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The Sharks' firm response to Boeta rumours

REACTION: The Sharks are standing firm in the face of another raid on their resources.


In the wake of reports that the Sharks’ Springbok centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg is set to join French outfit Bordeaux B├Ęgles, it was reported that utility back Henry ‘Boeta’ Chamberlain is in talks with the Bulls.

However, it is far from a done deal and if the ‘explorative talks’ progress to serious negotiations, the Bulls may well have to shell out a significant release fee.

The Sharks have confirmed that Chamberlain is contracted to the Durban-based franchise until June 2025.

“Our Director of Rugby, Neil Powell, and coach, John Plumtree, are currently working with our recruitment team to finalise our squad for the new season and beyond,” a spokesperson told @rugby365com.

“At this stage, Boeta is contracted and part of the squad.”

The Paarl-born 24-year-old is equally at home as a flyhalf and fullback.


A naturally gifted player, he has played 20-odd times for the Sharks, but his game time this season has been limited – with Curwin Bosch (at No.10) and Aphelele Fassi (at No.15) getting most of the starts.

Despite his instinctive qualities – as displayed with the superlative try in Toulouse during the Champions Cup quarterfinal last year – Chamberlain has mostly played off the bench.

The Bulls have been very active in the transfer market recently.

They released Wandisile Simelane to the Stormers in an exchange deal that will see Cornel Smit join the Bulls in Pretoria.


Those are the confirmed transfers linked to Loftus Versfeld.

The rumour mill has recently also linked lock Sintu Manjezi, prop Trevor Nyakane, centre Jan Serfontein and wing Madosh Tambwe with moves to Pretoria.


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