Sharks snap up Potgieter
Fly-half set to make the switch from the Bulls
Last Updated: July 14, 2010 7:59am
Potgieter: Off to the Sharks
The Sharks look to have finally solved their fly-half issues with the signing of Jacques-Louis Potgieter from the Bulls.
The Natal-based franchise was dogged by problems at No.10 last season after Juan Martin Hernandez was injured and Steve Meyer opted to retire on the eve of the 2010 Super 14 campaign.
England fly-half Andy Goode was recruited on a short-term basis to fill in but he had already agreed to move to Worcester, while Ruan Pienaar has signed a deal with Ulster.
However the Sharks have now moved to bring Potgieter to the club after the end of the Currie Cup.
The 25-year-old, who can also play at full-back or in the centres, has previously played for the Cheetahs and has set his sights on playing at the World Cup.
Potgieter, who is behind Morne Steyn in the pecking order at the Bulls, is now hoping regular first-team action at the Sharks will force his way into the Springboks squad.