Sale Sharks sign former Springbok prop Mujati

Brian Mujati played 100 games for Northampton Saints

English Premiership Rugby Club Sale Sharks have announced that they have signed
former Springbok tighthead prop, Brian Mujati on a two-year deal.

Mujati is one of the leading tighthead props in the world game and is a well-known
figure in the world of rugby.

He joins Sharks from Racing Metro, where he has played for the last two seasons
having joined the French side from Northampton. He played 100 games for the
Saints having made his debut for them back in 2009.

Commenting on joining Sale Sharks, Brian said,”I am delighted to be back
in England and am really looking forward to playing in the Premiership again.
My wife and children have settled in well in the North West and everyone has
been so welcoming at the club – it’s a great place to be.

“The Premiership is a highly competitive league to play in but we have
some great players here at Sharks and I am looking forward to pulling on a jersey
on Saturday afternoon in the game against Leicester Tigers. “

Director of Rugby Steve Diamond has plenty of first-hand knowledge of the skills
Mujati can bring to the club.

He said,”This is the second time I have signed Brian. When I worked for
Northampton Saints, heading up their recruitment department, I spotted Brian
and he was an instant success at Franklins Gardens. He gives 100% every game
and was very popular with the fans. I am sure the Sharks fans will be very happy
with the signing.

Diamond expects the big prop to increase the scrummaging strength of the pack
for the coming season, as well as adding some power in the loose.

He added,”This is a great signing for the club and will give us plenty
of firepower up front. Vadim Cobilas was outstanding last season at tight head,
but we had to rely on him every single game.

“With Brian joining us we can use both Brian and Vadim to our advantage
and along with Ross Harrison and Eifion Lewis-Roberts at loose head, and with
Tommy Taylor and Neil Briggs at hooker we will have a very competitive front
three every game. We also have Ciaran Parker, Cameron Neild and James Flynn
knocking on the door too. “

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