Sale Sharks sign Rugby League star Denny Solomona

  • Sale Sharks have announced the cross-code signing of Castleford Tigers winger Denny Solomona
  • The 23-year-old has joined the club on a three-year contract 
  • “He is a great player,” said Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond
Sale Sharks have announced the signing of former Rugby League utility back Denny Solomona on a three-year contract.

The 23-year-old was born in Auckland, New Zealand and played Rugby Union at College before joining the Melbourne Storm Youth Team scoring 8 tries in 13 games before breaking his fibula.

Solomona moved to the United Kingdom in 2014 and signed for London Broncos and scored 10 tries in 21 games but the team were relegated. He then joined Castleford Tigers and scored 42 tries in 2016, breaking Lesley Vainikolo’s Super League record set in 2004.

Standing 6ft 3ins and weighing 14st 13lbs, Solomona is able to play wing, centre or full-back.

Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond said: “We are delighted that Denny has signed for us. He is a great player with an eye for scoring tries and has the added bonus of having played Rugby Union in his time at school and college.”

Castleford are taking legal action after Solomona did not report for pre-season having “resigned” from rugby league with two years left on his contract.

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