Sale Sharks sign Jono Ross from Stade Francais & Andrei Ostrikov pens new deal

Jono Ross and Andrei Ostrikov

Sale Sharks have signed Stade Francais number eight Jono Ross on a three-year deal and agreed a new two-year contract with second-row Andrei Ostrikov

South Africa-born Ross, 26, joined Stade in 2014 from Super Rugby’s Bulls and had a stint at Saracens in 2013.

His move to the Premiership makes him available for England selection as he qualifies through his grandmother.

Russia lock Ostrikov, 29, joined in 2011 and has played more than 100 games in six years at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Sale signed Romania prop Alexandru Tarus for next season on Monday, to add to the arrivals of Josh Strauss, Will Cliff and Marc Jones.