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Sharks add another Bok centre to their roster

TRANSFER NEWS: Sharks have confirmed that Springbok centre Francois Venter will join the Durban franchise.


Venter signed a deal with the Sharks from troubled Premiership club Worcester Warriors.

The 31-year-old centre will return to South Africa from England after he joined Worcester Warriors from the Cheetahs in 2018.

Venter, who has seven Springboks caps, had his Premiership contract terminated due to the liquidation of the company to which they were contracted.

Venter has made more than 50 appearances for the Warriors.

According to Rapport, the Sharks were interested in Wasps centre Burger Odendaal.

It has been reported that Odendaal’s English club is also facing a financial crisis which could see them enter into administration because of their debts.


Wasps were suspended from the Premiership by England’s Rugby Football Union earlier this month, leaving players including World Cup-winning Springbok prop Vincent Koch, along with fellow Boks Francois Hougaard and Nizaam Carr jobless.

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