Springboks utility back Frans Steyn has signed a three year deal with the Sharks after his contract with Racing Metro came to an end.
Steyn will join the Sharks from the 1st of July 2012 and may feature in the regular season but cannot play in the Play offs if the Sharks qualify due to SANZAR rules.
Sharks Commercial Manager Rudolf Straeuli says that while there was plenty of speculation over Steyn's move they had to wait until the deal was done before confirming it.
"I am pleased that we are able to assist SARFU in bringing back international star players such as Steyn and have him back playing rugby atKings Park," said Straeuli on the Sharks site.
"I am certain all our supporters will be delighted to see him wearing the black and white jersey once again."
Sharks CEO, Brian van Zyl added, "The present focus is on depth and ability to actively compete in every position in the squad so we are delighted to have Francois back with us to provide that strength in our backline, not to mention his accurate boot."
Sharks coach John Plumtree said that Steyn will bring contribute a lot to the team,"It is great to have him back with us as we did miss him."
"He was definitely an influential player when he left and he will again be that, so it is fantastic to have him with The Sharks."