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Sale centre Jordan Davies switches codes to sign 18-month deal with Salford City Reds

Last Updated: 01/05/13 11:57am

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Jordan Davies: Returning to his rugby league roots

Jordan Davies: Returning to his rugby league roots

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Salford have raided rugby union to sign Sale Sharks centre Jordan Davies.

The 23-year-old, who played rugby league as a teenager before joining Sale, has signed an 18-month contract.

Davies had two spells with the Sharks either side of a period in New Zealand and also enjoyed a successful loan at Leeds Carnegie.

Reds head coach Brian Noble said: "Jordan comes highly rated but we certainly don't want to heap pressure on him.

"He has played rugby league before when he was 16, a lot has changed since then so we will let him settle in to the way we do things.

"He will be having a look at us over the next 18 months as we are at him. He's an exciting prospect."

Player welfare manager Paul Highton said: "We are really looking forward to working with Jordan.

"He has bags of talent and this is a big career move for him. He knows the area, knows the stadium already and is chomping at the bit to get going."

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