Sharks draft in Goode

England fly-half completes short-term switch

Last Updated: 18/02/10 7:40pm

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Goode: Sharks switch

Goode: Sharks switch

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Super 14 franchise the Sharks have secured the services of England and Brive fly-half Andy Goode on a short-term loan deal.

The 29-year-old will join up with the Durban-based club for their five-week tour of Australia and New Zealand which begins next week.

Goode, who has enjoyed spells at Leicester Tigers and Saracens in the Guinness Premiership, has been drafted in as cover for Juan Hernandez after the Argentine's season ended prematurely through injury.

As well as the loss of Hernandez, the Sharks were also dealt a blow at No.10 recently when promising fly-half Steve Meyer announced his surprise retirement.

Goode becomes the Sharks' second signing of the day after they also secured the services of Bulls second row Wilhelm Steenkamp on loan until the end of the Super 14 season.

Sharks coach John Plumtree is delighted with his new recruits, stating: "Bringing these two players to the Sharks has certainly bolstered our squad depth significantly as the pair come with a huge amount of experience and will bring something special to the team.

"Andy Goode's reputation at Leicester and for England speaks for itself and,

to take a top quality competition like the Super 14 seriously, you need top

quality players like him."

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