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Samoa winger completes Sale move - but his former club are threatening legal action

Castleford Tigers aren’t happy after Denny Solomona ‘resigned’ from rugby league.

Image: Richard Sellers

SUPER LEAGUE RECORD try-scorer Denny Solomona has completed his controversial cross code move to Premiership side Sale Sharks.

However, the 23-year-old New Zealand-born wing’s Super League team Castleford Tigers look set to take legal action in a bid for compensation after Samoan international ‘resigned’ with two years remaining on his contract.

Solomona — who last season scored 40 tries, breaking Lesley Vainikolo’s 12-year-old record for a Super League season — signed a three-year contract with the Sharks.

“He is a great player,” said Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond.

“He has an eye for scoring tries and has the added bonus of having played rugby union in his time at school and college.”

Solomona, who played rugby union for Melbourne Academy but was released by Melbourne Storm, is the second rugby league star to join Sale in recent weeks with fellow winger Josh Charnley signing from Super League title winners Wigan.

© AFP, 2016

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