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Age is but a number! 38-year-old Peter Stringer named Sale Sharks player of the year

The evergreen scrum-half has made a big impression this season.

Stringer has established himself as the first-choice nine.
Stringer has established himself as the first-choice nine.
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FORMER IRELAND INTERNATIONAL Peter Stringer has demonstrated his enduring worth this season and was last night named Sale Sharks’ player of the year.

The 38-year-old has enjoyed a successful first campaign at the AJ Bell Stadium and was recognised at the club’s annual supporters club dinner on Tuesday evening.

Stringer, who recently signed a one-year contract extension with Sale, has made 13 starts in the Aviva Premiership this term, as well as six further appearances from the bench.

In total, he has played 1,231 minutes of rugby during the 2015/16 campaign.

Sale are currently fifth in the Premiership with just two regular season games remaining.

Steve Diamond’s side sit six points off the play-off spots with fixtures against Gloucester and Newcastle Falcons to come.

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