Sharks sign Doncaster Tighthead WillGriff John


Sale Sharks have signed Tighthead Prop WillGriff John from Doncaster Knights.

Born in Plymouth, WillGriff, 24, started his playing career at Pontypridd as well as representing Wales at all Junior Levels. He also played for Cardiff Blues before moving to New Zealand and played for two seasons in the ITM Cup with the province of Northlands.

He then returned to the UK and joined Doncaster in the Championship in November 2014 where he has been one of the leading Front Rowers in the competition over the last 3 years.

He was a member of the 2012 Wales U20 World Cup Squad that finished third in the competition and helped inflict the first ever defeat on the New Zealand U20’s since the competitions formation.

Director of Rugby Steve Diamond said: “WillGriff is a great signing for us and I look forward to working with him. He has been one of the most consistent performers in the Championship and is a good ball carrier who also works hard in defence.”