Sharks' Baby Bok joins Rassie at Munster

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 10:45
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NEWS: Sharks prop Thomas du Toit is one of three new signings by Irish province Munster.

Du Toit, Rhys Marshall and Cathal Sheridan are the province's latest squad additions.

Du Toit will join the province on a three-month loan agreement - subject to being granted a valid work permit.

The 21-year-old, who can play both loosehead and tighthead prop, has represented the Barbarians and South Africa A, having also played in two Under-20 World Championships.

The Cape Town native has just completed his Currie Cup commitments with the Sharks and is expected to arrive at Munster in mid-October.

Hooker Rhys Marshall joins from Super Rugby side the Chiefs, after penning a three-year deal that will see him remain with the province until June 2019.  

Marshall, who has made 22 Super Rugby appearances, debuted against the Highlanders in 2013 and played his part in the Super Rugby-winning campaign that year.

The 23-year-old is now involved in New Zealand domestic competition, the National Provincial Championship, with Taranaki and has made 30 appearances for the province.  

A former New Zealand Under-20 player, the New Plymouth native will link up with Munster on completion of his NPC commitments, subject to obtaining a valid work permit.
 
UL Bohemians scrumhalf Cathal Sheridan, who completed his time with the province last May, returns to the fold in a short-term capacity.  

After making his debut in February 2013 against Edinburgh, the Sligo-man made 35 Munster appearances and now returns to the squad after signing a three-month contract.
 
"In certain positions we had to look at our short-term and long-term options in making sure we had adequate cover," Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus said.

"We are about to head into a fully loaded schedule across Europe and the Pro12 and needed to build on our depth in a few key areas so these short-term contracts will help in that regard.
 
"Additionally with injuries to Mike Sherry and Kevin O'Byrne, Rhys Marshall will help in the immediate future and looking beyond that he is a talented long-term prospect for such a pivotal position within our squad."

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