Solomona seals Sale move

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Record-breaking wing Denny Solomona has switched codes to join Sale Sharks from Castleford Tigers on a three-year contract.

Super League side Castleford said they would take legal action after the in-demand Solomona failed to turn up for pre-season training as he tried to force through a move.

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond claimed the New Zealand-born 23-year-old, who scored a Super League record 40 tries for the Tigers in 2016, had "resigned" from rugby league in a bid to ply his trade in union.

And Sale on Tuesday confirmed they have now got their man.

"We are delighted that Denny has signed for us. He is a great player with an eye for scoring tries and has the added bonus of having played rugby union in his time at school and college," said Diamond.

Sale had already added the powerful flyer, who can also operate at centre or full-back and was shortlisted for the Man of Steel award this year, to their squad for the European Champions Cup.

Solomona will link up with Josh Charnley, another recent recruit from Super League, at the AJ Bell Stadium.