Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sharks Add Aussie Star as Diamond Bolsters His Back Options

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sharks Add Aussie Star as Diamond Bolsters His Back Options

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SALE Sharks have signed Australia international James O'Connor on a three-year deal from Toulon.

The 26-year-old utility back, who was suspended by the French club in February for drug offences but has since returned to action, becomes the Sharks' latest highprofile signing.

Faf de Klerk, Jono Ross and Josh Strauss have already arrived at the AJ Bell Stadium ahead of the new Aviva Premiership season, and director of rugby Steve Diamond said: "We are delighted that James O'Connor will be joining us.

"He is a world-class, versatile back who will add a lot to our game.

"He is the type of player that alongside a group of incredibly talented home-grown lads, will help us as a club to push on and achieve the vision of our owners Simon Orange and Ged Mason. …

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