Sale Sharks sign Romanian prop Alexandru Tarus

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Sale Sharks have bolstered their front-row options ahead of next season with the signing of Romanian international Alexandru Tarus on a two-year deal.

Tarus, who has 16 Romania caps, is currently in the PROD2 with Beziers.

Director of rugby Steve Diamond said: "Alexandru is a great signing for us, he can play on both sides of the scrum although he is a specialist tight-head.

"He is a big lad at 1.85m, weighing 125kgs and he will, I am sure, fit perfectly at Sharks."

Tarus added: "This is a great opportunity for me to play in the Premiership. I know Vadim Cobilas well and he told me what a great club Sale Sharks are to play for."