“Pocket Rocket” Faf de Klerk key to Sale bid for European title

Rohan Janse van Rensburg is predicting “pocket rocket” Faf de Klerk will deliver another remarkable one man show to take Sale Sharks into their first Heineken Cup semi-final with a unique tactic that offers the Springboks a way to unsettle the British and Irish Lions this summer. World Cup winner de Klerk was a constant Read More …

Beaumont ready to boost Sale title bid

Former captain Josh Beaumont is ready to help power Sale Sharks bid for the Gallagher Premiership title after more than nine months battling back from knee reconstruction. Steve Diamond, the Sale director of rugby, today revealed Beaumont, who was injured against Wasps last November, is ready to re-join the first team squad for the home Read More …

Take a knee row not worrying Diamond

Steve Diamond insists controversy generated by his South African players not taking a knee before the match with Harlequins is a “storm in a teacup” and will not distract the team as they prepare to face Gallagher Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday. South African Minister of Sports, Arts, and Read More …

Sale Sharks tap into Manchester City expertise in dealing with mid-week backlog

Sale Sharks have been tapping into Manchester City’s experience of dealing with rapid turnarounds between matches as they prepare for a return to Gallagher Premiership action that involves playing three rounds of mid-week fixtures. The heavy workload is needed to complete the remaining nine rounds of matches as the clubs clear the backlog of fixtures Read More …

London Irish coaches meet with Pep Guardiola to learn his coaching secrets

exclusive Nick Kennedy and the London Irish coaches will get an exclusive insight into what makes Pep Guardiola one of the world’s top managers after being invited watch Manchester City train. Kennedy, the Irish director of rugby, plus coaches Declan Danaher, Paul Hodgson and George Skivington will then sit down with the former Barcelona and Read More …