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Peter Stringer has signed a one-year deal with a new club
The scrum-half is leaving Bath at the end of the season.

PETER STRINGER WILL be playing his rugby in the Aviva Premiership again next season.

The former Ireland scrum-half has penned a one-year deal with Sale Sharks, after his current club Bath announced in February that he wouldn’t be offered a new contract to stay at The Rec.

Stringer has been mostly plying his trade in England since 2011 when he left Munster to join Saracens on loan. The 37-year-old also had a spell with Newcastle Falcons.

Capped 98 times by Ireland, Stringer could end his time at Bath with a Premiership medal. They face Leicester Tigers in the semi-finals on Saturday.

The Corkman will link up with former Munster team-mate Sam Tuitupou at Sale, and he looks set to compete with Scottish international Chris Cusiter for the number nine shirt.

Steve Diamond, Sale Sharks’ Director of Rugby, said, “Once I heard that Peter was looking for a new club I made my move and I am delighted he has decided to join us.

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“He, like Chris Cusiter, has bags of experience and I am sure he will be a great addition to our squad. Peter will also be able to assist youngster James Mitchell, who is improving all the time and will no doubt be fighting for a place in the team soon.”

Sale Sharks finished this season in seventh place in the Aviva Premiership.

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