Sale Sharks confirm three new signings, including a replacement for Manu Tuilagi - Ruck

Sale Sharks confirm three new signings, including a replacement for Manu Tuilagi

Sale Sharks aim to build on their success next season, having secured three strong signings for the 2024/25 Premiership campaign.

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#1. Le Roux Roets from Sharks

The 6-foot-8 player has signed a two-year contract with the Premiership club.

Roets will be joining Sale from the United Rugby Championship side Sharks. He has also played for the Golden Lions, Blue Bulls, and Pumas, as well as Racing 92 in France and the Waratahs in Australia.

Sale head coach Alex Sanderson said: “He loves to bang hard and he’ll add that bit more weight and power to our pack.”

He added: “We’ve talked about what motivates him and what drives him, and he said he just wants to do the hard work and make others around him look better. It’s not about the Hollywood moments with him and I like that attitude. 

“I think South Africans, culturally and through their mentality, have something in common with the hard working, no-nonsense, straight-talking northern mentality. It matches up well and I have no doubt that he’ll be another one who will fit in well here.”

Roets said: “I like to pride myself on my defensive work and my set-piece but I enjoy the attacking side of the game too. I want to be a big presence in the tight five and try and get as much go-forward ball for the team as possible. 

“Sale came to me a couple of years ago and I was really tempted by the offer but at the time I didn’t qualify for a work permit. Unfortunately, I did my anterior cruciate ligament very soon after that. 

“So when my agent called and said that Sale had come back again, it was a great feeling to know that such a big club obviously saw something in me.”