Sale Sharks Women have announced the signing of Scottish international Mhairi Grieve ahead of their first season in the Tyrells Premier 15s.
The 26-year-old scrum-half becomes the third international to sign for the club – joining England’s World Cup-winning captain Katy Daley-Mclean and Welsh prop Molly Kelly.
Grieve has been capped 18 times by Scotland and has previous Premier 15s experience having represented Firwood Waterloo Ladies for the past three seasons.
Following the signing Grieve said: “I’m really excited to be joining Sale Sharks Women. It is a hugely exciting opportunity to be part of a new, ambitious team that is focused on high-performance rugby. I can’t wait to get started at Carrington.”
Darren Lamon, Head of Women’s Rugby at Sale Sharks was exceptionally pleased to secure the club’s third International signing ahead of the forthcoming Premier 15s Season.
Commenting on today’s announcement, he said: “It’s superb to be able to announce another high-quality addition to our squad in Mhairi. She is an experienced operator at scrum half within the women’s game which is evidenced by her international and Premier 15s pedigree.
“Mhairi’s style of play was highlighted by both Katy and I from the outset when discussing the type of players we wanted to bring over to Sale and from conversations with her over the past few weeks, we were not disappointed.
“Mhairi is exactly the type of player we want at Sale Sharks Women, competitive, hardworking, and skilful with a great knowledge of the game but most importantly, Mhairi wants to challenge herself in the new and exciting high-performance environment.
“I feel Mhairi will bring real quality to our ranks and make an immediate impact when pre-season is up and running. It’s exciting times ahead.”
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