Premiership Rugby team Sale Sharks, who play at the AJ Bell stadium in Barton, have signed Tom O’Flaherty for next season.
The current Exeter Chiefs winger has had an impressive season and is touted for an England cap in the near future.
𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 ✍️
Sale Sharks is delighted to announce the signing of Tom O'Flaherty from @ExeterChiefs.
Tom will join up with the squad at Carrington following the completion of the 2⃣1⃣-2⃣2⃣ Gallagher Premiership Season. 👊
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— Sale Sharks 🦈 (@SaleSharksRugby) March 29, 2022
The former Cardiff Met student, who started his career at the Ospreys and is Welsh-qualified, is currently in his fifth season with the Chiefs and is arguably in the form of his career.
He has scored eight tries this season and has made the second most metres made of any player in the Premiership, with 1452. He has scored a total of 35 tries in 91 appearances for the Devon-based team.
223 – Since his debut for @ExeterChiefs in April 2018 Tom O'Flaherty has beaten the most defenders beaten (223) in @premrugby whilst ranking second for metres gained (3840, @CPiutau 4094); only Sam Simmonds (52) has more tries than him (21) at Exeter in that time. Hooked. pic.twitter.com/qovbuZpNgd
— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) March 29, 2022
Exeter fans will be extremely disappointed to see O’Flaherty leave while Sale fans are already expressing their delight at the exciting new signing. One fan took to Twitter to simply say, “Needless to say this is a cracking signing”.
Needless to say a cracking signing
— Richard Higgs (@richardhiggsPT) March 29, 2022
While another fan said, “Cracking signing! Bringing in some real talent so far”.
Cracking signing! Bringing in some real talent so far🦈
— AdamStr (@ajstr17) March 29, 2022
It has been a very successful season for signings for Sale Sharks so far. They have already confirmed the signing of O’Flaherty’s current teammate, Jonny Hill, an England international and British and Irish Lion.
🦁🌹𝙒𝙀𝙇𝘾𝙊𝙈𝙀 𝙏𝙊 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙎𝙃𝘼𝙍𝙆𝙎 𝙁𝘼𝙈𝙄𝙇𝙔
Sale Sharks is delighted to announce the signing of England and British Lions second row Jonny Hill ahead of the 2️⃣2️⃣-2️⃣3️⃣ Gallagher Premiership Season. 🙌
— Sale Sharks 🦈 (@SaleSharksRugby) December 20, 2021
As well as 78 cap England international, and Oldham-born, George Ford.
𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 #𝙎𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙨𝙁𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙮 𝙂𝙚𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙚! 🦈
Sale Sharks is delighted to announce the signing of George Ford ahead of the 2⃣2⃣-2⃣3⃣ #GallagherPrem season. 🙌
— Sale Sharks 🦈 (@SaleSharksRugby) November 17, 2021