Springbok and Sharks bug man Jean-luc du Preez have signed a loan deal with Sale Sharks.
Du Preez has signed a three month deal as cover for injured Tom Curry and will link up with the club this week.
Commenting on the signing, Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond said: “Jean-Luc will arrive on Friday and will join the squad in London before the Saracens fixture. He is part of the formidable Sharks back-row in South Africa and can play in all back three positions.
“He is 6ft 4” and 18 stone so a powerful athletic lad, and he will fit in well with the culture here at Sale and add to the winning mentality we are creating as we gain momentum this year.”