Sale Sharks Women have announced the signing of Welsh International Lisa Neumann as they continue to prepare for their maiden season in the Tyrrells Premier 15’s

The 26-year-old has been capped 15 times by her country and has spent the last two seasons at Premier 15s side Firwood Waterloo Ladies.

Following the move, Neumann said: “I’m really excited to be joining Sale Sharks Women this upcoming season.

“It is such a great opportunity to play top level rugby and continue to develop my game in an elite performance setting. I can’t wait to get started and challenge for a place in the starting team.”

Head of Women’s Rugby, Darren Lemon said: “It is superb to be able to announce another high-quality addition to our squad in Lisa. She is an experienced operator within the back three, which is evidenced by her international pedigree.

“In Lisa, we have found someone who can have a real impact in the wide areas of the game. She is someone who has natural pace, a physical presence in defence and exactly what we need to support the wingers we have here already.”

Lamon went on to describe how her performances at this year’s Six Nations impressed the club, saying: “Lisa came to the attention of both Katy and I when watching action from this year’s Six Nations Championship.

“Lisa is determined to keep her spot in the Welsh team and we look forward to giving Lisa all the resources we can to continue to develop her game.”

Lamon also took the opportunity to praise Sale’s recruitment despite the currently challenging climate women’s rugby finds itself in.

“The nature of today’s current times means that we have to be savvy with our recruitment, which is something Sale Sharks is familiar with.

“Katy and I have worked hard to find the right players, who will come in and add something to our squad.

“We are focusing on finding individuals with the attitude and desire needed to be a Shark and we will continue to find these individuals to help take the team forward as we approach our debut in the Premier 15s.”

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