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Sale Sharks Announce Signing Of Springbok Lood De Jager

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Sale Sharks have announced the signing of Springbok Lood De Jager. 

De Jager will join up with Steve Diamond’s side ahead of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season after he finishes the current Super Rugby campaign with the Vodacom Bulls. If he is selected by Rassie Erasmus for South Africa’s World Cup campaign, the 26-year-old will join up with his new club after the showpiece event in Japan.

The powerful second-row has won 38 caps for South Africa while he also represented the Barbarians in December of last year.

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Steve Diamond Sale Sharks Director of Rugby Said:

“I am extremely pleased to secure the services Lood for the 2019/20 season. He is a world-class line-out operator with lots of experience at the highest level and offers a huge physical presence around the pitch. Lood’s signing is a statement of intent in our endeavour to become a force in the Gallagher Premiership and Europe over the next three years.”

Commenting on the recent announcement Lood said:

“Firstly it is a great honour for me to join Sale Sharks, they are a club with great tradition and really high ambitions and they are building something really special. It’s exciting to be a part of and I’m looking forward to joining up with the guys in Manchester later in the year.”

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Author: Sean McMahon

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