Lund signs new Sale deal

Date published: March 4 2015

Former England flanker Magnus Lund has extended his stay with Sale Sharks after signing a new two-year deal with the club.

The back rower rejoined the Sharks last off-season after a six-year spell in France playing for Biarritz and his new contract will keep him at the club until 2016/17.

He was part of the Biarritz side that reached the 2010 Heineken Cup final, and has been a regular for Sale since returning to the Premiership.

Prior to joining Biarritz, he had come through the ranks at Sale, and has a Premiership winners medal from 2006.

"I was delighted to sign Magnus in the summer and he has fitted in perfectly with the squad," Sale boss Steve Diamond told BBC Sport.

"Magnus has played in 20 games this season and his consistent performances attracted the interest of two other Premiership clubs looking to try and sign him. Thankfully he has signed a new deal with us for the next two years."

Lund follows in the footsteps of Danny Cipriani and Dan Braid in signing a new deal at the club, and has now set his sights on ensuring Sale finish a promising season in style.

"I am delighted to have signed a new deal with the club," he said. 

"We have a good group of players here and I firmly believe the club is moving in the right direction. Lets hope we can push on now and make the top six which was our pre-season target."