Sharks snap up second Saracen

2014-12-23 00:00

THE Sharks have retained the services of another international player for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

According to the Saracens website, New Zealand-born wing Jack Wilson is set to join the Durban outfit with immediate effect from his current club Saracens in the United Kingdom.

Speaking to the club’s website, Saracens director of rugby Mike McCall confirmed Wilson’s departure from the club.

“Jack has made an excellent impression, but he would like to return to the southern hemisphere and seize this opportunity in South Africa. Our policy is always to align the interests of the club with the interests of the player, and we will not stand in his way,” McCall said.

Wilson joined the British club in December 2012 and has gone on to score six tries in 19 games. The Saracens are currently fourth on the English Premiership log having won six of their 10 matches so far this season.

Before joining Saracens, Wilson played for New Zealand club Bay of ­Plenty and has also represented the New Zealand Sevens side.

With Sharks outside-centre Paul Jordaan out injured with a hip injury in the Currie Cup and the likes of Tonderai Chavhanga needing constant management with knee problems, the Kiwi wing will boost the depth of the Sharks squad.

Wilson joins the Sharks alongside South African-born Saracens and ­England lock Mouritz Botha, who’s signing was confirmed at the beginning of the month.

Sharks assistant coach Sean Everitt told The Witness that Wilson had spent two weeks with the side during their preseason preparations but was unable to confirm if Wilson had signed a contract with the Durban side.

Sharks CEO John Smit could not be reached to officially confirm the signing at the time of going to print.

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