United Rugby Championship: Sharks bring Lionel Cronje back from Japan

Date published: May 16 2022 - Lawrence Nolan

The Sharks have added to an already-impressive squad for next season with the capture of experienced fly-half Lionel Cronje from Toyota Verblitz in Japan.

The 32-year-old’s signing adds to those of Eben Etzebeth, Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Vincent Tshituka, while another signing recently announced is that of prop Carlu Sadie.

Formidable squad

The Sharks are building from within as well, awarding contract extensions to lock duo Reniel Hugo and Emile van Heerden, prop Dian Bleuler and full-back Anthony Volmink.

Springbok hopeful Grant Williams is another to have recently extended, for two more years, as the Sharks seek to build a squad capable of taking on Europe’s best next season.