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Southern Kings lose Schreuder and Paul to Sharks after Super Rugby season

By Marc Jacobson - May 23, 2017
Southern Kings lose Schreuder and Paul to Sharks after Super Rugby season

Southern Kings’ duo, experienced scrumhalf Louis Schreuder and flank Tyler Paul, who are both regular starters for the Eastern Cape side, have signed a two-year contract with the Cell C Sharks following the 2017 Super Rugby competition.

The pair will join the Sharks ahead the 2017 Currie Cup campaign and the addition of Schreuder to the mix will bolster their thinned out scrumhalf berth, with Cobus Reinach set to leave the union for England’s Northampton after the current season fold.

“Louis Schreuder brings with him a wealth of experience and with the loss of Cobus Reinach to Northampton, Schreuder, together with Michael Claassens, will shepherd the scrumhalf responsibilities and provide the necessary mentorship and guidance to our emerging scrumhalves at the franchise,” Sharks’ Head Coach, Robert du Preez, told SA Rugby Magazine.

Paul has been bread in Eastern Province rugby since being schooled at St. Andrews College in Grahamstown and representing EP Country Districts in the 2013 Craven Week.

After school, the 22-year-old represented EP U19 and took his studies further at NMMU where he represented the Madibaz in the Varsity Cup. He also represented the EP Kings in the Currie Cup, before debuting for the Southern Kings in the Super Rugby this year.

Du Preez expresses of the dynamics that Paul will add to the Sharks’ fold.

“His work ethic and drive makes him a perfect fit for our team and we are confident that his move to Durban will prove to be beneficial for both the player’s personal development and for our team,” he said.

Montpellier scrumhalf and former Sharks’ player, Cameron Wright, has also resigned with the Durban-based union for the same two-year period.

Image: Tyler Paul in action against the Reds in their Super Rugby encounter.