Sharks and Reds to share

Tue, 03 Apr 09:18:00 2012

Sale Sharks are poised to announce a ground-sharing move with Super League club Salford City Reds.

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The Sharks have been linked for some time with a switch to the new 26million City of Salford Stadium, which opened earlier this year, and have called a press conference at the ground on Wednesday morning "to make a major club announcement".

Sale have spent the last nine years at Stockport's Edgeley Park after moving from the club's Heywood Road base but are thought to have struck a deal with Peel Holdings and Salford City Council, the joint owners of the 12,000-seater stadium at Barton, just off the M60 motorway.

Premiership entry rules stipulate that all top-flight clubs have to register their declared ground for the following season by March 31, a deadline that passed at the weekend.

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