Former England hooker Rob Webber re-signs with Sale Sharks.
Webber, 32, has signed a two-year contract extension with the Sharks, having arrived at the start of the 2016/17 season from Premiership rivals Bath Rugby.
The 16-times-capped hooker will remain with the Manchester-based outfit until at least the summer of 2020.
Webber cut his teeth as a professional player at Championship side Leeds, before enjoying stints at Wasps and Bath. The former England age grade hooker featured in England's squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup and brings invaluable experience to the Sharks starting XV.
Unfortunately, Webber's career at Sale so far has been interrupted by two broken arms but has still had a significant impact on the side. Webber's contract extension comes following the re-signing of Denny Solomona, AJ MacGinty, Byron McGuigan, Ross Harrison and Sam James.
The frontrower commented on the news of his contract extension earlier today: “I think we have a great bunch of lads at Sale and we are getting better and better as a team so I’m really happy to have extended my contact,”
“The last two years have been really good for me up here. More than anything it's a fun place to come to work. My wife and I have settled in well and have also had our first child in Manchester.
“I feel like I’m playing good rugby at the moment and I'm looking forward to working hard and continuing to contribute to the team.”
Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond also expressed his pleasure in the re-signing of the former England international.
“It is fantastic to have Rob signed up for another two years. He’s a great forward and really controls our scrum and lineout,” said Steve.
“He’s a real font of knowledge for the young lads who play alongside him and he’s a key member of our senior leadership group here at the club.
“Rob’s also a great guy in the community and helps coach down at Sandbach Rugby Club and we are delighted that he is staying with us for the next few years.”