‘Great environment’: Sale handed Cueto and Brady signings boost ahead of European crunch match against Biarritz

By Alan Ross

Sale Sharks have been handed a boost on the eve of their Amlin Challenge Cup match against Biarritz on Saturday with Mark Cueto and Tom Brady signing new contracts at the club.

Former England winger Cueto has signed a one year deal while Brady has committed to another two years at his home town club, as Sale seek to confirm qualification for the quarter-finals.

The Sharks currently sit top of Pool 1, four points ahead of this weekend’s opponents and need a victory to confirm qualification for the next round.

Cueto, the longest serving player at Sale, has been in fine form this season extending his lead as the all-time leading try-scorer in the Premiership with his total now at 84.

“I am delighted to sign a new deal. I am really enjoying my rugby at the club and am looking forward to adding to my try tally,” the 33-year-old said.

“(Director of rugby Steve Diamond) Dimes has assembled a great squad of players and I want to play my part to help the club do well.”

Meanwhile Flixton-born Tom Brady,22, who made his debut for the club in 2010, has returned to form in recent weeks and is happy to remain at Sale.

“Sale are a club I have grown up supporting, they are my local team and it is something I’ve always wanted to be a part of,” he said.

“It’s a great environment to be in so I’m delighted that I have been able to commit to the club for the next two years.”

Following the confirmation this week that Henry Thomas and James Gaskell are leaving the club Diamond breathed a sigh of relief at keeping the talented duo.

“Mark can play centre, wing or full back and is enjoying a new lease of life with the club. He continues to score tries and is a player the younger lads look up to and go to for advice.

Tom is a local lad and playing the best rugby of his career now and I am sure he will represent the club for many years to come.”

Image courtesy of Sale Sharks via YouTube, with thanks.

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