Sale Sharks sign Irish International Lauren Delany.

Sale Sharks Women are delighted to announce the signing of Irish International full back Lauren Delany ahead of the clubs maiden Premier 15s campaign.

31-year old Delany has been capped by Ireland 11 times to date and brings a wealth of top-level club experience to the Sharks having represented Firwood Waterloo Ladies in the Premier 15’s over the past few seasons

Lauren represented Ireland in the women’s International series last November and also during the 2020 Six Nations Championship. Delany has also been included in the Ireland Women`s squad to play their rescheduled Six Nations games against Italy and France later this year.

Sale Sharks Women Head Coach Darren Lamon was pleased to secure the services of such a seasoned player. Commenting on the singing of Delany he said: “Lauren is a top player who I think will drive our standards in training, along with providing a wealth of high-level rugby knowledge that our squad can tap into. She is strong, athletic and agile with the ball in hand and im sure she will add to the leadership team we are developing within the squad.  The level of talent that we have in the squad now is really exciting and it says a lot about where we want to be and about our ambition to be able to attract players of Lauren’s quality. As we build, drive our standards and look to have an impact and influence on the league in our first season, Lauren will definitely complement squad in all the right areas.”

Delany, who’s is already based in the North-West was excited about the opportunity of linking up with a women’s team with such high ambition, she added: “Now that I am settled in the North of England, the move to Sale Sharks was a no brainer for me. It an impressive set up, the club really shows its professionalism in all aspects and with Darren and Katy leading the coaching set up it’s an exciting time be a joining Sale Sharks. I am really looking forward to being a part of a club taking the next step in developing women’s rugby in the North West, I think we have the infrastructure around us, the facilities and the players to really take the women’s game to the next level in the North.

For more information on the Sale Sharks Women`s Team and the opportunities to be involved, please email

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