andy powell walesSale Sharks today announced the signing of 29-years-old Welsh international Number 8 Andy Powell on a two year deal.

Capped 17 times by his country, Andy has previously played for Wasps, Cardiff, Newport and Llanelli. Andy was also a member of the British and Irish Lions touring party to South Africa in 2009.

Andy stands at 6ft 4ins tall and weighs 18 stones, and is Sale Sharks’ fourteenth new signing.

Sharks’ Executive Director of Sport Steve Diamond said, “This is a huge signing for us. Andy has tremendous experience, is one of the best ball carrying forwards in World Rugby and is one of the final pieces in the jigsaw as far as our recruitment goes for next term.”