Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi signs new five-year deal with Sharks

Siya Kolisi will remain with the Durban based franchise until 2027
Siya Kolisi will remain with the Durban based franchise until 2027

Sharks have announced that South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has signed a new five-year contract that will keep him with the Durban based franchise until 2027.

The 30-year-old started his career with Western Province in 2011 and a year later moved to Stormers making his Super Rugby debut. He went on to feature for them in 118 Super Rugby games before making a switch to Sharks ahead of the 2021 season.

The news of Kolisi's contract extension follows after Sharks had already secured the signing of Eben Etzebeth, Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Vincent Tshituka for the next season.

Sharks will be facing Ulster in the final round of the United Rugby Championship at Kingspan Stadium on 21st May with both the teams already having qualified to the play-offs. However, Sharks have a chance to secure a home quarter-final berth and possibly a top two finish in the table.

“We got better with each game we played and obviously the last four games have given us momentum coming into this game, which is probably one of the crucial games of the competition," said Sharks head coach Sean Everitt.

“The guys have had a good week and we know we have to stand up to the physical challenge that Ulster are going to bring to us and bring to the table. But the guys are fully aware of what is expected from them.”