Denny Solomona leaves Sale Sharks with immediate effect

Date published: November 26 2021 - Planet Rugby

England international winger Denny Solomona has parted ways with Sale Sharks with immediate effect, the Premiership club has confirmed.

The 28-year-old joined the club in 2016 after leaving rugby league side Castleford Tigers, inking a four-year contract in 2018 after impressive showings.

However, with that deal due to expire at the end of the season, talks with director of rugby Alex Sanderson and CEO Sid Sutton have led to an early exit.

Terminate the deal early

“All parties have agreed to terminate the deal early after Solomona expressed his desire to return to the southern hemisphere,” read a Sharks statement.

Sanderson said: “I’d like to thank Denny for his efforts during my time at the club and wish him all the very best for the rest of his career and beyond.”

Solomona’s arrival from Super League was exciting after the New Zealand-born wing broke that tournament’s try-scoring record with 42 in a campaign.

His record in rugby union for the Sharks, while not as fruitful, was still impressive as he crossed for 47 tries in 98 appearances for the north-west club.

“Everyone at Sale Sharks wishes Denny all the very best for the future,” the club’s statement concluded, with Sale sitting in eighth spot in the Premiership.