British and Irish Lions and England lock Jonny Hill has signed a long-term contract to join Sale Sharks ahead of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season.

The 27-year-old, who stands at 6ft7ins, has established himself as one of the most dynamic second rows in the league having made 108 appearances for Exeter Chiefs, scoring an impressive 30 times.

Hill has nine England caps and was an ever present during this year’s Autumn International series, when he featured alongside future Sharks teammates Bevan Rodd, Tom Curry, Raffi Quirke and Manu Tuilagi.

Speaking about the addition of Hill to the squad for next season, Sale Sharks’ Director of Rugby, Alex Sanderson said: “I’m really excited to be bringing Jonny to Sale Sharks.

“He’s a player who knows how to win and what it takes to grind out those big games and that sort of experience is invaluable. His on-field qualities speak for themselves but what sets him apart for me is that he’s a genuinely good bloke and will no doubt add to the environment and culture that we have here.

“Having spoken to Jonny on a couple of occasions, I was really impressed with his appetite to improve and it’s exciting that he wants to do that at Sale Sharks. It tells me that we have a player of international class who believes in the club’s ambition, the culture that we’re building and wants to be apart of it, for me that’s mega.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing Jonny on board for next season and can’t wait to welcome him to Manchester.”



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