Sale Sharks already boast one veteran scrum-half in their ranks, having awarded Ireland and Munster legend Peter Stringer the accolade of Player of the Season. However, it has been announced this morning that Stringer will be joined at the Premiership club next season by former Wales and Lions star Mike Phillips.
— Sale Sharks (@SaleSharksRugby) May 5, 2016
The 33 year-old retired from international rugby after the World Cup with 99 caps to his name, in a career that spanned 13 years.
Sale Sharks will be the sixth professional club Phillips has played for, after stints with Llanelli, Cardiff, Ospreys, Bayonne and Racing Metro.
The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.
— Mike ILLES (@mike_illes) May 5, 2016
Mike Phillips at Sale is a big signing!!
— Jack Davies (@JackoDavooo) May 5, 2016
— Robert Clarke (@imontheblog) May 5, 2016
Mike Phillips signing for Sale has started my day off very well
— Alex Meredith (@alexmez99) May 5, 2016
Will we see Phillips making a late dash for Lions inclusion?
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