Ox Nche will join the Sharks after his contract with the Cheetahs expires in October.
The 24-year-old loosehead prop, who earned a Test cap for the Springboks against Wales last year, has been earmarked as a replacement for Beast Mtawarira by the Sharks.
A portion of Nche’s salary will be paid by SA Rugby, according to Rapport newspaper, as he is regarded as a Player of National Interest (Poni).
Meanwhile, Blitzboks star Werner Kok will join the Sharks after next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The 26-year-old is currently with Toulouse in France as a World Cup joker.
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