Sale Sharks sign Springbok Coenie Oosthuizen on three year deal

The Springbok prop will join Sale Sharks on a three year deal next season. Photo by Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images/Getty Images

South Africa forward Coenie Oosthuizen has signed for Sale Sharks on a three year contract, the club announced Monday.

The prop, 30, who has won 30 senior international caps, will leave the Cell-C Sharks and join the Gallagher Premiership club at the start of next season.

"Coenie joining us, along with Lood is a huge statement of where we want to be, he is 130kg, can play on both sides of the scrum and has a skillset away from the set piece that is unique for a prop of his size," said Sale Director of Rugby Steve Diamond in a statement.

"He also has considerable experience playing with Akker Van Der Merwe at the Sharks so I think he will fit in perfectly at Sale. We look forward to welcoming him to Manchester later in the year ahead of the 19/20 Gallagher Premiership."

Oosthuizen will join former teammate and fellow Springbok Lood de Jager who also signed for the club ahead of next season.

Sale have also signed South African internationals Robert du Preez and Akker van der Merwe, who will link up with their new team if not selected for the World Cup squad in Japan.