Van der Merwe signs new deal with the Sharks

Date published: December 7 2017

Hooker Akker van der Merwe has signed a new two-year contract with the Sharks, extending his stay at the Durban-based outfit until 2019.

The 26-year-old joined the franchise in August from the Lions, where he featured in the Super Rugby final defeat to the Crusaders.

Van der Merwe impressed during the Sharks' recent Currie Cup campaign and has now agreed a longer term deal with the South African side.