Ben Carlile joins Sale Sharks from Yorkshire Carnegie

Sale Sharks are pleased to announce the signing of prop Ben Carlile from the Yorkshire Carnegie Academy with immediate effect.

20-year-old Ben has already trained with Sale this season and has taken part in all of the clubs Premiership Rugby Shield fixtures this season as a guest.

After impressing for the Jets in the few games he has played the Sharks have rewarded Ben will a full-time contract which will see him stay within the Sharks ranks until the end of next season.

 Commenting on the move, Ben said: “I was lucky enough to be invited to play in the Premiership Rugby Shield with Sale this season and I have really enjoyed it so far. It’s been great to play with some really class players and I am so grateful to the Sharks for giving me such an amazing opportunity to further my rugby.  Seeing Joe Carpenter make the move from Yorkshire earlier in the season and go on to make an appearance in the Heineken Cup last week was just unbelievable so I can’t wait to get my head down at Carrington and show what I can do.”

Ben Lazenby Yorkshire Carnegie Academy Manager said:

“We are delighted to hear that through the unique partnership between Sale Sharks and the Yorkshire Rugby Academy another of our senior academy players, Ben Carlile has signed full-time professional terms with Sale Sharks. Ben is a talented prop forward who has continued to develop since his first involvement in the Yorkshire academy as an U14 year old; he has great support from his parents, his club, Hull Ionians and his school, Pocklington along his journey which has involved a move to the opposite side of the scrum.

“This signing shows how effective the partnership has been between the Yorkshire Academy and Sale Sharks, with Ben playing regularly in the Jets team as well as attending senior training sessions through preseason all the way to now.”

 “I would like to recognize and thank the foresight and support of Steve Diamond, Neil Briggs and Brendan Thomas in facilitating and supporting the partnership.”

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