked rugby fans, news broke that the Springbok captain would be leaving the club that he had been with since leaving college.
This has led to speculation that more world-renowned rugby stars could be making their way to Durban – following in the footsteps of the Springbok captain.
After their 2019 World Cup triumph in 2019, South Africa’s team became full of star names. Their captain, Siya Kolisi, transcended the sport after being the first black man to captain a side to a Webb Ellis Cup victory.
On the back of this newfound fame, Kolisi was signed up to ROC Nation, a global sports management company founded by US Rap artist Jay Z.
In the following months, Cheslin Kolbe and Maro Itoje followed the Springbok captain into the Roc Nation corporation.
Now, following on from the high-profile transfer move, speculation is rife that Kolbe and Itoje could soon be making a big-money move to The Sharks.
ROC Nation is affiliated with MVM Holdings, the US conglomerate that has a majority shareholding in the Durban side.
The CEO of The Sharks, Eduard Coetzee, was asked last week which of the pair would be following Siya Kolisi to the club.
here was the radio interview with the CEO of The Sharks
#ICYMI: Sharks CEO @coetzee_eduard dropped by and answered some of our burning questions yesterday! Like: will Cheslin Kolbe be joining @TheSharksZA team as well or is @SkyTshabalala just stirring the pot? Watch the video below to find out🦈 pic.twitter.com/7xypPjitkf
— Darren, Keri & Sky (@DarrenKeriSky) February 20, 2021
The CEO’s reaction to the question immediately sparked interest in the topic
Coetzee responded to the question about Kolbe and Itoje simply with, ‘Out of the two of them which of them are coming? Neither of them are coming.’
He then went on to explain that The Sharks backline already had some star names in it such as Sbu Nkosi and Makazolo Mapimpi who also featured in the 2019 World Cup triumph.
This response poured further fuel on the fire of a possible high profile move for Kolbe and Itoje who are now in prime position to make a move to Durban.
fans have debated whether the move could happen on social media this week
Silly no doubt but was Siya to the Sharks a realistic move before MVM take over ?
— Myron Naicker (@myronnaicker) February 23, 2021
RUMOURS: The CEO has addressed online speculation around Kolbe, Itoje and the Sharks. https://t.co/okHXH3HTwG
— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) February 20, 2021
Maro Itoje to The Sharks whoever thought of that one needs to Just Say No.
— Neil Fissler (@neilfissler) February 20, 2021
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