With the rumours flying around that Bulls coach is in search of some quality players the Sharks have confirmed that they have signed their Springbok Jean-Luc Du Preez.
The flank was on Mitchell list of players he was looking to pull to the capital for next year’s Super Rugby competition.
Mitchell has struggled in his first year in charge of the Bulls ending last in the South African conference.
According to recent media reports, the New Zealander had requested R90 million from the Gauteng side’s board to lure young Du Preez to the Pretoria outfit, while also showing his interest in Springboks Duane Vermeulen (unattached), Schalk Brits (unattached), Frans Malherbe (Stormers) and Junior Boks star Wandisile Simelane (Golden Lions).
But in an interview with The Witness, Sharks communications manager Novashni Chetty confirmed that Du Preez was staying in Durban.
Seems like Micthell will need to go look elsewhere for players now