Springbok to return to Sharks after four years in England
TRANSFER NEWS: The Sharks have confirmed that versatile Springbok prop Coenraad Oosthuizen will be returning to Durban from Sale Sharks.
Oosthuizen, who can play on either side of the scrum, arrived in Manchester in May 2019 from the Durban-based side.
The 34-year-old has gone on to make 94 appearances for Sale, including 16 this season as Alex Sanderson’s team reached their first Premiership final in 17 years.
“Since he arrived in Manchester, Coenie has been a massive part of this team and this club and everyone is going to miss him,” said Sanderson.
“On the field, he’s a fantastic player but off it, he’s been a real leader for us in what is a young squad.”
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Coenie made his debut for the Springboks in 2012 and has since won 30 international caps.
His inclusion in John Plumtree’s squad will be another boost to the front row stocks after the departure of Thomas du Toit.
The Sharks have also recently signed Springbok Vincent Koch.