5 Mar 2010

Plumtree offered contract extension with Sharks

12:37 pm on 5 March 2010

The New Zealand coach John Plumtree has been offered a 3-year extension to his contract with the South African Super 14 rugby side the Sharks.

There were rumours in Durban that Plumtree was facing the axe after suffering 3 straight losses.

The contract extension perhaps points to the players being the problem rather than the coach.

Plumtree had been mentioned as a possible contender for the Hurricanes job after coaching the Wellington NPC side, but the Hurricanes job has since gone to Mark Hammett.

Plumtree's wife is a Durban native.

The Sharks are in Sydney to play the New South Wales Waratahs tomorrow night.