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Hernandez joins the Sharks

Argentina fly-half Juan Martin Hernandez has completed his move to the Sharks, the South African Super 14 side confirm today.

Argentina fly-half Juan Martin Hernandez has completed his move to the Sharks, the South African Super 14 side confirmed today. Hernandez, who can also play at fullback, has signed a 12-month deal after ending his six-year association with the French club Stade Francais. "He will be a massive boost to the Sharks' backline, bringing with him a wealth of international experience and an impressive kicking game," the Sharks coach John Plumtree said on his club's official website. The statement added that the contract of the 26-year-old includes a coaching role at the club's academy, where he will spend time with junior players at grass-roots level. Hernandez won the Top 14 championship with Stade in 2004 and 2006 and was one of the standout players in the 2007 World Cup finals held in France, leading the Pumas to a third-placed finish.

He is the fourth Argentinian to play for the Sharks, after Jorge Allen, Federico Mendez and Nicolas Miranda. * PA Sport