Fixtures - Top Bar

Dan Braid signs a new deal

Sale Sharks skipper Dan Braid has handed the Sharks a huge boost by signing a new one year contract with an additional agreement that he will then join the club’s coaching team.

"He provides a lot of knowledge and has a real presence all around the club. He's still got a year left in him as a player and he's a big leader on the field and its great to know that will then be transposed into our coaching team."

The 33-year-old former All Black, who has proved a key figure at Sale ever since joining the club from Auckland Blues in January 2013, will carry on his stellar playing career next season and then become an assistant coach with the Sharks.

Its a twin tonic and all the more timely coming ahead of Saturday's huge Premiership clash with Saracens.
Since arriving at Sale, Braid has proved one of the most important signings the club have made in years thanks to his inspirational leadership qualities and ferocious play from blindside flanker.

He was named as part of the Premiership's team of 2013/14 and has carried on that fine form this term and Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond said retaining Braid's services was a massive coup.

"We are absolutely delighted that Dan has signed on for another season as a player and that he will then will be coming on board as assistant coach", said Diamond.

"He provides a lot of knowledge and has a real presence all around the club. He's still got a year left in him as a player and he's a big leader on the field and its great to know that will then be transposed into our coaching team.

"Dan's settled in really well here ever since arriving and leads by example and he's got all the qualities that you want in a player."

For his part, Braid – whose captaincy and all-round knowledge of the game have been hailed by both Mark Cueto and Danny Cipriani amongst others – said he was delighted to be staying in Manchester.

And he said that his first two years at Sale had exceeded all of his expectations.

"Coming to Sale has worked out far better than even I could have imagined," Braid admitted. "When I arrived I was only on a six month contract and I was playing for my career to be honest.

"I knew what I could offer with my experience but to be here and to be made captain has been great.

"I really enjoy being at the club and its a great place to be involved in and I'm delighted to have signed the new deal to carry on playing and also to know that I'll be involved on the coaching side going forward."

TICKETS FOR THE NEXT HOME GAME AGAINST SARACENS ON SATURDAY 21st FEBRUARY IN AVIVA PREMIERSHIP ARE NOW ON SALE AND CAN BE PURCHASED BY PHONING 08444-994-994. YOU CAN ALSO BOOK ONLINE AT……https://www.eticketing.co.uk/salesharksrugby/default.aspx
IF YOU REQUIRE A CALL BACK PLEASE EMAIL YOUR NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER TO info@salesharks.com
 

Latest News

Whiteley hoping to lead Saracens starlets to glory in Singha 7s

Saracens scrum-half Tom Whiteley is hoping to use all his experience of competing at the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s to…

Topsy Ojo talks London Double Header memories

With six weeks to go until London Irish lock horns with Harlequins in the iconic London Double Header at Twickenham,…

Topsy Ojo

Toby Flood hopes to bring ruthless streak to Newcastle Falcons

Toby Flood is hoping to help give Newcastle Falcons the ruthless streak required to push them further up the Aviva…

Toby Flood

Aviva Premiership Rugby set for changes after six law amendments added to global trial

Aviva Premiership Rugby will be part of the global trial for six new law amendments after the World Rugby Executive…

Alex Lewington hopes London Irish youngsters will gain confidence from Singha 7s

London Irish wing Alex Lewington cannot wait to see which youngsters step up to the plate in the Singha Premiership…

Alex Lewington

Worcester Warriors sign Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer

Warriors have signed Ireland international Peter Stringer on a six-month deal ahead of the 2017/18 season. The scrum-half will join…

Peter Stringer

Tim Streather forced to retire from rugby

Former Saracens centre Tim Streather has been forced to retire from the game due to a knee injury. Commenting on…

Tim Streather

Contract and captaincy for Dylan Hartley at Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints has today announced that Dylan Hartley has both signed a new contract and been appointed as the club’s…

Dylan Hartley

Forwards Coach George Skivington says London Irish squad are chomping at the bit

The London Irish squad have returned for pre-season training ‘hungrier’ than ever before according to Forwards Coach George Skivington. Now…

George Skivington

Wasps Academy sign Gabriel Oghre and George Thornton

Wasps announce the signing of hooker Gabriel Oghre and prop George Thornton to the Senior Academy ahead of the new…

Gabriel Oghre and George Thornton

Singha 7s gives next generation the chance to shine

Harlequins academy coach Jim Evans believes that next week’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s will give the league’s stars of the…

Harlequins in action at the Singha 7s

Singha Premiership Rugby 7s draw confirmed

The 2017-18 Premiership Rugby season will kick off – at the end of July - in spectacular style with the Singha…

Win an Executive Box for the Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Series

Premiership Rugby has teamed up with Northampton Saints to offer supporters the chance to win themselves an Executive Box at…

Singha 7s Ball

Dave Attwood and team-mates happy to lend a hand at Bath Rugby Foundation’s Summer Scrum

Bath Rugby lock Dave Attwood admitted helping teach rugby to children with disabilities was extremely humbling as he and his…

Gordon Reid on his first training day with London Irish

New recruit Gordon Reid is determined to be a permanent fixture in London Irish’s front row having made the switch…

Gordon Reid

Singha 7s is a chance for players to shine, says Stephen Myler

Northampton Saints’ Stephen Myler is anticipating a vibrant atmosphere and high-octane rugby when the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s arrives at…

Stephen Myler

Mark Wilson bringing his England form back to Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons’ latest England international checked back in at his club on Monday, with Mark Wilson enthusiastic about their prospects…

Mark Wilson

Worcester Warrior Chris Pennell pays tribute to community heroes

Chris Pennell paid tribute to Worcester Warriors’ grassroots spirit as he got his hands on his Aviva Community Player of…

Sale Sharks volunteer sees hard work rewarded at Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards

Sale Sharks’ Paula Bradbury couldn’t hide her delight as she was crowned Community Volunteer of the Year at the Premiership…