Lewis handed Sale chance
Former Dragons winger joins Sharks on trial
Last Updated: 02/07/10 9:55am
Former Newport Gwent Dragons winger James Lewis has joined Sale Sharks on trail.
The 22-year-old joins fellow triallist Rhys Crane in looking to secure a place in the full Sharks squad by impressing in pre-season.
Lewis spent four years at the Dragons before and ill-fated season at troubled Championship outfit Coventry.
Lewis, though, is now hoping to catch the eye of Sale head coach Mike Brewer during pre-season.
"I had to leave Wales to broaden my experience so I joined Coventry," said Lewis, who has been capped for the Wales Sevens team.
"The past season was a 'bit of a tricky year' for the once-famous Midlands club which went into administration: the players weren't being paid and for a spell around Christmas weren't training together.
"I'm happy that it's all behind me now, and I have a chance to progress at Sale Sharks."
Lewis will join Crane in the Sharks squad for the Manchester Sevens, with former Exeter fly-half Danny Gray also handed his chance to shine.