With their first season in the Tyrells Premier 15s on the horizon, Sale Sharks Women have boosted their competitive squad further with the signing of Wales International Gwenllyian Pyrs.
The 22-year-old prop will bring some vital and recent Premier 15s experience with Firwood Waterloo to the AJ Bell Stadium, with spells at RGC 1404 and Caernarfon RFC as well.
Born in North Wales, the front-rower has already represented her country 14 times and will link up with fellow Welshwomen Lisa Neumann and Molly Kelly, who both also arrived at Sale from Firwood Waterloo in June.
Speaking on joining the Sharks, Pyrs said: “I am grateful for the opportunity to become a part of the high performance environment Sale have developed.
“I can’t wait to be playing competitive rugby regularly at the highest level as it will only improve my skillset and all-round performance.
“I’m looking forward to a new chapter in my rugby career with Sale Sharks Women as the club have built such an exciting squad already and the ambition to develop is obvious for everyone to see.”
Sale’s Head of Women’s Rugby Darren Lamon is pleased to have recruited another experienced player for his rapidly growing squad. He said: “I’m sure Gwen will be a fantastic asset to us at Sale and can’t wait for her to link up with the rest of the squad when we return to Stage 1 training in the near future.
“Gwen is a fantastic scrummager and is extremely mobile around the pitch so I feel she will complement us well. What we are looking for when selecting players to join us on our journey here at Sale is a good awareness of the game, physical durability and an incredibly high level of core and positional skill.
“I feel Gwen ticks all these boxes and her maturation as a prop will only come with time and experience. I honestly think she will just keep getting better and better so it’s great to be able to call her one of our own.”
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