Dixon answers Sharks’ SOS
30 Aug 2012
The Sharks have signed hooker Pieter Dixon for the rest of the Currie Cup.
With Bismarck du Plessis injured while on Springbok duty and Craig Burden called up to the Test squad, the Sharks are struggling in their hooker department. Former Bath, Stormers and WP hooker Dixon will now help ease their crisis as he’ll provide back-up for third-choice Monde Hadebe.
Dixon, who is now 34 years old, spent seven years at English club Bath before returning to his home province KZN, where he got married last June. Before his stint in Europe, he featured for the Stormers in the Super 12 and WP in the Currie Cup from 2001-2005.
Dixon’s last competitive match was John Smit’s testimonial game at Kings Park at the end of June. He’s expected to feature in the Sharks’ match 22 for their game against the Cheetahs in Durban on Saturday.