Sikhumbuzo Notshe joins the Sharks

Date published: September 12 2019

The Sharks have bolstered their ranks after announcing the signing of Springbok back-row Sikhumbuzo Notshe ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season.

The 26-year-old joins the Sharks from Super Rugby rivals the Stormers and is the latest player to head to the Durban-based outfit after they also confirmed that Lions duo Madosh Tambwe (wing) and James Venter (flanker) had joined their ranks earlier in the week.

Notshe has been part of the Stormers and Western Province set-up since 2013 and has played six Tests for South Africa since making his debut against Wales in Washington DC last year.

He missed selection for the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup campaign after struggling with injuries in 2019 and also played for the Springbok Sevens side during the 2017/18 World Series.

His move to the Sharks will help fill the void after the team lost the services of the Du Preez twins, Jean-Luc and Dan, who joined Premiership outfit Sale Sharks.