Another Premiership club join the race to sign Huw Jones

Sale Sharks have joined London Irish in a battle to bring Scotland centre Huw Jones to the Gallagher Premiership from Glasgow Warriors in the summer.

The 27-year-old, who moved to South Africa after leaving school, started his professional career at the Stormers before returning home three years ago.

Huw Jones, who is currently in fine form, extended his Glasgow contract until next summer two years ago but had been speaking to the Exiles about switching to west London, according to The Rugby Paper.

DID YOU KNOW? Huw Jones’ father coached at George Watson’s College where Scott Hastings was among those he coached

New Sale Sharks boss Alex Sanderson, who was confirmed as Steve Diamond’s replacement last week, is reportedly not interested in extending Manu Tuilagi’s contract with the club.

Our sources suggest that he’s keen to speak to the 25-cap Scotland international, but may also look to challenge Wasps for the signing of Ollie Devoto.

Devoto has made over eighty appearances for Chiefs since leaving Bath in 2016 and has scored 16 tries. A versatile player, he can also slot in at 10, 13 and 15 when needed.

On the international scene, the hard-running centre made his first England appearance in the summer of 2016 when he came off the bench to face Wales at Twickenham Stadium, but he would have to wait until February 2020 before he would feature again, this time coming off the bench for Eddie Jones’ side in their Six Nations defeat to France in Paris.

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