Joubert: set to move to durban franchise

2011-03-17 00:00

MARIUS Joubert, one of the forgotten men of South African rugby, is likely to end his playing career with the Sharks, writes JOHN BISHOP.

The 31-year-old former Springbok centre has been club rugby in France, turning out for Clermont Auvergne, but he is keen to return to South Africa. Rudolf Straeuli, the Sharks commercial manager, travelled to Europe over Christmas and said that a number of South Africans were keen to return home. Joubert, capped 30 times for the Boks, was one of them and, while the deal has not been finalised, it is expected that the centre will settle in Durban in June.

Indeed, Joubert could be available for the final weeks of the Super Rugby competition and would be a valuable addition to the Sharks Currie Cup squad.Joubert played Super Rugby for the Stormers and the Cheetahs before moving to France.

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