Aviva Premiership
Sale youngsters pen new contracts
ESPN Staff
November 21, 2012
Sale's Ross Harrison breaks through the tackle of Irish's Matt Garvey, Sale Sharks v London Irish, Aviva Premiership, Salford City Stadium, Salford, England, November 2, 2012
Ross Harrison has signed a new deal with Sale © Getty Images
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Sale Sharks have announced that two of their promising players Tommy Taylor and Ross Harrison have penned new deals.

In what the club label "a double onfield investment for the future", prop Harrison has signed a new three-year contract while they say hooker Taylor has agreed a "similar long-term contract". The pair both signed academy contracts with the Sharks in the summer of 2011 but have featured prominently in the team's first XV this season and they have been rewarded for their efforts.

"It's great news that they have agreed these long-term contracts," said Sale supremo Steve Diamond. "Both Tommy and Ross epitomise everything that is good about the club. They are both local lads who give everything for the club, and they fit into the template of what we are trying to build here. They are the ones who have really come to the fore in recent weeks.

"I've been amazed at how well they have stepped into the side and dealt with the pressure and risen to the challenge. In fact they have inspired everybody else to 'up their game' with the way they have played. They are so consistent in everything they do.

"They are not alone. We've got some great young lads on the scene in Will Addison, Rob Miller and Tom Brady, who have all done well, and we've got Henry Thomas waiting in the wings, too. He's just 21, and will be back from injury sometime in the New Year.

"We've talked about building the club around local talent and these lads are really what we are about. Hopefully, their progress also demonstrates that we are not afraid to give young lads their chance."

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