Sharks hunting Richards

Sale keen on Man of Steel

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Sharks hunting Richards

Richards: Wanted by Sale

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Sale are set to launch an ambitious bid for Wigan Warriors winger Pat Richards.

Man of Steel winner Richards has been working his way back to full fitness after rupturing his Achilles tendon in the Grand Final win over St Helens in October.

The 29-year-old had initially been linked to a temporary cross-code switch to the Sharks, who have seen leading scoring Tom Brady ruled out with a shoulder injury.

However with Wigan keen to keep hold of the Australia-born Ireland international, Sale are ready to offer him the chance to swap codes at the end of the current Super League campaign.

A Sale spokesman told The Sun: "He has everything it takes to be a great union player."

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Danny Campbell says...

Rugby union constantly have to take all the good players from rugby league, simply because they cannot train these high quality players themselves. Pat, do as Kris Radlinski did and tell them where to go...you wont find no greater club that Wigan.

Posted 20:18 30th March 2011

Leigh Richardson says...

you can see the attraction, exciting skillful rugby played at high speed in front of big crowds.... then there is union... no contest lol

Posted 20:16 22nd March 2011

David Mckeown says...

'a great union player'... Is there such a thing? Did that guy not watch the Six Nations ?

Posted 12:01 22nd March 2011

Dr.micheal Stepenson says...

not too fussed about this one, Richards is old, injured and Wigan have some class young wingers who need first team assurances. Let him go and become an RU international star within 12 months, it's easy.

Posted 10:49 22nd March 2011

Martin Aspey says...

No freaking way! This has got to stop now. Don't do it Pat, resist the power of the dark side!

Posted 10:29 22nd March 2011

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