The Sharks have announced the signings of Cheetahs flank Henco Venter and Western Province prop Michael Kumbirai for the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season.
The two players are the latest to join the Sharks, as the Durban franchise continues to boost its squad ahead of next season.
Venter starred for the Cheetahs in the Currie Cup this year, playing an underrated role in helping them claim the trophy for the first time since 2016.
The nephew of late Springbok Ruben Kruger, Venter has spent his entire career in Bloemfontein, playing for Shimlas in the Varsity Cup and for the Cheetahs at U19 and U21 level.
We would like to introduce Henco Venter who will be joining the @CellC Sharks family from the start of pre-season.
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— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) September 14, 2019
Meanwhile, promising tighthead prop Kumbirai joins from Western Province. The 23-year-old has been part of the Province set up since moving from Pretoria in 2015 but struggled for consistent game time this year.
We would like to introduce Michael Kumbirai who will be joining the @CellC Sharks family from the start of pre-season.
Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to stand a chance to win 2 tickets to the first Vodacom Super Rugby home game AND 2020 Super Rugby Jersey. pic.twitter.com/kmXdhWzawx
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) September 15, 2019
The Sharks have already confirmed the signings of Stormers and Springbok No 8 Sikhubuzo Notshe as well as Lions players James Venter and Madosh Tambwe and Maties flyhalf Jordan Chait.
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