To follow up on a rumour we reported yesterday, Sharks lock Ross Skeate has confirmed that he will leave Durban to join French club side Agen ahead of the 2012-2013 European season.
Skeate, who played for WP and the Stormers for many years before embarking on his first French adventure with Toulon, joined the Sharks as a big-name signing ahead of the 2010 Currie Cup. He played just a smattering of games in that competition before picking up an injury which ruled him out of action for the rest of the year. A bit-part in 2011′s Super Rugby was followed by a solid Currie Cup campaign, in which he played 14 times and emerged as one of the best players of the season.
This brief injury hiatus was not to last, though, with Skeate duly injuring himself again in the 3rd round of Super Rugby this year and failing to recover in time to play any further role in the competition. With his current Sharks deal set to end on 30 June this year, Skeate will leave Durban having played just 28 times (20 Currie Cup and 8 Super Rugby) over the course of those two years.
We’d like to wish Ross well for the future and hope that his luck with injury improves on the softer fields of South-West France.Tweet