Sale want to sign more Springboks

The Sale Sharks have offered long-term deals to Rob and Jean-Luc du Preez, while targeting another three Springboks.

The Du Preez brothers are currently on loan to the English Premiership club from the Durban-based Sharks, and will return to South Africa ahead of next year’s Super Rugby tournament.

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond told RugbyPass he also hopes to convince a current Springbok hooker, prop and lock to join the club after next year’s World Cup, while extending Bok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk’s contract to head off interest from other Premiership clubs.

Diamond told RugbyPass: ‘Faf’s looking to extend for three or four years and so is Jono Ross. There is no chance of Faf going anywhere else and my message to other clubs is simple “go and find your own players.” The Du Preez brothers are doing well having joined us and we will be looking to extend their stay.

‘Our recruitment drive is in South Africa at the moment with some of Faf’s mates. We are in intense talks with a prop, hooker and lock to come after the World Cup. They are all current South Africa internationals and we are in a good place.’

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