Sales Sharks have come up trumps in the transfer window and persuaded England international Hendre Fourie to sign a deal for the Manchester side for an undisclosed fee.
The South African born flanker had been linked with a possible move to both Wasps and London Irish but the 31 year old opted for a two year deal in Sale.
Executive director Steve Diamond was delighted at beating others to his signature.
“Hendre has been chased and courted by several Premiership clubs but we are very pleased he has chosen Sale Sharks. We would like to thank Leeds Carnegie for their help in the transfer of Hendre. He is a great addition to our squad, a player whose work ethic is second to none.”
“Hendre is a tough individual and will fit perfectly into our plans and what we are trying to achieve at the Sharks.”