The club have several others who are now regular members of the first team squad, including James Gaskell, Tommy Taylor, Ross Harrison, Will Addison, Tom Brady,Will Cliff, and Tom Holmes.
Five more players, Nathan Fowles,Mark Jennings, Mike Haley,Sam James and James Flynn were given their debuts in the first team last season and they impressed many with their performances.
Josh Beaumont has now finished his studies at Durham University and will be with us full time next season hoping to be included in the matchday 23.
The club are also delighted to announce the signings of the following six players, three of which (Parker,Mitchell and Neild will tour South Africa in August with England U18's.
Andy Hughes, a blindside flanker/number 8 joins us from Preston Grasshoppers and earned 4 England U18 caps last season. Andy studied at Hartpury College.
Ciaran Parker is a tight head prop who joins us from Manchester RUFC having studied at St Ambrose College. Ciaran has already represented England at U16 and U17 level.
Tim Jeffers who is a wing/full back/fly half joins us from Warrington RUFC, having studied at Myerscough College.
Sam Bedlow is a centre/wing who joins us from Rossendale RUFC and like Tim Jeffers, Sam has studied at Myerscough College.
James Mitchell is a scrum half, born in Maidstone, James started his rugby as a seven year old at Lymm RUFC. James attended Lymm High School.
Academy Manager Ray Unsworth said, "These six young lads will hopefully progress through the system we have in place at Sale Sharks. Our Academy scouting operation scours the whole of the North West and beyond and we have a system in place to be able to offer the best young talent around every opportunity to make the grade."