Sale sign Little to replace de Beer
October 28, 1999
Fijian World Cup player Nicky Little has signed for Allied Dunbar Premiership one outfit Sale as replacement for Jannie de Beer.
Sale's director of rugby, Adrian Hadley, who was furious over de Beer's withdrawal from his contract, expressed delight at landing Little, a nephew of former All Black centre Walter Little.
"He is a very good all-round player. He kicks goals, defends well, takes responsibility in midfield and has developed his tactical skills under the coaching of All Black Andrew Mehrtens and former Wigan Warrior Frano Botica."
"I was impressed with him during the World Cup and he is very keen to play for the Sharks having heard a lot about us from Simon Raiwalui, his Fijian team-mate who spent two years at Heywood Road."
Huw Richards Rewinds to 1975 when three Welsh legends were handed their debuts and assesses their legacy
Seven places in the Champions Cup quarter-finals are up for grabs; we break down the permutations for each group in the final round of matches
"Easter must show he is built in the Lancaster blueprint despite having not featured on the England radar until now," writes Tom Hamilton
Monday Maul reflects on a stark setback against Saracens for Munster and ponders what it all means for the Irish provinces in the Champions Cup