“Complete bulls**t” – Marland Yarde responds to transfer rumour

Sale Sharks winger Marland Yarde has shot down a report from The Rugby Paper suggesting that he’s set to pen a one-year extension to stay at the AJ Bell Stadium.

They suggested that Saint Lucia-born Yarde, who joined the Sharks in November 2017, had spoken to Leicester before penning a new deal.

However, responding to the story on Twitter, the 28-year-old wrote: “At least get your facts right. Article is complete BS!

After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Whitgift School as a teenager, Yarde then went on to begin his professional career with London Irish, ironically making his professional debut in 2010 against Sale and scoring a try in an Anglo-Welsh Cup ties.

He spent four years with the Exiles for whom he made 47 appearances, scoring 13 tries before then making the short move across the capital to Harlequins in 2014.

In his time at the Stoop Marland made 62 appearances for Quins, scoring 18 tries and cementing his reputation as one of the most exciting wide men operating in the English game.

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His explosive pace and lethal finishing were quick to be recognised at international level with the wide-man being awarded his first England cap on the summer tour to Argentina in 2013 where he scored a brace of tries on his debut.

Yarde has since won 13 caps in total, claiming eight tries in total, his latest appearances coming on this summer’s tour to Argentina.


Wasps transfers | 4 wingers they should target to sign

1. D.T.H van der Merwe

Glasgow Warriors’ record try-scorer is to leave the club at the end of the current season. The 34-year-old has scored 54 tries in 123 appearances for the club over eight seasons.

If Wasps could sign the Canada international, who has already confirmed ‘he’d like to play on for a few more years’, he’d certainly guarantee tries.

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