Andy Forsyth, Phil Mackenzie and Dan Baines to join Sale Sharks

Last Updated: 01/05/13 7:54am

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Andy Forsyth: Joining up with Sale Sharks

Andy Forsyth: Joining up with Sale Sharks

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Sale Sharks have confirmed the signings of Andy Forsyth, Phil Mackenzie and Dan Baines for next season.

Forsyth, a 22-year-old centre, teams up with the Sharks after finding his opportunities limited at Leicester, while Canada winger Mackenzie follows Kirill Kulemin and Tom Arscott in making the switch from London Welsh.

Baines will make the step up to the Premiership after the hooker impressed playing for Rotherham in the RFU Championship.

"Andy is a very talented young player," Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond told the club's official site. "He's played for Leicester numerous times and is very highly rated but hasn't had as many opportunities in the first team at Leicester as he would like and he wants to impress. We're delighted that he is joining us.

"As regards Phil, he has played really well for London Welsh all season long. He's a real hard working lad and I think he will fit in really well here next season.

"In terms of Dan, I believe he has been the best hooker playing in the Championship this season. He's got big passion, is very ambitious and wants to play in the Premiership.

"He's still a young lad and this is a big opportunity for him."

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