Rob Webber pens new deal with Sale Sharks

Rob Webber joined Sale Sharks in 2016
Rob Webber joined Sale Sharks in 2016

Sale Sharks have confirmed that former England international Rob Webber has penned a new deal with the Gallagher Premiership club.

The 32-year-old started his professional rugby with Leeds Tykes in 2002 and has played for Wasps and Bath Rugby before moving to Sale Sharks in 2016.

The 6ft hooker has scored six tries from 22 games this season and is third in the list of leading try-scorer for the club this campaign behind Denny Solomona and Chris Ashton with nine and eight touchdowns respectively.

"I’m really chuffed to have extended my stay in Manchester. It’s a great city, and my wife and I really enjoy living here. From a rugby point of view, it’s an exciting time to be a Shark," he told the official site of the club.

We’re learning every week, playing some good rugby and the squad are gaining a real understanding of what it takes to win at this level

“As the squad continues to grow, I’m confident we can challenge for honours. I’m enjoying my rugby and I’m pleased with Dimes’ and the coaches’ continued faith in me. It’s great to have signed an extension to my contract.”

Webber has played 16 Tests for England between 2012 and 2015 including three games during the 2015 World Cup and will now remain with the AJ Bell Stadium at least until the end of the 2020/21 season.

“We’re delighted that Rob has agreed to stay with us for a further season," said Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond.

"He has been fantastic over the last couple of seasons and has really come into his own since joining.

"He puts in a lot of hard work day in day out and is extremely committed to the club and our vision, he is an integral part of the pack that we are building here at Sale and the experience he has in the Gallagher Premiership is second to none.”

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