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Sharks lock heads to France

TRANSFER NEWS: The Sharks have said goodbye to one of their locks.


JJ van der Mescht has been granted an early release from his contract to join Stade Francais in France, by mutual agreement and with immediate effect.

Van der Mescht joined the Sharks in 2018 and was part of the Sharks Under-19 team that won the U19 championship that same year.

His last outing in a Sharks jersey was against the British and Irish Lions a week ago.

Commenting on his departure, Sharks CEO Eduard Coetzee said: “We are obviously very disappointed to lose a young player with JJ’s ability.

“He has immense potential, and we hope that this move to France gives him renewed motivation to work on his fitness and discipline.

“Our best wishes are extended to him for this next chapter in his career.”


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