Sharks sign Coenie from Cheetahs

JUNE 27, 2015

The Sharks on Friday announced the signing of Springbok loosehead prop, Coenie Oosthuizen, on a four-year deal.

Oosthuizen, who joins from the Cheetahs, made his Springbok debut in 2012 and has since amassed 21 caps in the green and gold jersey. He is a versatile prop that is able to play on both sides of the scrum.

Commenting on the signing, Sharks Director of Rugby, Gary Gold, said via a press release: “I am pleased that Coenie has taken up our offer to play his rugby in Durban. He is an exceptional player who boasts surprising pace and is known for his strong runs and workrate around the park.

“His experience will prove invaluable to our team ambitions going forward.”

Oosthuizen added: “It is a great privilege for me to sign with the Sharks.  This is a new chapter in my career and I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity in Durban.”

Oosthuizen will officially join the Sharks squad in November for pre-season training ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby tournament.


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