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James Gaskell

James Gaskell

James Gaskell

Twenty-year-old James Gaskell has been appointed captain of Sale for the new season.

He will become the club's youngest captain, at 20 years and 106 days, when he leads the team into Friday's Aviva Premiership opener against Newcastle Falcons.

The Sharks academy graduate made his first-team debut against Cardiff Blues in October 2008, and last season was named the team's players' player of the year.

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