Sale Sharks have signed South Africa scrum-half Faf de Klerk
The 25-year-old joins on a three-year deal
Klerk has won 11 caps for his country since his debut against Wales
Sale have secured a major transfer coup with the signing of South Africa scrum-half Faf de Klerk.
The 25-year-old Springbok made his Test debut last year and went on to earn 11 caps in 2016 – starting nine times.
With Mike Phillips retiring at the end of the season and Peter Stringer out of contract, Sale had been looking for a new number nine as an alternative to the returning Will Cliff next season.
“I’m made up he’s decided to join us,” said director of rugby Steve Diamond.
“He is tenacious with a fantastic work rate – he dictates the tempo and direction of the game and I think he will fit in well both with our style of play, and with a young, ambitious squad.
“He’s young but has massive experience and this will be crucial in helping us to build on the foundations we have put in place this year.”