England's Bevan Rodd commits long-term future to Sale by signing new three-year contract

The 23-year-old has played 80 games for the Sharks and is being tipped as a future British and Irish Lion.
Sale and England's Bevan RoddSale and England's Bevan Rodd
Sale and England's Bevan Rodd

Bevan Rodd has committed his long-term future to Sale Sharks by signing a new three-year deal.

The England international joined the club’s academy in 2018 before making his first senior appearance a year later. The 23-year-old loosehead prop has since gone on to play almost 80 games for Sale and is looking forward to continuing to represent the club.

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He said: “There was never any doubt about wanting to stay. This club means a lot to me. We’ve shown we can compete for the big trophies, and I’m really excited to see what this group can achieve together in the years to come. I know it’s the best place for me to develop my game and grow on and off the field.”

Sale and England's Bevan RoddSale and England's Bevan Rodd
Sale and England's Bevan Rodd

Key to this development will be the club’s director of rugby, Alex Sanderson and the 44-year-old cannot wait to continue his working relationship with Rodd at Sale.

He said: “He’s really exciting, and I’m buzzing that he wants to stay here. He’s one of the most talented looseheads I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and I’ve been lucky to work with a few.”

Rodd has improved astronomically during his time at Sharks, according to Sanderson, on and off the field. And the former Saracens coach believes that the future is incredibly bright for the Scottish-born prop and for the club after the completion of this contract.

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He said: “Bevan will play for the British and Irish Lions; I’m really confident about that. I think his x-factor is the energy that he brings to the team when he runs onto the field. It’s characters that win you trophies, and you can see how much fight and desire Bevan has to win with this club.”