Sharks sign Claassens
The Cell C Sharks have announced the signing of former Springboks scrumhalf, Michael Claassens.
Claassens, who currently plays for French Top 14 side Toulon, has agreed to a two year contract with the team and is expected to join the Sharks when his international duty has been completed.
The Sharks have also announced that loose forward, Jean Deysel, who has been playing for Toyota Verblitz in Japan for the past six months, will be making a return for the 2015 Super Rugby season.
“We all knew it was a tough decision for Jean to make when he departed last year, as his heart has always been with the Sharks. We were very sad to lose a player of his calibre and you can imagine our delight that this loyal servant of Sharks Rugby has agreed to return home,” Sharks CEO, John Smit said.
“Aside from his playing attributes, he also brings experience and strong leadership to the team environment, which is of great benefit.”
“Michael Claassens is an experienced scrumhalf who will add great value and depth to our squad as well as mentor our very talented young scrumhalves. He has been playing well for Toulon and we look forward to welcoming him to the black and white,” he added.
The Sharks will be taking on the Toyota Free State Cheetahs at Kings Park on Saturday for their first Super Rugby encounter of 2015.
Photo Caption: Michael Claassens joins the Sharks on a two year contract. IMAGE supplied by www.snipview.com
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