Sharks snap up Oosthuizen

Date published: June 26 2015

The Sharks have announced the signing of Cheetahs and Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen on a four-year contract. 

Oosthuizen made his Springbok debut in 2012 and has since amassed 21 caps in the green and gold jersey. He is a versatile prop that is able to play on both sides of the scrum. 

Commenting on his signing, the Sharks' Director of Rugby, Gary Gold said: “I am pleased that Coenie has taken up our offer to play his rugby in Durban. He is an exceptional player who boasts surprising pace and is known for his strong runs and work rate around the park. 

“His experience will prove invaluable to our team ambitions going forward.” 

Oosthuizen added: “It is a great privilege for me to sign with the Sharks. This is a new chapter in my career and I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity in Durban.” 

The 26-year-old will officially join the Sharks squad in November for pre-season training ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby tournament.