SOUTH African rugby side The Sharks has signed Zimbabwean born star Tinotenda Mavesere.
The 22-year-old star is currently in camp with the Sables – the Zimbabwe senior men’s team – but will link up with the Sharks next month.
The KwaZulu-Natal side have placed great emphasis in the recruitment of new players in recent weeks and months, the highest profile of which have been Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and his former Stormers team-mate Bongi Mbonambi.
Mavesere was a standout star for the University of Western Cape in their Varsity Cup campaign this season, scoring some memorable tries – and earning the nickname “The Driller”.
In a tweet confirming the signing the rising star’s management team said:
We are delighted to finally be able to announce that loose forward Tinotenda Mavesere (22) has signed a two-year contract with the Sharks. Tino recently joined the F7 team after sterling performances in the @varsitycup Cup for @UWCSport.#TheDriller#WeCheerForYou pic.twitter.com/SxGWSKWDuz
— F7 Sports Management (@F7Sport1) June 8, 2021
The player joins The Sharks almost three years the rugby team parted ways with Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira following his retirement.