Zeilinga joins Cheetahs as Pietersen joins the Sharks

Durban based Super Rugby franchise have announced that flyhalf Fred Zeilinga has been given an early release from his contract to join the Free State Cheetahs ahead of the start of the Currie Cup tournament.

Confirming his departure, The Sharks CEO John Smit said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Fred for his commitment and dedication to the Cell C Sharks over the past few years. We wish him every success for this new chapter in his career and we look forward to seeing him further progress in Bloemfontein.”

Meanwhile the Sharks have announced the signing of Cheetahs fullback Joe Pietersen, who will join the Durban franchise at the end of May.

“This seasoned campaigner brings with him a wealth of experience and an astute knowledge of the game. In amongst his role will be to provide the necessary mentorship and guidance to the talented young players in our Currie Cup squad, namely Innocent Radebe and Garth April,” said the Sharks in a statement. 

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