Willie le Roux to join Sharks

    2015-06-02 08:02

    Cape Town - Cheetahs and Springbok fullback Willie le Roux will join the Sharks from the 2016 season.

    According to Netwerk24, the 25-year-old will join a Japanese club for three months after his 2015 Springbok commitments are completed, before joining the Durban-based franchise in time for next year's Super Rugby competition.

    Le Roux has represented the Cheetahs in 56 Super Rugby matches since 2012, but the Bloemfontein franchise was reportedly unable to match the offer of the Sharks.

    In Durban, Le Roux will join Cheetahs team-mate Joe Pietersen, who last week announced that he would join the Sharks on a two-and-a-half year deal.

    In some good news for the Cheetahs, Le Roux has recovered from his ankle injury and will be available for their final two Super Rugby matches - against the Waratahs and Bulls.

    Le Roux has played 25 Tests for the Springboks since making his debut in 2013.

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