Sale snap up Stringer

Date published: May 19 2015

Sale have strengthened their squad for next season by signing former Ireland international scrum-half Peter Stringer on a one-year contract.

The 37-year-old is the most capped Irish scrum-half of all time with an impressive tally of 98 and he also made 230 appearances for Munster.

He has Premiership experience with Saracens, Newcastle and current club Bath, with director of rugby Steve Diamond pleased to bring him on board.

"Once I heard that Peter was looking for a new club I made my move and I am delighted he has decided to join us," he said.

"He, like Chris Cusiter, has bags of experience and I am sure he will be a great addition to our squad.

"Peter will also be able to assist youngster James Mitchell who is improving all the time and will no doubt be fighting for a place in the team soon."

Sale also confirmed that prop Alberto De Marchi is leaving the club following the mutual decision to terminate his contract.