Sale Sharks have announced that England prop Bevan Rodd has signed a new three-year contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.
Rodd came through the Sale Sharks academy and made his professional rugby debut against Northampton Saints in a Premiership Rugby Cup and has gone on to make close to 80 appearances for the club.
The 23-year-old, who was also eligible to represent Scotland, represented England at U16s, U18s, U20s and full international level before making his Test debut in 2021. He has won six Test caps for England and was part of their World Cup campaign in France last year.
“There was never any doubt about wanting to stay. This club means a lot to me, I get to play rugby with some of my best mates every day, and I know it’s the best place for me to develop my game and grow on and off the field," he told the club's official website.
“We’ve shown we can compete for the big trophies and I’m really excited to see what this group can achieve together in the years to come.”
Sharks Director of Rugby Alex Sanderson is delighted with Rodd remaining with the club for another three seasons.
“Bevan will play for the British and Irish Lions – I’m really confident about that. He’s one of the most talented looseheads I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with and I’ve been lucky to work with a few.
“He had to improve his set-piece and a lot of that comes with age, size and weight. You can see from his performances in the World Cup and this season so far that he’s done that.
“He plays like a back-rower but I think his x-factor is the energy that he brings to the team when he runs onto the field. It’s characters that win you trophies and you can see how much fight and desire Bevan has to win with this club."