New deals for Addison, Jennings at Sale

Date published: February 7 2016

Sale Sharks have announced that both Will Addison and Mark Jennings have signed extensions to their existing contracts with the club.

Both players are graduates of the successful Sale Sharks Academy and are now playing a key part in the club's Premiership and European success this season.

Director of Rugby Steve Diamond said: "The lads are important members of our squad at Sale Sharks and are both young English players with a bright future in front of them.

"They have worked their way through the system and were keen to re-sign and help us build the club to where we want to be."

Addison has been a member of the first team squad since breaking through as a teenager in 2011. He hails from Cumbria but has made Manchester his home and last year he graduated with a Business Studies Degree from Manchester University.

The back also holds two unbeatable milestones at Sharks in that he scored the last Sharks try at Edgeley Park and the first Sharks try at the AJ Bell Stadium.

He boasts international experience having been capped twice for England U20's in 2012.

On signing his extended deal he said: "I'm excited to have signed a new contract and we are in a really good position at the moment. I am looking forward to see what we can achieve this season and beyond.

Jennings was born in Namibia and moved to England at the age of three. He joined Sale Sharks on his 16th birthday making him the clubs youngest ever signing. Mark has played for England from U16 level upwards.

In the 2012-13 season he made his Premiership and Heineken Cup debuts scoring a brilliant try in the home win over a star-studded Cardiff Blues in a televised Heineken Cup game. He also helped England U20's win the Six Nations that same season.

Jennings said: "I'm delighted to sign a new deal. We have a great squad at the club and I am proud to be part of it."