Sale Sharks are delighted to announce the signing of 28-year-old, No 8, Mark Easter from Northampton Saints on a two-year deal. Mark has made 113 appearances for Northampton, scoring 15 tries. Mark is a versatile player and although he prefers No 8, he is comfortable in all the back row positions. Born in Swaziland, the brother of England No 8, Nick.

Executive Director of Rugby Steve Diamond said, “This is another good signing for the club, I have watched Mark’s progress at Northampton and am very impressed with him. He hasn’t had the starts he wanted at Franklin’s Gardens and was looking for a new start.  He is an ambitious young man with a great work ethic and will fit in well when he joins us at the end of the season.”

Mark Easter said,“I feel that the opportunity and challenge presented by Sale Sharks is the right move for me at this stage of my career. The squad being built by Steve Diamond shows ambition and a clear direction – which I want to be part of. I also want to thank Northampton Saints and the fans wholeheartedly for the past five years and I wish the club all the best for the future”.