Sale Sharks have confirmed only three departures after managing to retain the majority of their squad ahead of the 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership season.
Alongside the previously announced departure of Will-Griff John, who leaves the Sharks to join Welsh franchise Scarlets in the newly formed United Rugby Championship, fellow props Jake Cooper-Woolley and Russian International Valery Morozov will also leave the club this summer.
Director of Rugby Alex Sanderson paid tribute to the departing players. He said: “These three lads have played a huge role in what we’ve achieved this season, both on and off the pitch, so I want to thank them on behalf of everyone at the club.
“Will-Griff, Valery and Jake probably haven’t always played as much as they would have liked but they’ve given everything in training and on the pitch, whenever they’ve been called upon.
“They’re really good players but more importantly, they’re good people and they’ve become good friends. On behalf of everyone at the club, we wish them all the very best with their careers going forward. They’re always welcome back at the AJ Bell.”