Luther Burrell (c) is tackled by Courtney Lawes of Northampton Saints

Crossing the Pennines to join the Sale Sharks Revolution next season will be centre Luther Burrell. Aged 23, Luther was born in Huddersfield, for whom he played as his first club. Luther joins team mate Kearnan Myall who joined the Sharks from Leeds Carnegie last month.

Luther made one appearance in National One for Leeds Tykes during 2006-7, but has become a regular first-team player during the past two campaigns. He has made 41 senior appearances, scoring 8 tries.

Luther has also played Rugby League for Huddersfield Giants and trained with Carnegie’s sister club, Leeds Rhinos. He widened his Union experience with loan spells at Otley and Rotherham. Luther is 6ft 3 ins. tall and weighs 16st 5 lbs.

Executive Director of Sport Steve Diamond said, ” Luther is an excellent signing for us. He is a big powerful centre who can defend well and can also break holes in the opposition defence. He was a stand out player for Leeds when they played against us at Edgeley Park recently and I am sure he will fit in well with what we are trying to create at Sale Sharks.”