It seems as though a number of players are planning on drawing the curtain on their Sharks career at the end of the 2010 Super 14, with Johann Muller the latest to be linked to a big-spending foreign club.
According to a report, Muller is in the advanced stages of negotiation with Ulster – the very side that is expected to be sending BJ Botha the other way at the end of the Northern Hemisphere season. While the highly-rated tighthead seems determined to return to South Africa and fight for a World Cup place, the veteran lock forward seems to have decided that a 2011 berth is not likely to be in his future.
The usual caveat here – this is by no means confirmed and is all still rumour – but if those rumours are to be believed, Ruan Pienaar may also be looking to make Ravenhill his home. In his case, though, the rumours seem somewhat more spurious and I’m sure a lot will depend on how well the Super 14 – and upcoming Springbok season – unfold for the temperamental halfback.Tweet