Sharks coach Sean Everitt believes veteran wing JP Pietersen’s fitness and conditioning has improved significantly during his time in Europe.
JP Pietersen will make his Sharks return at outside centre in their Currie Cup opener against Griquas in Durban on Friday.
Sharks wing JP Pietersen speaks on his return to Durban and playing in the Currie Cup following his release from French side Toulon.
Former Springbok JP Pietersen is back in training at the Sharks, and is set to make his comeback for the Durban-based side should he successfully complete all medical tests.
With JP Pietersen set to return to the Sharks, we take a look at some of the veteran wing’s greatest moments on the field.
A round up of what some of South Africa’s leading Sunday papers are saying, including the ongoing off-field saga that’s dogging the Western Province Rugby Union.
World Cup-winning Springbok JP Pietersen officially confirmed that he has ended his time with French Top 14 side Toulon on Sunday.
JP Pietersen dived over to score during Toulon’s 49-25 win against Oyonnax in the French Top 14.
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JP Pietersen and Marcel van der Merwe starred as Toulon beat Oyonnax 49-25, while Racing 92, Agen, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Pau and Castres also picked up wins in the French Top 14. Before kick-off, Toulon were languishing in seventh position on the log following a set of poor results. But this comfortable win sees captain Duane Vermeulen’s side climb up to… Read more →