Sale Sharks confirm 33-man squad for remainder of 2019/20 season

Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond

Sale Sharks have confirmed the 33-man squad for the remainder of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season.

The squad sees departure of 10 players including England international Mark Wilson, Rob Webber, Nic Dolly, Joe Jones, Bryn Evans, Rouban Birch, Ciaran Booth, Teddy Leatherbarrow, Sam Dugdale, Matt Sturgess and James Williams.

Premiership Rugby earlier stated they are planning for a resumption on 15th August after the ongoing season was disrupted by the pandemic coronavirus and Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond expressed confidence on the squad available.

"The lads have really shown their togetherness in recent times and that has helped everyone at the club adapt and overcome the unique challenges we have faced during the pandemic," said Diamond.

"I’m proud of the squad we’ve built, and we all share the same ambition to finish the season as strongly as possible. It has been fantastic to welcome Sam Hill to Carrington this week, along with the imminent arrival of Cobus Weise.

"I’m sure the squad we have put together will push us even closer to achieving our goals. We’re currently planning to run with a 33-player squad, complimented by an exceptionally talented group of senior academy players.

"The lads are chomping at the bit to get back to rugby and we’re all looking forward to resuming the season as soon as it is safe to do so."

Sale Sharks squad for 2019/20 season:

Forwards – Ross Harrison, Valery Morozov, Coenie Oosthuizen, Jake Cooper-Woolley, Will-Griff John, Akker Van Der Merwe, Curtis Langdon, Cameron Nield, Lood de Jager, Josh Beaumont, James Phillips, Matt Postlethwaite, Cobus Wiese (subject to work visa), Ben Curry, Tom Curry, Jono Ross, Jean-Luc du Preez, Daniel du Preez.

Backs – Faf de Klerk, Will Cliff, Gus Warr, Kieran Wilkinson, Rob du Preez, AJ MacGinty, Sam James, Luke James, Sam Hill, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Denny Solomona, Marland Yarde, Byron McGuigan, Arron Reed, Simon Hammersley.

Departing Players – Nic Dolly, Rob Webber, Joe Jones, Bryn Evans, Rouban Birch, Ciaran Booth, Mark Wilson, Teddy Leatherbarrow, Sam Dugdale, Matt Sturgess.