Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Light wear
Size: Adult’s Medium
Chest Measurement: 39-41 Inches / 99-103 CM
Manufacturer: Cotton Traders
Colour: Navy blue, white trim
Seasons: 2009/2010 & 2010/2011
Official Cotton Traders Sale Sharks home rugby shirt from the 2009/10 season.
Condition of this original rugby jersey is 8/10 – Excellent. Light wear (see photos).
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Along with the departure of Saint-André, a number of key players announced that their time at Sale was up. Captain Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, Lionel Faure, Jason White, Sébastien Bruno, Rory Lamont, Luke McAlister and cult figure Sébastien Chabal all bade farewell to the club at the end of the season. It was announced in February 2009 that the new coaching team for the 2009/10 season will be led by the new Director of Rugby Kingsley Jones, the new Head Coach Jason Robinson assisted by Phil Keith-Roach(forwards coach) and Byron Hayward (Kicking Coach). Dean Schofield retained the captaincy.
It was announced on 18 March 2009 that Sale Sharks had signed Ben Cohen. The former England Winger signed from French outfit Brive.
In February 2010, the club announced that it had signed former Welsh international Dafydd James until the end of the season to provide cover for injured players in the back division.
Sale had a disappointing season, finishing 11th in the Premiership and only securing safety from relegation on the penultimate weekend of the season.
Sale's Heineken Cup campaign also ended in disappointment, although they did challenge the group favourites Toulouse and the Cardiff Blues. The highlights of the campaign were a stunning 27–26, win at home to Cardiff and wins home and away against Harlequins.
Towards the end of the season, there were changes made in the coaching staff. Keith-Roach stepped down from his duties after deciding he could not commit to a full-time role. Robinson, who originally had no intentions to coach but responded to the club's request for help, left the club to pursue other interests. Former All Black forward Mike Brewer replaced Robinson as head coach, while Kingsley Jones remained as Director of Rugby, with the added responsibilities of long-term squad planning and running the academy.
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