Sale announce signing Italy full-back Luke McLean from Treviso for next season
Sale have announced the signing Italy full-back Luke McLean from Treviso.
Last Updated: 02/05/14 4:00pm
Queensland-born McLean began his career at Perth Spirit, representing Australia at U19 level, before joining Calvisano in 2007.
He switched Italian clubs to move to Treviso two years later and has won 56 international caps for the Azzurri.
Nathan Hines, Chris Cusiter, Alberto De Marchi, Darren Fearn and 26-year-old McLean have been added to the current Sharks squad by director of rugby Steve Diamond as he plots preparations for the next campaign.
Diamond said: "Luke is an exceptional international full-back. He is a genuine 15 and great under the high ball.
"Luke will bring a lot of experience with him and will compliment and help push our standards.
"With qualifying for the new European competition we have now brought in four internationals to replace the lads who are leaving. Luke is also a very competent goal kicker."