Sharks sign ‘Tahs flank Potgieter

Date published: May 6 2015

The Sharks have announced the signing of loose forward Jacques Potgieter, who will arrive on a two-year contract from the Waratahs from next season.

Potgieter is no stranger to the Sharks, having played junior rugby in Durban.

Over the last few years he has made steady progress up the ranks with his sheer physical presence and explosiveness, which resulted in a Springbok call-up in 2012. In 2014, he was instrumental in the Waratahs Super Rugby title triumph. 

"Jacques is a great acquisition for the Cell C Sharks. He has been hugely impressive for the Waratahs and will add significant value and depth to our loose trio," said Sharks CEO John Smit.

"We look forward to welcoming him back to Durban."

Potgieter added: "I am really looking forward to joining the Cell C Sharks. This is the place where I played all my junior rugby and where everything started for me.

"I have great memories of my time in Durban and I am keen to contribute to the team's ambitions in 2016."