Pietersen on his way to Japan

Date published: March 30 2016

Sharks utility back Joe Pietersen is on his way to Japan at the end of this Super Rugby tournament to join the Kamiashi Seawaves.

According to a report on the Supersport website, Pietersen is set to join Lions flanker Warwick Tecklenburg as the second division club's two foreign players as they bid to gain promotion to Japan's Top League.

Tecklenburg played for the Seawaves last season and has signed a one-year contract extension with the club.

On Wednesday, Pietersen and Tecklenburg's were named amongst an extensive list of players on the Seawaves' website as their squad for the new season.

Tecklenburg is likely to return to the Lions for Super Rugby, while Pietersen's contract is just for the upcoming season.

Pietersen is currently negotiating a possible return for the Super Rugby season as well.