It is with delight that The Sharks announce the short-term signing of retired Sharks/Springbok wing Stefan Terblanche, a former captain and a stalwart in the black and white, who is making a welcome return to the playing field.

Fresh from competing at what many consider to be the ultimate team challenge race, GODzone in New Zealand, which is a seven-day non-stop expedition style adventure race, he realised that his passion for playing the sport he loves still burns bright. His fitness is unquestionable and he is ready to accept the challenge and return for one final bite at a chance to lift a Super Rugby trophy.

Sharks COO, Eduard Coetzee welcomed Terblanche’s return saying that the Cell C Sharks can only benefit from his experience. “He was a great servant of Sharks rugby and under his leadership we won the 2010 Currie Cup. His champion spirit and knowledge of the game, can only aid our efforts going forward.”

Stefan will fly out to New Zealand this afternoon to join the team ahead of their match against the Hurricanes on Friday night

Key Stats

Date of birth 2 July 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Mossel Bay, South Africa
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
School Swellendam High School
Years Team Apps (Points)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998–2003 Boland Cavaliers
Sharks (Currie Cup)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007– Sharks 122 (175)35t
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998– South Africa 37 (95)

Other Achievements

  • Holds Boland Cavaliers record for most tries in a season (20 in 1997)
  • Holds Boland Cavaliers record for career tries (49)
  • Equal top try scorer in 1998 Super 12 with 10 tries.
  • Tri-Nations winner with South Africa 1998
  • Member of Ospreys squad winning the 2006–07 Celtic League
  • Currie Cup winner with Sharks 2008
  • Currie Cup winner with Sharks 2010

Some images from the recently completed GODzone Adventure Race in New Zealand 

Feature Image Copyright : Steve Haag