South Africa international Coenie Oosthuizen signed by Sale Sharks

Coenie Oosthuizen has played 30 Tests for South Africa
Coenie Oosthuizen has played 30 Tests for South Africa

Sale Sharks have confirmed the signing of South Africa international Coenie Oosthuizen from Super Rugby club Sharks for the 2019/20 season.

Having started his career with South Africa Schools in 2007, Oosthuizen went on to play for South Africa Under 20 during the IRB Junior World Cup Championship in 2009. His Test debut came during 2012 against England and has gone on to play 30 games for the Springboks with his last appearance coming in November 2017.

"Coenie joining us, along with Lood is a huge statement of where we want to be, he is 130kg, can play on both sides of the scrum and has a skillset away from the set piece that is unique for a prop of his size," said Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond.

"He also has considerable experience playing with Akker Van Der Merwe at the Sharks so I think he will fit in perfectly at Sale. We look forward to welcoming him to Manchester later in the year ahead of the 19/20 Gallagher Premiership.”

His professional rugby debut though came for Toyota Cheetahs and was an integral part of the club in both the Currie Cup and Super Rugby after making 129 appearances. It was in 2016, he made a switch to Sharks making 33 appearances for the Durban outfit since then.

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