John Mitchell has returned prematurely to South Africa for personal reasons
Brian Kennedy commented, " John was brought in on a consultancy basis with a view to the possibility of being employed in a longer term position within Sale Sharks. He has had to return to South Africa for personal reasons which we respect. We are grateful for his valuable and insightful contributions albeit for a shorter term than envisaged. Steve Diamond, Bryan Redpath and Pete Anglesea will continue to coach the side, implementing many of John's ideas, and building on last nights excellent performance."
Heartbreak for Sale Sharks who lost with the last kick of the game in what was an incredible afternoon of rugby in front of 9879 supporters.
Many expected an easy Munster victory but Sharks put in an incredible performance against their opponents.
The programme of pre and post game fans experience have been finalised for Saturday's game against Munster and we hope you will arrive early at the stadium and enjoy what Sale Sharks, The AJ Bell Stadium and Azure have put in place.