Sale Sharks have announced that First Team Coach, Tony Hanks, has left the club with immediate effect and by mutual consent.
Hanks was formerly Director of Rugby at London Wasps and joined Sale Sharks in July 2011 with responsibility for the side's attack, game plan and defence.
Steve Diamond, CEO of Sale Sharks said: " It has been a season of great change at Sale Sharks and I would like to thank Tony for his help in implementing that change. The owners, directors, players and supporters all wish Tony well in the future. In the meantime our work continues."
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.