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New deal delights De Klerk

31st December 2018, 15:59 by Jack Ogalbe

South Africa scrum-half Faf de Klerk says he is humbled by Sale's offer to extend his contract until 2023.

The 27-year-old joined the Sharks in May 2017 and has gone on to make 34 appearances, scoring 146 points in the process.

De Klerk's form saw him nominated for both the Premiership and World Rugby player of the year awards and the club have now tied him down to a new four-year deal.

Director of rugby Steve Diamond has described the Springbok half-back as "truly world-class" and the former Golden Lions star says he is delighted to be staying at the AJ Bell.

"It's humbling to know a club wants to extend your contract," he said. "I would not have re-signed if I did not enjoy it here in the north west and really do believe in what we are trying to achieve here at Sale."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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