The back-rower, a cult figure courtesy of his full-length beard, has signed a three-year deal with the Premiership side, having impressed since arriving in Pro12 from Super Rugby franchise Lions in his native South Africa in 2012.
“Since coming to the UK I always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to play in the Premiership, which is a highly rated competition by players in South Africa,” Strauss said in a statement.
“I signed for Glasgow and needed to sign for a second term in order to qualify to play for the national side. I have really enjoyed my time with the Warriors but I asked my agent to look around in the Premiership for me. He came back with Sale Sharks who have a good name, a good record in the Premiership and looked an attractive proposition.”
— Sale Sharks (@SaleSharksRugby) February 28, 2017
Sale’s director of rugby Steve Diamond said: “Josh is a world-class ball-carrying forward. He has been performing well for both Glasgow and Scotland over the past five years and will complement the squad in the ball-carrying department. He is a leader and a very powerful athlete.”
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