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Sale Sharks has been going great guns.
They are being taken over by a new management that will hopefully invest new funds and help the team to reach top position in rugby across the continent. Sale Sharks has some great players on the team. George Nott is one such player who played a key role in the Under 20 championship of the country. The launch of the championship tournament was in style thanks to players like George Nott of Sale Sharks.
If you have followed the match you would have witnessed how George, in the role of a flanker, helped to score in the opening try. The game had been held at the Manchester City Academy stadium. Here the hosts were successful in overpowering Italy at a score of 48-10. The campaign kick started in a great way as a result of the opening try.
Steve Diamonds, the boss of the Sale Sharks team, is understandably happy that the team was able to beat their opponent team Newcastle and was able to secure a place in the European league.
There are pictures all over the forums and blogs that detailed the match held between these two clubs. Joe Ford was a key player who kicked the right penalties that helped his team to beat Newcastle.
Sale director was happy that Joe Ford had kicked the two crucial penalties in the second half that helped the team beat their opponent team. It has also helped Sale to secure a place in the European Champions Cup. Sale secured their win at a score of 21-15. The win of the team was at Kingston Park. It also helped the Sharks to secure the sixth place in the upcoming Premiership next season. Exeter then hammered Harlequins which in turn secured the sixth position for the Sharks. (more…)
Jeremy Butler has been appointed the new General Manager by the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Sale Sharks with the former chief executive of Tranmere Rovers beginning work on his new assignment this week itself.
The 46 year old was running a sports media business for 20 years before being appointed as the chief executive of the League Two club and he completely transformer the fortunes of the club in his short time there. During his time at the club, he was the leader of the commercial team that oversaw a drastic rise in season ticket sales as well as the commercial revenue for the club and the Sale Sharks are hopeful that he will be able to weave a similar kind of magic with them as well.
Jonny Kennedy, the managing director of the club said that the club has taken a strategic decision to bolster its off field operations and believe Jeremy Butler is the right man to be trusted with those ambitions and he will play a lead role as they try to achieve those goals. He added that Butler’s track record for engaging fans, successful marketing initiatives as well as bolstering the commercial activities were major reasons for his appointment and the board believes he will become a key asset for the team in the long run. (more…)
The first triumph of Sale Sharks came against Saracens since 2011.
They are trying to maintain the push of the play off as the penalty of the Alex Goode gave the Sarries a lead in the early but lead at the break was held by the hosts from Jonathan Mills and Sam Tuitupou. In the first half the Saracens were reduced to 13 men but the defence of Sale was firm.
Bonus point was earned by the visitors by the late attempt made by Richard Barrington as Mark Cueto was sin-binned later. Charlie Hodgson missed it because of injury. At full back, Chris Wyles was at the side back Goode came in for Hodgson. Lead which quite deserved was taken by the Sale at the AJ Bell Stadium. Goode was the person who put the lead ahead.
In the course of the week, Danny Cipriani has signed a deal of two years which is hailed as a brilliant show as the ball was handed to Tuitupou. Arms were not used by Jacques Burger during the mark of half an hour. Numerical advantage was not on the side of the Saracens. The forward which was showed by the Sale had tremendous brilliance and conversion made by Cipriani led to a lead by 11 point. (more…)
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Sale Sharks have announced the signing of Samoa international flanker TJ Ioane on a short term deal until the end of the season.
The 25 year old Samoan had been plying his trade with the Highlanders of the Super Rugby XV and playing provincially for Otago since 2011 and his transfer could be seen as a sort of a coup for the English club as several clubs were reported to be interested in signing him.
Ioane is a highly versatile player, capable of playing in a number of positions, especially at number eight. He made his debut for the national team against Canada last November and was a part of the Samoan side that lost to England at Twickenham Stoop. (more…)
Sale got an early Christmas present as the hooker of the team Tommy Taylor extended his contract for another year. The 22 year old is supposed to feature this year for the sharks after the knee surgery that he underwent this summer. He is going to return early in the New Year.
Tommy has long been projected as the English star having a lot of potential and maybe a star for future England. This has made a huge impact on the Sale Sharks as they landed a 6th position last season.
The news of the renewal of the deal is the kind of news that the director of Rugby Steve Diamond wanted to hear before the team faces a crucial match at Premiership against Exeter.
There is more hope that there will be more positive news about contracts for Sale as Diamond hopes to get some more new deals from several other players of his team who are out of contracts. These players include Danny Cipriani.
Diamond says that it is really great for them that Tommy has agreed to extend his contract for a year as he is a great player with very bright talent. Even though he got an injury while playing for England in the match against Barbarians last May, he has recovered from the injury now and they cannot wait for him to get back on the field now. Since he has given them one more year, they have agreed to see where he stands in a year’s time as per his career.
Even though Diamond is busy doing the retention talks, he is also taking small steps to his recruitment drive. He is thought to be very close to closing deals for a forward of Southern Hemisphere who has the experience of Super Rugby.