Sale Sharks have signed former Wales Under-20 prop Joe Jones from French side Perpignan on a five-year contract.
The 22-year-old spent time with Welsh Premiership clubs RGC 1404, Cardiff and Pontypridd while with regional side Cardiff Blues before joining Perpignan.
Jones, who was tipped to return to the North West by Neil Fissler in The Rugby Paper yesterday, has had his move back to Sale confirmed after spending two years in France’s second division.
“I’m really looking forward to giving my all to ensure I maximise the opportunity,” Jones said.
“The time now feels right for me to return home and I relish the chance to provide the coaches a real selection option and hopefully help the Sharks to more successes in the Premiership.”