Sale Sharks: South Africa prop Coenie Oosthuizen to join on three-year deal

Coenie Oosthuizen

Sale have signed South Africa prop Coenie Oosthuizen on a three-year deal.

The 30-year-old will join from the Super Rugby side Sharks and is Sale’s latest Springbok recruit following Lood de Jager’s move.

Oosthuizen has won 30 caps for South Africa, making his debut against England in 2012 and last playing for the Springboks in November 2017.

“Coenie joining us, along with Lood, is a huge statement of where we want to be,” said Sale boss Steve Diamond.

He joins Sale’s growing South African contingent that includes scrum-half Faf de Klerk, fly-half Robert du Preez, centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg and hooker Akker van der Merwe.

“He is 130kg, can play on both sides of the scrum and has a skill set away from the set-piece that is unique for a prop of his size,” added Diamond.

“He also has considerable experience playing with Akker van der Merwe at the Sharks, so I think he will fit in perfectly at Sale.”

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