After signing eight new members to the team, Sale sharks have Jonathan Mills as their newest addition. Mills is now joining the Sale Sharks after six years playing for the Exiles. The 29-year-old is known for leading the Exiles for a successful championship in the last season in the Aviva premiership. One of his highlights as the lead player of exiles was the 29-19 win that led him to being voted as player of the year and supporter club player of the year. By joining Sale Sharks, Mills is hoping to expand his premiership career right after leaving the London Welsh.
Sharks signed Mills after he was able to beat the Sharks last season on September at the Salford City Stadium. Last January, Mills finally agreed to sign a two years contract to join Sharks in the Kassam stadium. Although his stay in the premiership could only last for just a season, Mills clearly made an impression by appearing 169 times and leas them to victory along with the London Welsh. Mills has stated that it was quite hard to leave London welsh, a team where he first started his rugby career, but also stated that it was necessary to expand his rugby career in the premiership.
Mills itself is not the first athlete to be signed by the Sharks this season. Sale Sharks has been on a signing streak for the last season, already signing on eight new players for next seasons. Jonathan Mills, as the ninth addition, will join the previous signed athlete such as Tom Arscott, Michael Paterson, Dan Baines, Andy Forsyth, Kirill Kulemin, Charlie Walker-Blair, Joe Ford, and Phil Mackenzie. All of those players are deemed to be one of the best athlete and newcomers this season. Mills is also the fourth former Welsh London to join Sale Sharks this season.