JP Pietersen is back in Black and White

JP Pietersen is back in Black and White

Earlier this week, the Sharks announced that club legend JP Pietersen would be joining their Currie Cup squad for the 2019 campaign.

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Pietersen, who served the franchise for more than a decade between 2005 and 2016, rejoined the Sharks in training this week.

The utility back made a name for himself in both the Currie Cup and Super Rugby formats. He racked up more than 150 appearances on his way to becoming a firm fan favourite for those who made their way to Growthpoint Kings Park on a weekly basis.

He earned himself a call up to the national team ahead of the 2006 Tri-Nations, where he made his debut against New Zealand. Pietersen went on to establish himself as a 1st XV starter, with Bryan Habana on the other wing, which lead the Springboks to world glory at the 2007 World Cup.

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The 32-year-old made his first move abroad in 2013, signing a three-year contract with Japanese Top League side, Panasonic Wild Knights. However, he still played a role in the Sharks setup up until the end of the 2016 Super Rugby campaign.

Pietersen made a permanent move away from the Durban based team heading into the 2017 season, signing a one-year contract with English side Leicester Tigers. He then switched to French giants Toulon for a two-year stay in the Top 14.

However, he is back home now and fans are extremely excited to see their hero in action again.

Bring it home boys!

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