My professional career began in The North of England at the newly rebranded “Sale Sharks”. They were previously “Sale”. Went on to become just “Sharks”. The nomenclature isn’t particularly of relevance to this article.
Toulon's outgoing head coach Richard Cockerill is not mourning over Leigh Halfpenny's departure to New Zealand to join the British and Irish Lions as the Top 14 club lost the 2016-17 finals to Clermont by 22-16 at Stade de France on Sunday.