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."
Sale Sharks will be looking to attract a capacity crowd to the AJ Bell Stadium when they entertain Munster in their opening group game in the European Champions Rugby Cup on Saturday 18th October, kick off 1pm.
Sale Sharks made the journey to the Fylde coast to play their, now annual, pre season game. Fylde have enjoyed a lot of success in recent seasons and last season they finished third in Division One under the leadership of former Sharks backs coach Mark Nelson.