Signing alert! Sharks tie down FOUR key players

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The Sharks have confirmed a number of long-terms contract extensions for key members of their squad.

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Those to have put pen to paper on extending their stays in KwaZulu-Natal are lock duo Reniel Hugo and Emile van Heerden, prop Dian Bleuler and fullback Anthony Volmink.

Hugo and Van Heerden have both re-signed until 2025, while Bleuler and Volmink have committed until 2024.

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The contract extensions were all confirmed via social media, as the Durban outfit look to build their squad ahead of several high-profile arrivals in the off-season, including Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth, centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Lions duo Vincent Tshituka and Carlu Sadie.

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Volmink, 32, and Hugo, 31, are both relatively recent arrivals in Durban, but have plenty of experience under their belts.

Volmink has played for Griquas, Southern Kings, Lions and Boland, while Hugo had stints with Western Province and the Bulls, but spent the majority of his career with the Cheetahs.

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Meanwhile, Van Heerden, 21, is a former junior Springbok and has been on the Sharks’ books since 2020, while Bleuler, 22, joined the Sharks from Western Province in 2021.

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The Sharks are currently third in the United Rugby Championship (URC) with just one match to go – against Ulster on Friday, 20 May at 20:35 (SA time).

They are also in third place in the Currie Cup with two matches remaining.

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