Peter Stringer has signed a one year contract with English Premiership side Sale Sharks, which will see him continue his glittering career for at least another year.
The scrum-half, who appears not to age, will be nearly 40 by the time this new contract expires. Stringer, who has been capped 98 times for Ireland, joined Sale last year on a one year deal and has impressed the Aviva Premiership side in that time, appearing 13 times. Such has been his contribution to the side, both on the field and in training, where his experience has been invaluable to the younger players in the squad, that the Sale management were keen to keep the ever young Cork man at the club for another season.
Head coach Steve Diamond spoke of the contract extension,
“Perter is a model professional who is incredibly fit and shows no signs of getting old. He has brought our backline to life this season.”
“He is a very well respected member of our squad and the younger lads have all benefitted from Peter being here.”
Since leaving Munster after 230 appearances which included two Heineken Cups and three Celtic League titles, Stringer has spent successful spells at Saracens, Newcastle and Bath before his move to Sale in the summer of 2015 and is widely regarded as one of the finest scrum-halfs of his generation.