England forward comes out of retirement to join Premiership club - Ruck

England forward comes out of retirement to join Premiership club

Sale Sharks are delighted to announce the permanent signing of former Leicester Tigers, Newcastle Falcons and England under 20s lock Dominic Barrow.

The towering 28-year-old, who was part of the England under 20s team that won the IRB Junior World Championship in 2013, joined Sharks initially on trial in after two years without a club.

Dominic had retired from rugby in 2020 to run a firm specialising in installing electric vehicle charging points.

But after impressing Sharks coaches in training, the Sheffield-born forward has now joined Alex Sanderson’s squad immediately on a permanent deal.

Dominic said: “I’ve gained a far greater sense of perspective since spending a bit of time away from rugby. However, I have a burning desire to get back into the sport as I feel I have unfinished business.

“I believe I’m capable of international honours but I haven’t yet reached my potential.

“I was really impressed with Alex and his vision for Sale Sharks right from our first conversation. From my experience, this is a club on the up that is clearly going places and it’s a hugely exciting place to be. I’m thrilled to be in this environment, which I believe will get the very best out of me and help me reach my goals.”


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