The Sharks have confirmed that they have signed Griquas front-rower Lourens Adriaanse on a two-year deal.
Adriaanse, who is currently on duty with the Springboks in Argentina, will officially join the the Sharks in November 2013 to participate in their pre-season training ahead of the start of the 2014 Super Rugby tournament.
The Sharks' rugby commercial manager, Rudolf Straeuli expressed his delight that Adriaanse is joining the Durban-based franchise.
"We have been impressed with Lourens performances for both the Cheetahs and Griquas," he told The Sharks' official website.
"He has a good work rate around the park and will add depth to our tight five."
John Smit, The Sharks CEO echoed Straueli's sentiments.
"Lourens has displayed his immense potential and value as a tighthead prop and is a good addition to our squad," he added.
"We look forward to welcoming him to The Sharks family."