Southern Kings duo sign for Sharks

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DURBAN – The Sharks bolstered their ranks on Monday by signing three players for the Currie Cup, with two coming from the Southern Kings.

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Southern Kings scrumhalf Louis Schreuder. Photo: Deryck Foster/BackpagePixTyler Paul is tackled by Sharks player Jeremy Ward during a recent Super Rugby match. Photo: Richard Huggard/BackpagePix

Head coach Robert du Preez announced the signings of Cameron Wright, Louis Schreuder and Tyler Paul, all of whom have signed two-year contracts.

“Former Stormers and now Kings scrumhalf Louis Schreuder brings with him a wealth of experience,” Du Preez said.

“With the loss of Cobus Reinach to Northampton, Schroeder together with Michael Claassens will shepherd the scrumhalf responsibilities and provide the necessary mentorship and guidance to our emerging scrumhalves at the franchise.”

Another scrumhalf who will be joining Schreuder in Durban is KZN-born Wright, who is no stranger to the Sharks after spending his junior years with the team.

“After a short stint in France (at Montpellier), which has aided his personal development, he makes a welcome return home. Cameron understands our unique culture and team values, and everyone is excited to have him back home,” Du Preez said.

Voted Kings Under-19 player of the year in 2013, lock/flank Paul, 22, is another player who has shone this season.

“His work ethic and drive makes him a perfect fit for our team, and we are confident that his move to Durban will prove to be beneficial for both the player’s personal development and for our team,” said Du Preez.

“Our core emphasis is to retain home-grown talent, and a lot of effort has been placed on signing the best junior players in our province. It is also important to have experience in the mix, and due consideration was given to signing players that will fit into the unique culture we have here. These three players fit that mould.”

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