Sale Sharks have completed the signing of Denny Solomona, who has joined from rugby league outfit Castleford Tigers.
The winger made 41 appearances for The Tigers during his two-year stint at the club.
Director of Rugby Stuart Diamond spoke about the signing “We are delighted that Denny has signed for us. He is a great player with an eye for scoring tries and has the added bonus of having played rugby union in his time at school and college.”
However, The Tigers are unhappy at the conduct of Sale and Solomona, who failed to turn up for pre-season training for Cas before signing with The Sharks.
Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond has defended his club following the about the controversial signing of rugby league star Denny Solomona.
The wing has made the cross-code move after playing for Castleford last year.
But Cas are taking legal action against the player, after he left with two years’ on his contract remaining.
“There are two sides to all stories. I can say from day one that Sale have acted in the best interests of Sale and done everything by the book,” said Diamond.
His new team mates however, are thrilled with the signing, a number of which took to twitter to welcome Solomona at his new club
— Joshua Charnley (@Joshuacharnley) December 13, 2016
— Mike Haley (@mikehaley_1) December 13, 2016
Good to have @DennySolomona on board looking forward to seeing his silky skills in a sharks jersey ???
— Sam James (@SamJames560) December 13, 2016
— Dan Mugford (@DanMugford10) December 13, 2016
Castleford Tigers however, have declined to comment at this stage