Springbok prop Oosthuizen buys into Sale project

Springbok prop Oosthuizen buys into Sale project

Coenie Oosthuizen became the second high profile South African rugby international within weeks to join English Premiership side Sale Sharks on Monday.

Coenie Oosthuizen
Photo: Steve Haag

The 30-year-old prop -- capped 30 times since making his Test debut against England in 2012 -- signed a three-year contract and will join Sharks after the conclusion of the 2019 Super Rugby season.

Oosthuizen follows lock Lood de Jager who signed last month, also on a three-year contract.

"Coenie joining us, along with Lood is a huge statement of where we want to be," said Sale's director of rugby Steve Diamond in a club statement.

"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.

"He also has considerable experience playing with (hooker) Akker Van Der Merwe at the Sharks so I think he will fit in perfectly at Sale."

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