Sale Sharks sign Russia forward Andrei Ostrikov
Sale have signed Russia international second-row forward Andrei Ostrikov from French second tier side Aurillac.
The 23-year-old becomes the second Russian to join a Premiership team following Vasili Artemiev's switch to Northampton in March.
Sharks executive director of sport Steve Diamond told the club website: "His desire is to spend some time in England, and he's a hungry lad.
"Andrei is a big, athletic lad who has been coached well in France."