Durban, 16th August 2017: With a large Cell C Sharks squad and stiff competition for starting places, and the fact that only 22 players can be selected for a match, there will always be high quality players who miss the selection cut each week.
To this end, The Sharks (Pty) Ltd confirm that four of our players will be playing for the Southern Kings, and one other will join the Griffons. Loose-forward Khaya Majola, scrumhalf Rowan Gouws, utility back S’bura Sithole and hooker Stephan Coetzee joined the Kings on Monday, whilst Andrew du Plessis will be joining the Griffons in the coming days.
Cell C Sharks Head Coach Robert du Preez said: “With healthy competition in most positions and the need for continuity in a short competition like the Currie Cup, there are players who will unfortunately not get game time.
“This decision was taken in the best interests of the players concerned. They will now have an opportunity to get valuable game time as well as participate in a new tournament, against new opposition in venues they have never played in before.”
“We wish them every success and look forward to watching them progress in the Guinness Pro 14”, he added.
The Sharks also announce that scrumhalf Hanco Venter has requested an early release from his contract to pursue other opportunities.