Wright leaves Sharks for Southern Kings

Wright leaves Sharks for Southern Kings

Cell C Sharks number nine Cameron Wright has become the second scrumhalf from the franchise to leave this month as he heads to the Eastern Cape and the Southern Kings.

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Wright joins former Sharks skipper Louis Schreuder who also left the franchise earlier in June and will head to Port Elizabeth from 1 September on a two-year deal.

The former Hilton College pupil has spent the majority of his career in Durban with two stints with the coastal franchise. These were broken up by a period in France with Montpellier between 2015 and 2017.

Kings backline coach Vuyo Zangqa confirmed the signing in a statement from the Pro14 side on Tuesday.

“We are excited to have Cameron Wright joining us,” he said. 

“We have been looking for a quality number nine, so we are very excited that he will be joining our group and becomes part of the Kings family. He is a very good player and we are excited and looking forward to his contribution to the side."

Wright will join another former Shark in Stefan Ungerer as they fight it out for the starting number nine berth in the Friendly City.

“What we have been looking for is an experienced halfback after having only had Stefan Ungerer in the 2019/20 season as the only experienced number nine available to us. 

"Stefan has made a great contribution, and now having someone with good experience behind them, like Cameron, also adding to our pool will take us to a higher level."

Wright played an important role for the Sharks over the years which resulted in a call-up to the Springbok alignment camp in 2018 and he will want to recreate that form in PE.

“Cameron will bring with him not only the experience, but quality skills like kicking and his footwork. We needed to have at least two quality scrumhalves whom the younger players like Josh Allderman and Gavin Mills will get to learn so much from, and they can take the baton from them," Zangqa added.

Despite losing both Wright and Schreuder the Sharks have got two talented young scrumhalves that can step up. Sanele Nohamba has already proved his worth at Super Rugby level and former World Rugby U20 World Cup Player of the Tournament nominee Jaden Hendrikse.

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