Sharksworld can confirm that flyhalf Len Olivier will not play for the Sharks in 2010, having signed a contract with French Top 14 side Montauban.
Olivier moved to the Sharks from the Valke a year ago, but has enjoyed limited game time, having represented the Sharks XV a few times in the Vodacom Cup and cracking a solitary bench appearance for the Sharks in the Currie Cup. He leaves on Tuesday and we wish him the best of luck for his new adventure with the green and blacks.
Other (unconfirmed) departures before the season kicks off are those of utility forward Nikolai Blignaut and Bok centre Waylon Murray. It’s not know where Blignaut will be going, but it looks like he definitely won’t be in Durban next year. Murray has attractive offers from both the Lions and the Bulls and it’s not yet sure which one he’ll choose. He looks really unlikely to stay with the Sharks, though and the smart money should be on him following mentor Dick Muir to Johannesburg.
Looking at younger players, utility back Dauw Steyn (who played a bit of flyhalf for the Sharks under 21s) will be moving to Pretoria next year, having received an attractive offer from the Bulls. Also, one of the standout players of the KZN Craven Week side, Glenwood’s massive Jon-Roy Jenkinson, will be joining up with the Leopards next year.
More on these (and, no doubt, other similar stories) as they develop.Tweet