Finlay & Sharky with Hendre Fourie, TJ Ioane, Charlie the Clownfish, Johnny Leota and Viliami Fihaki
Yesterday at the Blue Planet Aquarium, Sharky & Finlay were reunited after 14 long years.
According to club legend, the brothers were separated at a very early age with Sharky settling in to his life in England while Finlay travelled to warmer climates.
Alongside Sale Sharks players Johnny Leota, TJ Ioane and Viliami Fihaki as well as Sharks Community Coach Hendrie Fourie, the pair of brothers spent the afternoon at the Blue Planet, watching the stingrays getting fed as well as getting to know each other once again.
Finlay is going to be coached by Sharky on what will be his new role at home games, and fans are being encouraged to say hello and get a photo with the newly re-united brothers! They plan to join forces and double the fun and excitement at Sale Sharks' home games.
Blue Planet Aquarium's Phil Jones said: "We're delighted to have played our part in bringing the brothers back together again.
"We're providing Finlay with his own Sale Sharks' kit and will also be working with the club over the coming season on a variety of joint activities and events.
"These will include special offers for fans to visit the aquarium and even take part in shark dives. Aquarium visitors will also have the chance to watch the Sharks in action with money-saving offers on match tickets at the AJ Bell Stadium" he added.
Both Finlay and Sharky will be attending Sale Sharks' next home game on Saturday against Northampton Saints at the AJ Bell Stadium (kick off 2pm).
Sale Sharks' Head of Sponsorship, Andrew Lamb, said: "The arrival of Finlay will bring an enhanced experience for families on match days - double the chance to meet an official mascot and for youngsters (and the odd adult) to have their photo with them.
"We're also confident the brothers will help to generate an even better game atmosphere as they stroll up and down the touchlines at the AJ Bell Stadium" he added.
Over the next few days we will be previewing the huge head-to-head battles in this Saturday's Aviva Premiership game against Exeter Chiefs. First up we are going to look at the battle at scrum half between Chris Cusiter and Will Chudley.
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