Currie Cup

Former Bok, Sharks legend set for Durban return?

2019-07-01 10:54
JP Pietersen (Gallo)

Cape Town - Former Springbok wing JP Pietersen could be on his way back to Durban to finish his career at the Sharks.

Afrikaans newspaper Rapport indicated on Sunday that Pietersen could feature for the Durbanites as soon as this year's Currie Cup.

This comes after his contract with French giants Toulon was not renewed.

With all of Sb'u Nkosi, Makazole Mapimpi, Lukhanyo Am and Andre Esterhuizen likely to be involved with the Springboks later in the year, a player of Pietersen's experience would be welcomed at Kings Park.

The report added that Pietersen could also be involved beyond 2020 as a coach of the Sharks' junior teams.

The 32-year-old, who played 70 Tests for the Springboks, played for the Sharks between 2006 and 2016, featuring in 137 Super Rugby matches.

He also played at Japanese club Panasonic Wild Knights between 2013 and 2016 and joined English club Leicester Tigers in 2017, before joining Toulon later that year.

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