The Durban-based franchise have lost all three du Preez brothers this offseason, as well as Coenie Oosthuizen and Akker van der Merwe, with all five players making the move to the north-east of England to join Sale Sharks.
Centre Andre Esterhuizen has headed to Japan to join Munakata Sanix Blues and back row Philip van der Walt has linked up with Newcastle Falcons in the second tier of English rugby.
The Sharks also made a change at head coach, with Sean Everitt being promoted from their Currie Cup team to replace the departing Rob du Preez.
Everitt has now doubled down on promising Lions players by signing Tambwe, with the franchise having also lured back row James Venter from Johannesburg to Durban on Tuesday.
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Tambwe, 22, had a productive Currie Cup season with the Golden Lions, running in seven tries, while he was also a valuable player for the Lions in the 2018 Super Rugby season, matching that tally of seven tries.
The Zaire-native will be hoping that he can follow in the footsteps of S’bu Nkosi and kick on at the Sharks, with the soon-to-be Sharks teammate having been one of the standout players in South African rugby over the last 12 months and now an integral part of Rassie Erasmus’ 31-man World Cup squad.
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Makazole Mapimpi and Aphelele Fassi are also currently on the roster at the Sharks, in what is turning into one of the more dangerous back threes in Super Rugby.
RugbyPass also understands that Ox Nche and Sikhumbuzo Notshe are also firmly on the Sharks’ radar and could be the next signings confirmed by the franchise, whilst Rugby365 are also reporting that former Blitzbokke star Werner Kok and Henco Venter of the Cheetahs could also be on their way to Durban.
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