Durban, 22nd May 2017: In a timely boost for the Cell C Sharks ahead of the start of this year’s Currie Cup, Head Coach Robert du Preez has 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 and with the loss of Cobus Reinach to Northampton, Schroeder together with the Michael Claassens will shepherd the scrumhalf responsibilities and provide the necessary mentorship and guidance to our emerging scrumhalves at the franchise,” said du Preez.
Another scrumhalf who will be joining Schreuder in Durban is KZN born Cameron Wright, who is no stranger to the Cell C Sharks after spending his junior years with our team.
“After a short stint in France, 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.”
Voted Kings U19 player of the year in 2013, lock/flank Tyler 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.
“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.
With the acquisition of these juniors, 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 at The Sharks and the vision we are building towards. These three players fit that mould and we look forward to them joining our family,” concluded du Preez.
Date of Birth : 20 April 1994, Westville
Height : 1.81m
Weight : 92kg
Position : Scrumhalf
School : Hilton College, Pietermaritzburg
Date of Birth : 25 April 1990, Paarl
Height : 1.84m
Weight : 82kg
Position : Scrumhalf
School : Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl
Date of Birth : 20 January 1995, Duiwelskloof
Height : 1.94m
Weight : 110kg
Position : Lock/Flank
School : St Andrews College, Grahamstown