Sharks sign David McDuling

McDuling says he's excited to join the Sharks and is looking forward to an exciting time at the club.

FILE: McDuling he is excited to join the Sharks and he is looking forward to an exciting time at the club. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The Sharks today announced the signing of Reds lock, David McDuling, who will join the team until the end of 2016, the statement said.

McDuling made his Super Rugby debut in 2014 against the Crusaders and has since amassed a total of 12 Super Rugby caps for the Reds.

He also won the inaugural season of the National Rugby Championship with Brisbane City.

The Sharks Director of Rugby, Gary Gold said McDuling will definitely bolster the team and play an important role for them.

"He has huge potential and is an exciting prospect. At the Reds, he played behind the Wallaby captain James Horwill and gained some valuable experience.

"He will certainly bolster our depth at lock and we look forward to welcoming him to the Sharks family."

McDuling said he is excited to join the Sharks and he is looking forward to an exciting time at the club.

"I'm excited to be joining the Sharks at this stage of my career. After speaking with Gary, I cannot wait to contribute to a successful Sharks team starting with the upcoming Currie Cup. The opportunity to live in a great city such as Durban and play for the Sharks was one I did not hesitate to take."

He will arrive in Durban next week to join the Sharks for their pre-season training ahead of the start of the Currie Cup tournament.