Sale Sharks are delighted to announce the signing of giant Lock Nathan Hines on a two year deal. Nathan will join Sale after his commitments at Clermont Auvergne end in June.
Born in Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia Nathan played rugby league in his early years with North Sydney Bears before crossing codes to play for Manly RUFC. Nathan emigrated to the UK in 1999 and has played for
Gala,Edinburgh,Perpignan,Leinster and Clermont Auvergne. He was a Heineken Cup winner with Leinster in 2009/2010 and was a crowd favourite.
Nathan has also played 77 times for Scotland and toured South Africa in 2009 with the British and Irish Lions.
Commenting on the signing, Steve Diamond said, "Nathan is a world class player and will fit in well with us at Sale Sharks. He has vast experience playing at the highest level and is a regular starter at Clermont. Last weekend he was magnificent in helping his team beat Racing Paris. The forwards at Sale Sharks have played well this season and adding Nathan to the group will be a big boost to us."
Our last home game of the season is on Saturday 9th May when we take on Newcastle Falcons at The AJ Bell Stadium, kick off at 2pm. Join us to watch Mark Cueto play for the last time at home, infront of his much loved fans, and a chance to celebrate his career.
Speaking at the club's media day ahead of the side's game against Harlequins, Sale Sharks Skipper Dan Braid is demanding near flawless rugby from his charges between now and the end of the Aviva Premiership season.