Sharks confirm Stevens signing


The Sharks have confirmed the signing of former England international and current Saracens prop Matt Stevens, on a two-year deal on Tuesday.

Sport24 earlier reported that Stevens may have been lured to the Durban-based franchise in time for their Super Rugby campaign, but it has emerged that Durban-born Stevens will officially join the Sharks in August 2014, ahead of the start of the Currie Cup competition.

Confirming the signing, Sharks CEO, John Smit said: “Matt’s versatility on both sides of the scrum and his experience makes him a great acquisition to our squad. We look forward to welcoming him to The Sharks family.”

“Matt has a burning desire to be a part of our Currie Cup campaign and is a great signing for us,” added director of rugby, Jake White.

“With our front row being unavailable during the latter part of the year, due to Springbok commitments, Matt’s experience and knowledge will prove invaluable and the youngsters in our squad can take confidence from having a senior guy in the front row.”

  12 comments for “Sharks confirm Stevens signing

  1. avatar
    February 19, 2014 at 10:15 am
    Good move this by the Sharks.

    Brings in a old campaigner and gives Jannie a rest as well.

    Should be able to mentor the young uns as well.


  2. avatar
    February 19, 2014 at 10:29 am
    @Methos The French Stormer:

    agree – Smit and white not born yesterday ;-)

    Can’t wait for the Sharks v Canes game to see where both teams really are at the moment.

  3. avatar
    February 19, 2014 at 11:06 am

    In other news we will be playing our 14’th game of the season on Saturday – whilst hunting for our 14’th victory. If we win on Saturday – we are going up a division, with 4 games still left.

    We have a points difference of 428. Good stuff.

    We had quite a few big victories – 92-0, 61-13, 51-3, 45-3, 45-5 etc.

    We are playing against the team that is third – so they need to win if they want to go up as well – since only the first 2 teams will be going up.

    Hold thumbs.


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    February 19, 2014 at 11:14 am
    @Methos The French Stormer:

    congrats on the season so far! Hope you can secure that promotion early!

    Are you going to any of the HC games in April? I will be at the Toulon vs Leinster game laugh
    Still trying to secure tickets for the Clermont vs Leicester game (any tips?)

    Would be nice to meet up for a cold one!

  5. avatar
    February 19, 2014 at 11:19 am
    I’m going to try and get tickets to the Toulon game for 6 April – will let you know.


  6. avatar
    February 19, 2014 at 11:24 am
    @Methos The French Stormer:

    while you at it I need 4 tickets for Clermont vs Leicester ;-)

  7. avatar
    February 19, 2014 at 11:36 am
    Again too mush fuzz is being made of this Sharks team and Jake the snake…..

    Every year the same shit and end in the same shit as well

  8. avatar
    February 19, 2014 at 11:37 am

    you are confusing the Sharks with the Stormers & the Waratahs ;-)

  9. avatar
    February 20, 2014 at 3:04 am
    Damn good signing… however it’s too late… who cares about the CC… Sharks need to be Super contenders and JDP needs less game time for them and the Boks cause…
  10. avatar
    February 20, 2014 at 3:05 am
    Congrats Methos!!!
  11. avatar
    February 20, 2014 at 6:24 am
    @JT_BOKBEFOK!: No JT no fuzz about Stormers, everyone knows they not gonna make it even the supporters we expect that with what we have at coaching.
  12. avatar
    February 20, 2014 at 6:26 am
    @JT_BOKBEFOK!: Read the RSA media, the Sharks just have to pitch up because god Jake the Snake has already won the thing for them.

    Even the players are getting into it now I see with the media.


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