AJ Venter has re-signed with the Sharks.
Venter, writing on his website, AJVenter.com, also confirmed his retirement from rugby at the end of next year.
The Springbok loose-forward wrote that it was his ambition to make the World Cup squad through a strong Super 14 performance. If not, he would play out the year in the Currie Cup and then call it a day.
Venter also talks about his recovery from a knee operation that ruled him out of the last weeks of the Currie Cup and the end of year Bok tour.