11 Apr 2017 - 16:40
Russian international Ostrikov signs new Sale contract
London: Russian international lock Andrei Ostrikov signed a new two year contract with English Premiership side Sale Sharks on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old -- capped 26 times -- has made over 100 appearances for the Sharks since signing from French outfit Aurillac in 2011.
"When I first saw Andrei play, I spotted his massive potential," said Sale's rugby director Steve Diamond.
"He was one of my first signings, and he is a player who gives everything both on and off the field. He plays hard, trains hard and never takes a backward step.
"He is well-respected by the whole squad, and it's great to get his signature on a new contract."
Sale are 10th in the Premiership ,16 points clear of bottom side Bristol with three matches of the regular