1 Nov 2011
Sharks flyhalf Frederic Michalak has revealed that he wants to resurrect his Test career with a return to France.
According to French daily newspaper Lâ€™Equipe, the 29-year-old wants to move back to his homeland to compete for a place in the French national squad. With new France coach Philippe Saint-Andre succeeding Marc Lievremont, there is an opportunity for Michalak to add to his 54 Test caps. He last played for France during the 2010 Six Nations.
‘I know they [the Sharks] would like to extend my contract but I want to come back to Europe next summer because I want to play with Les Bleus again and that is easier when you play in Europe,’ said Michalak.
Michalak joined the Sharks from Toulouse during the latter stages of Super Rugby rugby. He played through the entire Currie Cup campaign and finished as the tournaments’ top scorer with 192 points.
Not altogether unhappy with this.
I for one really want Lambie to get stuck into that 10 jersey.
It will have an impact on the Sharks depth next year but with Viljoen coming in and able to play 10, I think we’ll be ok in this posi.
Centres? Different story.
Tim Whitehead signs from province to sharks….
15 Joe Pietersen
14 Tim Whitehead
13 Johaan Sadie
12 Paul Bosch
11 Dylan Des Fountain
10 Lionel Cronje
9 Conrad Hoffman
8 Robbie Diack
7 Francois Louw
6 Pieter Mybrugh
5 Francois Van Der Merwe
4 Justin Melck
3 Brian Mujati
2 Schalk Brits
1 JD Moller
Joe Van Niekerk
CJ Van Der Linde
Neil De Kock
All these players still play rugby and have left the union… peter grant also plays in japan half the year and so does jaque fourie… this is getting ridiculous
So many young stormers players have left… what is going on…
Who have we signed in? Van den heever, liebenberg came back and JDV came back from stints abroad
Well you know what they say, better to have a froggie than a JLP.
Former Springbok Stefan Terblanche has left the Sharks and signed a short-term deal with Irish club Ulster, the Durban franchise has confirmed.
The 36-year-old was in the final year of his contract at Kings Park, with his departure ending a near 12-year association with the union, dating back to 1999 when he made his debut.
“Stefan has left us and signed a three-month contract with Ulster,” Sharks commercial manager Rudolf Straeuli said on Tuesday.
Terblanche, who became the first player from the union to turn out in 100 Currie Cup matches earlier this season, played his last game for the team in the final of the competition at the weekend.
The defending champions went down 42-16 to the Lions in Johannesburg.
Terblanche was captain of the team when they won the Currie Cup last season.
The veteran back had a previous spell in the United Kingdom when he played for Welsh outfit Ospreys between 2003 and 2007.
Meanwhile, the Sharks also confirmed the signing of young centre Tim Whitehead from Western Province.
The Sharks said the 23-year-old, who made his breakthrough with the Stormers in the 2010 Super Rugby season, had signed a two-year deal in a move to Durban.
@Rhys7(Rhys7)-2: WP is the only union capable of doing this and still being competitive. I wonder if these players could of been the difference between champions and finalists/semi-finalists.
There is still time for us to sign players. I hope they open the checkbook soon.
@Rhys7(Rhys7)-2: Who did JD Moller sign with?
Who do we need?
An experienced, grizzled Prop.
A quality fetcher.
Young up and coming Fullback.
perhaps he may have been the difference between france being a world cup winning team rather than runners up…but we’ll never know…
@Sasuke(Sasuke)-4: Finally Stefan is gone. How bloody long has it taken for him to go. Finally now we can start plugging the gaps in the midfield. I’m not convinced by Plum as a coach. He is one-dimensional and has no grasp of tactics.
Good to see the Sharks addressing their weaknesses by recruiting Whithead, thanks to Terblanche for a his man years of serivce to the team but it’s good to see that he has bowed our gracefully, even though many would believe it’s a little too late.
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