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Sale Sharks welcome new Australian and South African signings as club hunt Premiership title

By Andrew Greaves

Sale Sharks are welcoming two new signings Cameron Shepherd and Corne Uys, who both sealed their move to the Aviva Premiership side yesterday.

The 28-year-old fullback Shepherd – who can also play wing – has nine caps for Australia and played for Waratahs and Western Force.

While South African centre Uys leaves Newcastle Falcons after moving from Free State Cheetahs last Ocotober and the pair will join new-boys Danny Cipriani and Richie Gray who both agreed deals with the club earlier this summer.

Chief executive Steve Diamond said: “It’s a pleasure to have Cameron on board. He’s an experienced back three player who adds to our strength in depth. We realised that he was available and decided to invite him to Sale Sharks to train with us.

“I looked at Corne when I rejoined the club. We need depth among the backs to meet that challenge of the three major competitions in which we are involved, and Corne will get decent ‘game time’ through the year.”

Sharks’ Director of Rugby Bryan Redpath added: “Cameron has got great pedigree. We’re hoping to get him fully fit, so that he can seize the opportunity to make a big impact for this club.

“Corne will give us extra cover as a specialist thirteen and will work with Will Addison. He has Premiership experience, possesses a sound skill set and is very knowledgeable. He’s fitted in very well and we’re looking forward to seeing him play here.”

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