USA fly-half AJ MacGinty has re-signed with Sale Sharks on a four-year deal.
Sale confirmed today that the Irish born fly-half will extend his time in Manchester on a long-term contract.
The 28-year-old has hit his straps for Sale this campaign, leaving a significant hole in the Sharks squad when he succumbed to injury earlier this season.
MacGinty joined Sale at the start of the 2016/17 season after winning the Pro14 with Irish province Connacht.
Following confirmation of his new contract, AJ said: “I am delighted to commit my long-term future to Sale Sharks.
“The vision the owners and coaches have for the club make Sale an exciting place to be in the coming years and with the strong group of players and young prospects committed to the club, I am confident we can challenge for honours in future seasons.
“I have enjoyed my time at the club so far and believe that while I have improved as a player in my time here, with particular thanks to Deacs and Jon Callard, my best rugby in a Sale jersey is in front of me.
“I would also like to thank all Sale Sharks supporters who have been brilliant with me from day one and I look forward to getting back on the pitch in the coming weeks."
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond said: “The figures released earlier this week which revealed that AJ is the most accurate kicker in Premiership history just underline what a top player he is.
“AJ's attention to detail is second to none. He started his professional rugby career at an older age than many but he shows all the maturity and skill-sets that anyone could wish for and he has been and will continue to be a fantastic player for us.
“He’s a great lad to have around. He's very modest and keeps his head down but he’s hugely popular with all the staff and our supporters. He’s also able to put his point across at team meetings and with the coaches and he’s not one of those players who just sits on the fence.
“He’s such a dedicated lad and he ticks every box that we want and so much more so I’m really delighted that he’s signed the new deal with us.”
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