The Sharks have announced the signing of Waratahs loose-forward Jacques Potgieter on a two-year contract. Potgieter is no stranger to the Sharks, having played his junior rugby in Durban. Over the last few years he has made steady progress up the ranks with his sheer physical presence and explosiveness, which resulted in a Springbok call-up in 2012.
In 2014, he was instrumental in the Waratahs victorious Super Rugby campaign. Confirming his signing, The Sharks CEO John Smit said: ‘Jacques is a great acquisition for the Cell C Sharks. He has been hugely impressive for the Waratahs and will add significant value and depth to our loose trio. We look forward to welcoming him back to Durban.’ Potgieter added: ‘I am really looking forward to joining the Cell C Sharks. This is the place where I played all my junior rugby and where everything started for me. I have great memories of my time in Durban and I am keen to contribute to the team’s ambitions in 2016.’
Jacques will officially join the KwaZulu-Natal franchise in early 2016 for the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.