Sanele Nohamba moves from Sharks to Lions

Sanele Nohamba in action for the Springbok Green team at Newlands on October 3, 2020.

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  • Sanele Nohamba moved from Sharks to Lions
  • The No 9 has signed a three-year contract with the Johannesburg-based franchise
  • Nohamba has fallen down the pecking order for the Sharks, who have a pool of talented scrum-halves at their disposal.

After dropping the pecking order at the Sharks, scrum half Sanele Nohamba has completed her spell at the Lions.

According to Report, Nohamba has signed a deal that will keep him with the Johannesburg-based franchise for three years.

Nohamba quickly made a name for himself when he burst onto the scene in 2019 when he played Currie Cup rugby for the Sharks for the first time.

The following year it moved to Super Rugby, with the Sharks top of the tournament log before the Covid-19 pandemic ultimately saw it cancelled.

Nohamba has also been invited to a Springbok roster camp ahead of the 2021 British and Irish Lions series.

The 23-year-old, who represented the South African U20 side on five occasions, saw himself fall out of favor at the Sharks last year with the emergence of Jaden Hendrikse, among others.

Recently, however, Grant Williams and Cameron Wright have also been selected ahead of Nohamba.

The Lions also have excellent scrum-half stocks in the form of Morne van den Berg, Andre Warner and Nico Steyn all playing at various times for the franchise.

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