Sale Sharks are pleased to announce that the club has reached an agreement with Rob Webber which will see the club’s former hooker make an emphatic return to professional rugby.
34-year old Rob will re-join the Sharks at their new training base in Carrington on a short-term contract until the end of the 19/20 season. Webber, who left the Sharks in June to pursue a coaching opportunity with Jersey Reds, will return as Forwards Coach of the Championship Club following the completion of the Gallagher Premiership season.
Rob, who has made over 300 professional appearances for Wasps, Bath and latterly Sale Sharks moves back into Steve Diamonds squad to bolster the Sharks’ front row options as the club looks to challenge for its first Gallagher Premiership title since 2006.
Commenting on the announcement, Sale Sharks Director of Rugby Steve Diamond said: “We have brought Rob back in as a precautionary measure, Webs was outstanding for us over four seasons and understands how we play to a tee. As we approach the business end of the season, we don’t want to get caught out with a lack of options in our pack and Rob will bring a huge amount of experience with him, along with fantastic support and guidance to Akker van der Merwe, Curtis Langdon and Ewan Ashman. We are certainly looking forward to welcoming the old boy back!”