Promising trio re-commit to Sharks

Date published: May 26 2016

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The Sharks have re-signed three of their promising and upcoming talents that will keep them in Durban until the end of 2018.

Jean-Luc du Preez, Daniel du Preez and Garth April have all extended their contracts for the next two seasons.

"This is a significant statement of intent on all sides," director of rugby Gary Gold told the official Sharks website.

The du Preez twins, who are sons of former Springbok scrum-half Robert du Preez and brothers of Stormers fly-half also Robert du Preez, have been making incredible waves and have become known for their physicality and high workrate.

The 24-year-old April was thrusted into the starting lineup after Springbok fly-half Patrick Lambie sustained an injury that kept him on the sidelines for a lengthy spell.

The former Western Province club rugby player was instrumental during the Growthpoint Stadium outfit's successful overseas tour, which saw them play on three different continents in a space of five weeks.

"Jean-Luc, Dan and Garth have all made outstanding progress during the past few months, and there is not a franchise in Super Rugby or a club in Europe that would not want them in their squad.

"Their decision to remain in Durban, to be part of the new generation team that is fast emerging, will be greeted with delight by everybody associated with The Sharks."

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