Durban - Cell C Sharks back, Tim Swiel, will play for Harlequins Rugby Club in the UK on loan for four months. He joined the team on Saturday and will return to Durban at the end of February 2015.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for Tim and I am certain that this experience at a top club will provide him with great memories and will bode well for him in the future", said Sharks CEO, John Smit.
Swiel added: "I am looking forward to playing for Harlequins Rugby Club for a few months during the Sharks off-season.
"Due to injury, I did not get a lot of game-time during this year’s Currie Cup and both my coaches at the Sharks and I agree that regular game-time during this off season will enhance my preparation and will provide the necessary momentum needed for Super Rugby 2015."
Swiel concluded by saying: "I believe that it can only be beneficial for other young players to get similar opportunities to experience another rugby culture during their off season, which will contribute positively to their growth and experience in the game. I thank The Sharks and Harlequins for granting me this exciting opportunity."