Rainbow Cup

Sharks sign old boys Lionel Cronje, Cameron Wright and Khutha Mchunu

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Lionel Cronje of Toyota Verblitz in action in the Japanese Top League (Photo by Kaz Photography/Getty Images)
Lionel Cronje of Toyota Verblitz in action in the Japanese Top League (Photo by Kaz Photography/Getty Images)

The Sharks have strengthened the experience in their ranks after acquiring old boys Lionel Cronje, Cameron Wright and Khutha Mchunu for the upcoming Currie Cup. 

The Sharks will lose nine players to the Springboks at the end of this weekend's Rainbow Cup SA final round against the Bulls at Kings Park.

They will also be without five Under-20 players who will join the Junior Springboks for matches against  Argentina, Georgia and Uruguay this winter.

Flyhalf Cronje joins the Durban side from Japanese side Toyota Verblitz, whom he joined in 2017 after a stellar couple of seasons for the Southern Kings in Super Rugby.

Scrumhalf Wright also joined the ill-fated Kings before they were liquidated in 2020, which saw him and fellow Kings team-mates jobless following the Gqeberha franchise's collapse.

Meanwhile, prop Mchunu had a short-lived stay in Bloemfontein after moving from Durban to join the Cheetahs late last year. This also came days after they confirmed that tight-head Lourens Adriaanse has also returned to the Sharks from French club Pau. 

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