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Durban Super Rugby franchise the Sharks have revealed that they are in talks with the City of Durban to play matches at the Moses Mabhida Stadium from 2017.

The Sharks have confirmed that while they are in discussions with the city no agreement has been concluded for a move to the new stadium next season.

“We enjoy an excellent relationship with officials from the eThekwini Municipality, and we are enthusiastic about their vision for the future of our city,”said Natal Rugby Union Chief Executive John Smit.

“We are excited about the prospects at Moses Mabhida Stadium, but have made it clear that any move would have to be in the best interests of The Sharks and its supporters. ”

“Before The Sharks board makes a final decision, we will conduct detailed consultations with important stakeholders like our sponsors, suiteholders and season ticket holders. This process will continue over the next few weeks.

“The city has given its full support to this position, and is looking forward to working with The Sharks in the future. ”

“We have been inspired by the eThekwini leadership’s commitment and professionalism, and are excited about the opportunities.”

The Moses Mabhida Stadium has a capacity of 54,000 while the Kings Park Stadium has a capacity of 52 000. Kings Park stadium was originally opened in 1958 but renovated in the 1990s.

Moses Mabhida Stadium was built for the 2010 Football World Cup.

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