Fan favourite Cameron Neild has returned to Sale on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The powerful back-rower made 130 appearances in his first stint for the Premiership club before returning from Edinburgh this season. His first appearance for the Sharks was in 2014.

The 29-year-old joined Worcester Warriors at the end of 2021, making only three appearances for the club before making a move to Glasgow Warriors and then Edinburgh for a combined six appearances for the two clubs before being released in 2023.

He has returned to Sale Sharks where he found all of his success between 2014 and 2022. Neild gives the team more options as they look to move up the Premiership table and progress in the Challenge Cup.

Sale haven’t quite lived up to last season’s expectations where they had an extremely successful campaign finishing second to Saracens.

They’ve struggled so far this season and sit seventh on 32 points after 12 games.

With the addition of  Neild Sale will look for a late charge up the table and more success in the Challenge Cup.

Neild said: “This is my hometown club, the club I support, and I grew up playing here from a young age so it’s great to be back.

“I think I’ve matured while I’ve been away but I’m still the same player. I still try and be as abrasive and physical as possible and that’s what I’ll be doing if I get the chance to play.

“I’m not looking beyond this season personally. For the team, I’m thinking ‘let’s go and win the league.’ Results haven’t been what we want but I’ve noticed a massive drive to put that right. There’s so much talent here, and a great coaching staff and I don’t see any reason why we can’t go on a winning run.”

Sale will play bottom of the league Newcastle Falcons on March 8th.