English qualified number 8 joins Sale Sharks on three-year deal - Ruck

English qualified number 8 joins Sale Sharks on three-year deal

  • Sale Sharks have signed Stade Francais number eight Jono Ross on a three-year deal
  • The 26-year-old joined Stade in 2014 from Super Rugby’s Bulls and had a stint at Saracens
  • His move to the Premiership makes him available for England selection
Sale Sharks have confirmed the signing of powerhouse back-rower Jono Ross on a three-year deal.

The 26-year-old is English qualified (DOB 27 October 1990, Sandton South Africa), who at 6’3″ and weighs 112 KG can play 6 or 8.

He is currently playing for Stade Francais and previously played for Blue Bulls. Stade are on the edge of the play off places and still involved in the European Challenge Cup.

“I’ve tried to sign Ross for the last three years but with the uncertainty at what is happening at his club and his, and wife’s desire, to come to the UK, we spoke,” director of rugby Steve Diamond told BBC Sport.


“He’s a leader by example. He’s ambitious and wants to play international rugby.”

On signing for Sharks Jono said: ” I am really looking forward to this career move. I heard that Steve Diamond was showing interest in me joining the club and I met up with him a few weeks ago.

“He showed me around the Carrington Training Base and the local area and I was really impressed. I watched the game against Worcester last Friday and was impressed with the bonus point win.”

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