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Cell C Sharks welcome Willie Le Roux

The attacking fullback boasts an impressive try-scoring strike rate with seven touch-downs in test matches.

FILE: Springboks's Willie Le Roux. Source: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Springbok fullback, Willie Le Roux will join the Cell C sharks from Super Rugby 2016.

Sharks CEO John Smit said, "Willie is an excellent acquisition for the Cell C Sharks. He is a game-breaker who has shown on numerous occasions his class and ability to turn defence into attack. He will certainly strengthen and add great value to our backline."

The attacking fullback boasts an impressive try-scoring strike rate with seven touch-downs in test matches and a notable win record of 76 percent at international level.

Smit added, "We are delighted that he has accepted our offer to ply his trade in Durban and look forward to welcoming him to the Sharks family."

Le Roux commended the Cheetahs for their contributions to his success thus far saying, "Firstly I would like to start by saying that the past four seasons has been one amazing ride and that I will forever be grateful to the Cheetahs for the opportunities that they afforded me."

He says the move is like a new challenge for him and feels the time he spends with his soon-to-be-previous team is a great experience.

Regarding his new family, Le Roux says their interest in him is humbling and he looks forward to playing with the Sharks's quality players.