Lukhanyo Am will make a welcome return to SA in time to lead the Sharks’ bid to secure a Vodacom United Rugby Championship home quarter-final.
The Springbok’s stint in Japan ends on Sunday, as the Kobe Steelers are out of the running for Japanese League One playoffs, and will be available for the Sharks’ final game of the URC round robin against Ulster in Belfast on 20 May.
The Durbanites occupy third place on the log, and coach Sean Everitt is looking forward to welcoming back Am for the all-important run-in.
“Lukhanyo will be back, he finishes up in Japan next week and we are looking forward to having him back in the following week,” Everitt said.
“We haven’t watched any of his games, but I have chatted to him on a weekly basis and he is in a good space and really enjoying the opportunity that he has over there.
“He is playing with international stars in his team over there and obviously being coached by really good coaches. We are looking forward to him coming home and sharing the knowledge that he has gained from there.”
Lukanyo Am scores!
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