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Originally from Hull, full-back Simon Hammersley studied at Durham University with Sharks teammate Josh Beaumont and started his professional rugby career with Newcastle Falcons in 2013.
He made his Premiership debut in 2014 at just 21 after impressing Newcastle’s coaches during his first preseason and went on to make 25 appearances that season.
Simon’s form in his first two years of first team rugby was rewarded with a call up to the England Saxons squad to tour South Africa in 2016. But the tour was cut short when he suffered an ACL tear which ruled him out of selection for England and for the Falcons for most of the 2016/17 season.
He joined Sale Sharks on a three-year deal at the end of the 2019 season after Newcastle’s relegation to the Championship, and his first year at the AJ Bell was his most successful to date as he made more metres (1,813) than any other player, and beat 68 defenders with 24 line breaks, better than any fullback in the Premiership.
Former Sale Sharks Director of Rugby Steve Diamond described Simon as “an outstanding performer.”
In turn, Simon praised the Sharks for being a “brilliant, ambitious side (that) play a great style of rugby.”
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