REPORTS suggest that Sale Sharks' rumoured pursuit of Worcester Warriors' Nick Schonert has ended. 

The 29-year-old prop was a top target for Sale's head coach Alex Sanderson according to The Rugby Paper, but they have failed in their attempt to bring him to the AJ Bell.

Schonert, a former South African under 20 international, has been a regular started since he moved to Worcster back in 2014 and is now one of the league's top scrummagers. 

Schonert signed a contract extension back in December 2019 to keep him at Sixways. The length of that extension is unknown.

The Rugby Paper say Warriors remain interested in a fly-half and a number eight but their search continues on that front.