Two Sale Jets – scrum half Nathan Fowles and centre Sam James – are spending their Summer in a South African Winter*.
The talented duo are at Border Bulldogs, preparing to take part in the Under-21 Currie Cup, as part of an exchange scheme which saw Sidney Tobias and Jody Rose appearing for the Jets in last season’s Aviva ‘A’ League.
Fowles (19) was so successful playing for Preston Grasshoppers on loan last season that he was one of three from the Lightfoot Green club who were included in the SSE National League 2 North ‘Team of the Year’. He will be playing for Fylde next season.
James (17) played for England Under-19 last season whilst still at Wilmslow High School.The centre, who can also play at fly half, has played for Manchester and will be celebrating his 18th birthday next week.
Sale Sharks’ Academy Coach David Wilks will be visiting the lads next week, with presents from the James family in his suitcase.
*Today’s weather in East London – 25 degrees, sunny.