Sale Sharks made a visit to train at Moulton College Sports Facilities ahead of a Friday evening match against Premiership rivals Northampton Saints. The Sharks led by Director of Rugby Steve Diamond made the trip to Moulton on Thursday afternoon to take advantage of the excellent rugby facilities that the College has developed over recent years.
Leading the team out on the pitch was head coach Brian Redpath. Redpath, nicknamed Brush, won 60 caps playing for Scotland, captaining the team on a number of occasions. His appearances included two Rugby World Cups in 1999 and 2003.
Having retired following the 2003 Rugby World Cup, Bryan became Backs Coach at Gloucester Rugby before being promoted to Head Coach on the departure of Dean Ryan in June 2009.
He resigned from Gloucester in April 2012 and moved up North, to become a key member of the coaching staff at Sale Sharks.
The Sharks Director of Rugby presented the College with two signed playing shirts as a thank you to the College Facilities team for arranging the trip at short notice. The shirts will join the display of England and numerous other International team shirts from visiting clubs that adorn the walls of the College.
Robbie Speirs, The College sports resources manager commented that “The inspirational value that these types of visits offer to our students and in particular to our Rugby academy students is really second to none.”