Springbok center Lukhanyo Am has proven to be a huge success in Japan but will now return to South Africa where he will look to help the Sharks win the United Rugby Championship.
The 28-year-old World Cup winner is expected to return to Durban this week after being cleared play for the Steelers for two months. During that time, Am played an important role in the team’s performance and signed with a try against the Shining Arcs on Sunday night.
Am’s return will be a big boost for the Sharks, who in the absence of midfielder Bok have mixed and matched their midfielders.
And manager Sean Everitt will be delighted that the World Cup winner returns and will be available for selection for the final round-robin of the United Rugby Championship team against Ulster in Ireland next Friday.
the Sharks are third in the points ranking with 56 points and a win in Ireland could take them to second place, behind Leinster, who is not getting caught. Munster, who are second, also have 56 points and will face Leinster in their last game.
In fourth place are the Stormers, or 56, in fifth the Ulster with 55 and in sixth the Bulls with 53 points.
Everything is ready for an exciting and very intriguing final round of matches before the quarter-finals.
Am will also return to Durban this week after learning the news that he may have a new midfield partner next season following the Sharks’ signing of a Springbok. Rohan Janse van Rensburg, who joined Sale Sharks.