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Sale Sharks Sign Springboks Scrum-Half Faf De Klerk

Sale Sharks CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: Faf de Klerk of South Africa during the International Match between Wales and South Africa at the Principality Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Sale Sharks finished their season on a high with a final-day victory over Bath, and the Premiership outfit have already started to build ahead of next season.

They have now confirmed the signature of South African scrum-half Faf de Klerk, as a replacement for the outgoing Mike Phillips and Peter Stringer.

The 25-year-old has been capped for the Springboks 11 times since making his debut against Ireland last June.

It has today been announced that he will join the club on a three-year deal.

ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 19: Faf de Klerk of South Africa in action during the international match between Italy v South Africa at Stadio Olimpico on November 19, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Sharks’ Director of Rugby, Steve Diamond, spoke of his delight at the acquisition.

“He is tenacious with a fantastic work rate – he dictates the tempo and direction of the game and I think he will fit in well both with our style of play, and with a young, ambitious squad.

“He’s an unbelievable ball carrier, has a solid kicking game and he is exciting around the pitch. He sees the weakness in his opposition and can leverage this to his advantage. He’s young but has massive experience and this will be crucial in helping us to build on the foundations we have put in place this year.”

This follows the signings of Josh Strauss and Jono Ross, as the Sharks aim to work their way back up the table next year.

Judging by de Klerk’s highlight reel, Sharks fans are in for a treat.

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