Rob Webber signs contract extension with Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks can announce that hooker Rob Webber has extended his contract by a further 12 months, which will take him to the end of the 2020-21 season.
Webber joined the Sharks at the start of the 2016/17 season from Bath Rugby and had an instant impact within the pack at Sale, rediscovering the form that earned him 16 England caps earlier in his career.
The powerful hooker made 21 appearances during his first season in the North West and has since gone on to make a further 45 appearances for the Sharks, scoring 11 tries in total.
This season, Webber has continued his rich vein of form, leading from the front with the invaluable experience he possesses. The 32-year-old has scored six tries in 22 games, putting him third in the Sharks’ try-scoring tally behind Denny Solomona (9) and Chris Ashton (8).
And Yorkshire-born Webber admits he is delighted to be staying at the AJ Bell Stadium for the foreseeable future.
“I’m really chuffed to have extended my stay in Manchester. It’s a great city, and my wife and I really enjoy living here,” said Webber. “From a rugby point of view, it’s an exciting time to be a Shark.
“We’re learning every week, playing some good rugby and the squad are gaining a real understanding of what it takes to win at this level.
“As the squad continues to grow, I’m confident we can challenge for honours. I’m enjoying my rugby and I’m pleased with Dimes’ [director of rugby Steve Diamond] and the coaches’ continued faith in me. It’s great to have signed an extension to my contract.”
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond added: “We’re delighted that Rob has agreed to stay with us for a further season. He has been fantastic over the last couple of seasons and has really come into his own since joining.
“He puts in a lot of hard work day in day out and is extremely committed to the club and our vision, he is an integral part of the pack that we are building here at Sale and the experience he has in Gallagher Premiership Rugby is second to none.”