Luke Cowan-Dickie linked with Sale Sharks exit days after joining - Ruck

Luke Cowan-Dickie linked with Sale Sharks exit days after joining

Luke Cowan-Dickie, the talented hooker for England and the British and Irish Lions, has officially transferred to Sale Sharks from his former Premiership club, Exeter Chiefs.

Initially, it was widely expected that the 30-year-old player would join the French team Montpellier after the conclusion of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

However, despite previous denials by Exeter boss Rob Baxter regarding any issues, including rumored missed medical examinations, his move to France fell through.

Seizing the opportunity, Sale Sharks successfully secured Cowan-Dickie’s signature, much to the delight of their director of rugby, Alex Sanderson. Expressing his satisfaction, Sanderson stated, “Luke is an exceptional player, and we consider ourselves incredibly fortunate and pleased to have acquired him for the foreseeable future.

“It already feels like a perfect fit for both him and us, aligning with the kind of team we aspire to be, both on and off the pitch. It’s truly exciting to add an England international and a British and Irish Lion to an already formidable squad.”

Nevertheless, despite widespread reports indicating that the hooker has signed a two-year deal, recent information suggests otherwise.

According to The Rugby Paper, Cowan-Dickie has only committed to a one-year contract with The Sharks, contrary to initial reports.

Additionally, it has been mentioned that French clubs are keen on ensuring Cowan-Dickie attains full fitness ahead of a potential move to the Top 14 for the 2024-2025 campaign, expressing interest in bringing him across the Channel.

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