Cape Town - Durban-born Waylon Murray has come a full circle after being offered a
one-year contract with the Sharks, having spent four years away
from the team where his professional career all started.
According to Sharks website editor, Michael Marnewick, in 2005 he made his debut for the Sharks as a 19-year-old,
spending six years in his home province and along the way picking up
three Springbok caps. He also represented his country at the IRB Under-21 World Championship in 2006 and went on to win a Currie Cup
medal with the Sharks in the victorious 2008 competition.
After Super Rugby and Currie Cup stints with the Golden
Lions, Southern Kings and the Bulls, he returned to Durban to resurrect
At just 28-years-old, he is currently in the best shape of his life and
determined to enjoy a strong showing that brings success in 2015.
He has thoroughly impressed the coaching team with his determination,
effort and drive in a strenuous pre-season period, displaying the kind
of positive attitude both required and embraced at the Sharks.
Sharks CEO John Smit said: “It is fantastic to have Waylon back
considering he arrived at our doorstep asking us if it was ok just to
train with us, and after two months, it was plain to see his hunger to
be an even better player than he was previously in the black and white.
“Offering him a one year contract has been a privilege after witnessing
his determination this pre-season and we can’t wait for him to get out
there and enjoy himself in a Sharks jersey again.
“It’s good to have another local boy from Westville Boys High back home.”
Paul Perez, who spent two weeks with the squad in December, has returned to Durban on a three-month trial.
The squad travels to France on Saturday and will play Toulon in a North v South friendly on Thursday, February 5, 2015.