DURBAN - There are two big crumbs of comfort for Sharks fans after their team lost to the Free Sate Cheetahs in the Currie Cup semi-final in the form of flank Henco Venter and prop Ox Nche, both of whom will report for duty at Jonsson Kings Park on November 1 for Super Rugby pre-season.
Venter, the nephew of Springbok great Ruben Kruger, and Nche were two of the stars of the Free State show in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Another interesting signing for the Sharks is Blitzbok hero Werner Kok, who is switching to the 15-man game. He is usually a centre/wing, but word from the Shark Tank is that the 26-year-old may be converted into an openside flank.
Sean Everitt, who will be confirmed as Super Rugby coach this week, said he is delighted to have the services of Venter and Nche.
“After the way they played against us I am very happy they are coming to the Sharks,” Everitt said. “Ox was outstanding and so was Henco. Henco’s work rate was top level and we look forward to having him in Durban. Their experience will benefit our youngsters.”