Sale Sharks transfers: 3 possible replacements for Rob Webber

Sale Sharks and England hooker Rob Webber has confirmed he will retire from professional rugby union at the end of the season.

The 33-year-old will call time on a 16-year career; in which he also played for Leeds Tykes, Wasps, and Bath.

This will leave Sale boss Steve Diamond short of hookers heading into the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership season – so we’ve picked out three possible and available replacements.

1. Joe Gray

Replacing a Premiership stalwart who played for England with another seems to make perfect sense.

Gray, who has made well over 150 Premiership appearances, is set to leave Saracens in the summer and, at 31, still has plenty gas in the tank to make a considerable contribution at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Not the most exciting, but a solid choice.