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."
SALE Sharks lock Nathan Hines admits paying back the community that supports them so religiously on the pitch is the least that his side can do, after backing Brainwave to enter the Aviva Community Fund.
Sale Sharks beat Gloucester at the AJ Bell Stadium knowing the win would keep up the pressure on the leading pack and help keep the clubs hopes alive to earn a place in the elite European Competition next term.
Sale Sharks entertain Gloucester at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday afternoon (kick off 2pm) knowing that a win will keep up the pressure on the leading pack and help earn a place in the elite European Competition next term.
Sale Sharks have re-scheduled the fans evening, and the new date is Tuesday 5th May at the AJ Bell Stadium, starting at 5-30pm for dressing room tours, club shop and ticket office with the players in attendance from 7pm.