Jon Mills joined Sale Sharks from London Welsh in 2013, after having captained the Exiles and made over 169 appearances for the club. In his final season there, Mills was still voted the club’s Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year. In his debut season at the Sharks Mills made 29 appearances in an impressive season. Able to play either as a lock or back-rower, Jon was described by Sale’s Director of Rugby, Steve Diamond, as being “a key player for us since he joined us two years ago. With his hard work and leadership skills both on and off the pitch, he epitomises everything that we are about”.
In January 2015 Jon signed a new 2 year deal with the club with Diamond again plying praise on his enforcer; “Jonathan played a big part in our success last season and has again been a key player for us so far this campaign and we are all thrilled he has signed a new deal with us”.