The 18-year-old centre has been a standout for Paul Roos, and also represented WP XV at the U18 Craven Week in Cape Town this year, but he will now make the move up to the Durban-based Sharks.


Julius, who was selected for the SA Schools A side, has the nickname ‘the boogie man’, and was welcomed as a new signing by the Sharks this week.

Check out the clips that have certainly got people talking about the Sharks’ new signing:


Meanwhile, the Sharks are set to get their URC season underway against Zebre in Parma on Friday.

The Sharks are led by captain Thomas du Toit, with Boeta Chamberlain named at flyhalf, while Fred Zeilinga will be providing cover off the bench.

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Janse van Rensburg, who joined from Sale Sharks, makes his first official start, partnering with Ben Tapuai in midfield.

Tighthead prop Carlu Sadie and lock Justin Basson have been named on the bench and could also make their first official appearances for the Sharks.

“Preparations have gone well, apart from the injuries picked up by Curwin Bosch and Lionel Cronje, but Boeta showed enough in those pre-season friendlies against the Lions and Stormers that he’s ready to take over the No 10 jersey,” said coach Sean Everitt.

“Zebre will be a tough nut to crack at home,” he admits. “They put on a good performance against Leinster last weekend [going down 33-29] and I don’t think anyone would have believed the game would be so close; they were unfortunate not to get the result.

“We’re under no illusions as to what we’re facing on Friday night and we know this competition is unforgiving as some of the teams found out in the first weekend’s action.”

Sharks – 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Werner Kok, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Thaakir Abrahams, 10 Boeta Chamberlain, 9 Grant Williams, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Dylan Richardson, 6 James Venter, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Gerbrant Grobler, 3 Thomas du Toit (c), 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ntuthuko Mchunu.
Subs: 16 Dan Jooste, 17 Dian Bleuler, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Justin Basson, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Fred Zeilinga, 23 Marnus Potgieter.

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Zebre – 15 Richard Kriel, 14 Pierre Bruno, 13 Erich Cronjé, 12 Enrico Lucchin, 11 Simone Gesi, 10 Tiff Eden, 9 Chris Cook, 8 Taina Fox-Matamua, 7 MJ Pelser, 6 Luca Andreani, 5 Leonard Krumov, 4 David Sisi (c), 3 Ion Neculai, 2 Luca Bigi, 1 Paolo Buonfiglio.
Subs: 16 Giampietro Ribaldi, 17 Juan Pitinari, 18 Muhamed Hasa, 19 Joshua Furno, 20 Gabriele Venditti, 21 Alessandro Fusco, 22 Franco Smith Jr, 23 Jacopo Trulla.



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