Take it from a ‘cockroach’, Du Preez, you can’t hide from ...

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Take it from a ‘cockroach’, Du Preez, you can’t hide from mediocrity

The Sharks coach has a big jaw about the media, but he has taken the team nowhere in the past three years

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My mother, who is a mathematics and biology teacher, often has this to say when cockroaches give us issues at home.

“My child, no matter what you do, cockroaches are a successful species. There’s not much you can do, no matter how many you squash.”

I had this in mind when the Sharks were not only stumbling badly through what has become a customarily inconsistent season, but when their erstwhile coach Robert du Preez decided to brand certain sections of the media as “cockroaches”...

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