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@CorpAcq Buys Manchester's @SaleSharksRugby Club From Brian Kennedy

@CorpAcq Buys Manchester's @SaleSharksRugby Club From Brian Kennedy

‎”From the discussions I have had with Simon, I believe Sale Sharks has a very bright future,’ said Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond. “I am excited to be involved in the next steps for Sale as a team and a club. At a time when, for many reasons, Manchester and the North West is talked about, securing Premiership rugby in the region is really important for the national game. We want to grow this club and coming off the back of a good season is a great time to do it.” “I am sure all the players, coaches, sponsors and fans will want to wish Brian Kennedy and Ian Blackhurst well and ‎thank them for their continued support during the last 16 years of ownership,” he added. As one of the leading sides in Europe, the Sharks boast a star-studded squad that includes internationals from all over the world. The Sale colors have also been worn in the past by world stars such as Jason Robinson, Fran Cotton, Steve Smith, Steve Hanley, Bryan Redpath, Danny Cipriani, Dan Braid, Mark Cueto, Luke McAlister, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Sebastien Chabal. Sale Football Club, founded in 1861, played at various grounds in the Borough until settling at their present Heywood Road ground in 1905. The club proudly maintained an increasingly higher profile through the amateur years, providing a stream of players to county rugby in the days before League fixtures, when the County Championship had a higher profile than it does now.]]>