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How did Luke Cowan-Dickie find yourself at Sale Sharks?

How did Luke Cowan-Dickie find yourself at Sale Sharks?


Cowan-Dickie will play for Sale subsequent season

England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie has signed for Premiership facet Sale Sharks forward of the 2023-24 season. The 30-year-old introduced he was leaving Exeter Chiefs on the finish of the 2022-23 marketing campaign in December however Sale was not the unique vacation spot he had in thoughts.

Cowan-Dickie had agreed a two-year cope with the choice for an additional 12 months with French membership Montpellier. Nevertheless, he has not performed since January due to an ankle harm and the medicals at Montpellier didn’t go to plan.

Cowan-Dickie was reportedly put in a ‘drunk tank’ in France after an evening out in Montpellier. Police stopped him for public drunkenness the evening earlier than his medical. His rescheduled medical went forward however was “inconclusive” after a neck situation raised concern for the membership.

French golf equipment have extra strict guidelines surrounding neck accidents. Groups within the high two divisions within the nation should not allowed to signal a participant if they’ve a neck harm graded as a extreme drawback. After the inconclusive medical they backed out of the deal, leaving Cowan-Dickie with out a membership.

Cowan-Dickie Sale Sharks: What has the participant mentioned?

Sale have signed the participant for the upcoming season which is sweet information for England followers. If Cowan-Dickie had moved to France he wouldn’t have been eligible to play for England. Now he’s staying within the nation he will probably be accessible for choice.

Learn extra: What are rugby’s worldwide eligibility legal guidelines?

He is not going to be going to France for the 2023 World Cup although as he has been dominated out with a shoulder harm.

Sale have already added former London Irish captain Agustin Creevy to their hooker ranks following the departure of South African Akker van der Merwe. Ewan Ashman has additionally left Alex Sanderson’s facet for Edinburgh, giving Sale room to accommodate Cowan-Dickie when he grew to become accessible.

Associated: England Rugby World Cup squad

Cowan-Dickie mentioned: “I’ve been on the identical membership for 13 years and I felt it was time for a change. That is the right transfer for me and I can’t wait to get began.

“I do know Jonny (Hill) and Tom (O’Flaherty) from Exeter. They’ve raved about this membership since they got here up right here. They’ve advised me how good the atmosphere, the lads and the teaching crew are so it was a simple determination.

“It’s been a protracted journey making an attempt to get match and never understanding the place I’d be enjoying. However I can already see myself being right here for a very long time.”

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