Scotland back-row Josh Strauss to join Sale Sharks

Josh Strauss

Sale Sharks have signed Josh Strauss for an undisclosed fee

Glasgow Warriors chose not to offer the South Africa-born player, 30, a new contract with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.

Having attracted interest from top-flight clubs in England and France, Strauss will move to Premiership side Sale Sharks on what is understood to be a three-year deal.


Strauss is recovering from the kidney injury picked up during Scotland’s defeat by France that curtailed his Six Nations Championship.

The back-row, who qualified to represent Scotland after completing three years of residence, joined Glasgow in 2012 from the Lions.

He has made 104 Warriors appearances, helping them win the 2015 Pro12 title – the club’s first silverware.

Strauss’ ball-carrying was also pivotal to Glasgow reaching a maiden European Champions Cup quarter-final this season.