Ahead of Sale Sharks Gallagher Premiership Round 2 clash with Newcastle Falcons, the club’s medical team have provided an update on current first team squad injuries:
Short Term Injuries:
Ross Harrison – Foot – Match fit within 2 weeks
Cameron Neild – Ankle – Match fit within 3 weeks
Josh Beaumont – Knee – Match fit within 4 weeks
Byron Mcguigan – Hamstring – Match fit within 6 weeks
Long Term Injuries:
Lood de Jager – Shoulder – March 2021
Manu Tuilagi – Achilles Tendon – May 2021
Free agent XV: The superstars out of contract in summer 2021
15. Anthony Watson (Bath & England): The black, blue and whites will be desperate to hold onto the versatile speedster, but a report in the French press suggests that he could be joining Racing 92 ahead of the 2021/22 season.
14. Keith Earls (Ireland & Munster: The 32-year-old has won 84 caps for Ireland, scoring 30 tries, last penned a new contract in 2018, and is set to be a free agent. Reports in Ireland suggest the speedster will retire, but he could certainly do a job for most teams in Europe.
13. Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors & Scotland): In 2017, Glasgow Warriors announced that Jones had signed a contract until at least 2021. However, if reports are to be believed, the Scotland centre is keen on a move to the Gallagher Premiership with Leicester Tigers very interested.
12.Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks): The powerhouse could depart the AJ Bell Stadium in 2021 when his contract expires. The 29-year-old, who moved to the North West following his dramatic exit from Leicester Tigers, is reportedly being lined up to join Racing 92 in the TOP14 ahead of the 2021/22 season.
11. Joe Cokanasiga (Bath & England): The powerhouse arrived at Bath from London Irish on a three-year deal in 2018. He’s since became a regular pick for England head coach Eddie Jones and featured at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The 22-year-old won’t be short of options if he chooses to leave the. rec.