When Bath Rugby leave the limbo finally that foregoes their double-header with Sale, they would prime themselves for a tough work. The Whites, Blue and Black know they have to play the Sharks twice in a week, they just do not know which week, or exactly how many days would break up the clashes yet.
Steve Diamond of Sale is short-listed along with Wasps' Dai Young, Exeter Chiefs' Rob Baxter and Saracens' Mark McCall for the Guiness Rugby Director of the Season prize.
It is a fitting honor for the Sharks boss, who guided the club not only to a third time top six finish but also helped them earn the right to play in the Champions Cup.
Talks about a possible deal have been continuing since the beginning of 2016. Finally, the deal has been sealed. Ian Blackhurst and Brian Kennedy, who were in charge of the club since 2000 will be now replaced by Simon Orange-led company CorpAcq Ltd as the new owners at the Sale Sharks.
The Sale Sharks have performed brilliantly over the last 16 years under Brian Kennedy's ownership. After taking over in 2000, the duo helped the club build a squad that emerged victorious in the European Cup twice - first in 2002 and then in 2005.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Sale Sharks have appointed a new general manager for the team in Jeremy Butler.
The former chief executive of Tranmere Rovers will begin work at his new position in the Manchester club this week.
The 46 year old ran a sports media business for over 20 years before he took over at the League Two club and now, after successfully turning a corner for the Rovers, has moved on to the Rugby Football Union club.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Sale Sharks has announced the signing of Italian international prop player Alberto de Marchi on a contract of two years with the player turning out for the club at the end of the season.
The 28 year old, who was a part of the Italian national team in the recently concluded Six Nations Championship and played all five matches for the Italians during the competition and will be a direct replacement for the club’s England international front rower Henry Thomas who will be moving to Bath Rugby at the end of the season.
Mark Cueto is set to extend a brilliant thirteen year spell at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Sale Sharks by signing a new deal with the Salford based side.
Cueto, a former winger for England and the British and Irish Lions is in the last year of his current contract with the side and there was widespread speculation at the end of last season that this would be his last with the club and he would retire at the end of the term and look for a new career opportunity in the broadcast media circuit.
Steve Diamond, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Sale Sharks has not ruled out adding further personnel to the squad if injury problems still persist with the side.
The Sharks recently signed Tongan international forward Viliami Fihaki for the side with the team dreadfully short of options in that position and this could lead to more players coming in.
Mark Cueto has backed the new signings of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Sale Sharks to make a positive impact in the side’s run in the Premiership this season and believes that their addition to the squad will help the club avoid another scrap to remain in the top tier of English professional rugby this season.
Steve Diamond, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Sale Sharks has stated that the club will have no room for excuses for a disappointing season come the 2013-14 season of domestic rugby. The Sharks lost the first seven games of the 2012-13 campaign before recovering in the end to finish the season ahead of the Worcester Warriors and the London Welsh.
Andy Powell, the number eight for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union side the Sale Sharks is still hopeful of being able to extend his contract with the club beyond the end of the current campaign. Although injuries and illness have limited Powell to making just 12 appearances for the club, the 31 year old still produced a man of the match performance in the club’s win against Saracens FC in the semi finals of the Anglo Welsh Cup.