The Sharks Rugby Union must be on some kind of high after news hit late yesterday that Steven Sykes has signed a 1 year contract with them, and now they have managed to extend the contracts of most of their big name players.
Sharksrugby has confirmed that players such as Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis and Beast Mtawarira, as well as the youngsters who will be taking over from the Springboks, such as Lwazi Mvovo, Sbusiso Sithole, Lubabalo Mthembu and Patrick Lambie, have all extended their current contracts with the Sharks.
This serves as great news to both the union and the fans, as the union will not have to be worried about players walking out on short notice, and the fans can rest easily knowing their favourite stars will be playing week in and week out at Mr Price Kings Park.
The Sharks boast an interesting split of talent, ranging from players who are breaking into the senior rugby scene, as well as having seasoned veterans, such as Jacques Botes, who might just reach 200 combined Super Rugby and Currie Cup caps this season.
The most interesting fact to come from the Sharksrugby article is – of the 54 ex-Sharks Academy players to represent the Sharks, 30 have come from KZN Schools, placing massive emphasis on the backing of local talent.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the players on their new contracts, we all can surely not wait to see them in action.Tweet