Sale Sharks and Stade Francais have secured the signatures of four South Africans on a short term contract.
Robert has signed a 3 month contract and will arrive in the UK this week to prepare with the squad for the upcoming block of Gallagher Premiership games.
Sale Sharks’ Director of Rugby Steve Diamond said, “Rob comes with an outstanding CV and will be a fantastic injury replacement for AJ MacGinty. He arrives at the end of this week for three months.
I have been very impressed with Kieran Wilkinson who has done a great job stepping in at ten, but with some important games coming up, Rob will bring more experience to our squad.
“We look forward to welcoming him to the North West of England.”
Former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer Stade Francais has also secure three Bulls players in Hanro Liebenberg, lock Hendre Stassen and scrumhalf Andre Warner on a short term contracts.
They will be back for the start of the 2019 Super Rugby competition.
Personally I am not a fan of this, to many players come back injured or overplayed which then leave the home franchise struggling.