Super Rugby

Sharks duo pack bags, head abroad

Garth April (Gallo Images)
Garth April (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Sharks have confirmed on social media the departures of fullback Garth April and prop Ross Geldenhuys.

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On their official Twitter account, the Durbanites thanked April and Geldenhuys for their contributions to the franchise and wished them well on their future endeavours.

When quizzed by fans as to where the duo were headed, the Sharks replied that Geldenhuys will be "leaving to New Zealand".

Geldenhuys has had previous ties in New Zealand, where he played ITM Cup rugby for Tasman and signed for the Highlanders for their 2015 Super Rugby season before returning to South Africa.

Meanwhile, 27-year-old April is "heading over to Japan Top League team, NTT Shining Arcs".

The Sharks were beaten 40-10 by the Crusaders in the Super Rugby quarter-finals in Christchurch last weekend.

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Robert du Preez's men are currently gearing up for the upcoming Currie Cup season where they take on the Blue Bulls on August 25 in Durban in their tournament opener.

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