Ex Wasps chief Hanks joins Sale

RUGBY UNION: Sale Sharks have appointed former Wasps director of rugby Tony Hanks as first-team coach. The 40-year-old, who left Wasps as director of rugby in February, will look after the side’s attack, game plan and defence. Sale director of sport Steve Diamond said: “He is the final piece of the off-field jigsaw and we are delighted he has chosen to join us.” Hanks added: “With so many players joining to form a much-changed team, it’s a great time to be involved with the club.”