Fullback Aphelele Fassi is among the latest players to have extended their contracts at the Sharks until the end of the 2023 season.
This comes after announcements that a host of Springboks – including Sbu Nkosi, Makazole Mapimpi, Lukhanyo Am, Curwin Bosch and Sikhumbuzo Notshe – had all committed to the union among a spree of confirmed re-signings in Durban.
Since making a try-scoring senior debut in the 2018 Currie Cup, Fassi has forced his way into the Sharks lineup. The 22-year-old started all seven of the Sharks’ matches in the 2020 Super Rugby season, scoring three tries and was touted as a potential Springbok call-up before the season was halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fassi’s signature means the Sharks have effectively managed to retain a core of the squad that was leading the Super Rugby standings.
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) August 27, 2020
The Sharks also confirmed that flank James Venter, who joined the side from the Lions for the 2020 season, has signed on until 2023. The 24-year-old is making a cracking start to his career in Durban, impressive with his high work rate on defence and proving to be a menace at the breakdown.
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) August 28, 2020
25-year-old loosehead prop Mzamo Majola has also extended his contract until 2023, while lock Ruben van Heerden, who joined the side from the Vodacom Bulls, has signed a new contract until 2022.
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) August 25, 2020
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) August 26, 2020
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