SALE Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond is delighted the club have secured the services of Denny Solomona on a three-year contract.

The 23-year-old, who was born in Auckland, played rugby league for Castleford in the summer and can play at wing, centre or full-back.

Diamond told the Sharks club website: "We are delighted that Denny has signed for us.

"He is a great player with an eye for scoring tries and has the added bonus of having played Rugby Union in his time at school and college."

Solomona played for his college team in New Zealand before joining the Melbourne Storm youth team, scoring eight tries in 13 games before breaking his leg.

He switched to British shores two years ago and signed for London Broncos, scoring 10 tries in 21 games before the team were relegated.

The Kiwi then joined Castleford Tigers and scored 42 tries in 2016, breaking Lesley Vainikolo's Super League record set in 2004.

Solomona could be involved on Sunday when Sharks look to bounce back from a 50-3 defeat at Saracens in the European Champions Cup when they host the same opposition in the same competition on home soil, kick off 5.30pm.