Various media sources are reporting that Sharks Commercial Director Rudolf Straueli will leave the union at the end of the month to take up an as-yet undetermined role with the Golden Lions.
The former Bok coach has been involved in Durban for the better part of the last decade, in control of numerous aspects – most notably player contracting – after he was appointed by former CEO Brian van Zyl. It is anticipated that he will take up a similar role in Joburg, with the building and retention of a player base fit to compete in Super Rugby considered that union’s Achilles heel in recent years.
It is understood that John Smit will release Straeuli from the final year of his current contract, which runs until the end of 2014.
Sharksworld has confirmed these reports with sources at the Sharks.Tweet