Sharks’ Deysel moves to Japan

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Deysel apr 16 Getty Images Jean Deysel has described his decision to leave the Sharks as one of the toughest he has taken. Photo: Steve Haag

Tokyo – South African Jean Deysel, a loose forward for the Super Rugby club the Sharks, has joined Japan’s Top League side Toyota Verblitz, the league said Wednesday.

The 29-year-old, who has been capped three times for South Africa, will play flanker and number 8 for Toyota, the Top League said in a brief statement.

According to the Sharks’ website, Deysel has agreed a two-year deal with Toyota.

“The decision to leave the Sharks, a franchise which means the world to me, has been one of my toughest decisions yet,” he said, according to the website.

“I have learnt so much from this place and I am eternally grateful to this franchise for their belief, support and guidance over the years,” said Deysel, who has been capped 117 times for the Sharks since his debut in 2007. – Sapa-AFP

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