England star Danny Cipriani has signed a new two year deal at Sale Sharks. The 27-year-old fly-half has rejected the advances of French giants Toulon in what is a massive boost for Steve Diamond's side.
I'm really thrilled about signing the new deal and looking forward to the future."
"I am delighted to have put pen to paper at last and signed the new deal," said Cipriani.
"We've got some great young talent at the club with players like Mike Haley, Will Addison, Tommy Taylor, Ross Harrison and Josh Beaumont all having really come to the fore over the past year or so.
Mark Cueto has today announced he will be retiring at the end of the season.
The 35-year-old winger has been at Sale for 14 years, he's one of the club's all-time greats and the Premiership's record try scorer.
He's been explaining his decision to our sports correspondent David Chisnall:
Sale Sharks Mark Cueto speaks to David Chisnall about his decision to retire from rugby at the end of the season, and reveals that while he will miss playing, he's looking forward to skipping training and having a beer.
Sale Sharks' Mark Cueto has announced he will retire from playing at the end of the current season.Read the full story ›
Danny Cipriani has been selected for England's Six Nations squad. The Sale Sharks fly half said: “ I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to join up with the squad next week and look forward to training with them and developing my game. It’s a great chance for me to prove myself and hopefully get a chance to represent my country again. I would like to thank everyone at Sale Sharks for helping me make this happen.”
Former Sale Sharks forward and England international Andrew Sheridan has retired from rugby with immediate effect.Read the full story ›
Sale are back among the big boys of Europe.
They'll be playing in the newly formed European Champions Cup - the Champions League of Rugby Union.
But before then, their attention is firmly focussed on their Premiership campaign.
They kick off their season at home to Bath tomorrow.
Mike Hall reports:
Sale Sharks have announced the signing of former England flanker Magnus Lund.
Lund will return to Sale for his second spell after a six-year stint with French club Biarritz.
Manchester-born Lund, 31, was a member of Sale's Premiership title-winning team in 2006, having joined them four years previously.
He gained 10 Test caps and helped England's sevens team win a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
"I am delighted Magnus has signed for us.
"I gave him his debut back in 2002 and have followed his career down the years.
"He is a great signing for us and will fit in perfectly with our plans."
Sale fly-half Danny Cipriani has been named in the England squad to tour New Zealand.Read the full story ›
Sale Sharks' outside-half Danny Cipriani has been named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for March.