LEEDS Carnegie and England Saxons ace Kearnan Myall has agreed a two-year-deal to join Aviva Premiership rivals Sale Sharks in the summer, writes Leon Wobschall.
The 6ft 7in lock recently turned down a new contract with Carnegie and has elected to head across the Pennines, despite attracting the attention of Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers.
Young centre Luther Burrell – whose present contract also expires at the end of the season – also set to move on after snubbing a fresh offer – with Sale linked with a move.
Carnegie have been handed some good news on the signings front with props Phil Swainston and Gareth Denman penning new two-year deals, with second-row Tom Denton also signing an identical contract.
On the trio extending their deals at the club, head coach Neil Back said: “Leeds Carnegie has a strong tradition of giving young players the chance to play at the highest level and all three of these players are proud Yorkshiremen who love playing for their club.
“We are in the process of securing our squad for next season and this is great news on the back of Marco Wentzel’s new contract last week.”