By James Ayles For Mailonline
Published: 01:05 BST, 2 May 2020 | Updated: 01:05 BST, 2 May 2020
England fly-half Katy Daley-Mclean believes the introduction of Sale Sharks to the Tyrrell's Premier 15s can help elevate the women's game to the next level.
The 34-year-old, who captained England to victory at the 2014 Rugby World Cup, completed a move to the newcomers this summer to take up a player-coach role after leaving Loughborough Lightning.
While the current Premier 15s season has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Daly-Mclean insisted it would not prove to be a long-term setback despite the profound financial impact it is projected to have.
Katy Daley-Mclean has completed a move to join Sale Sharks as a player-coach next season
Daly-Mclean told Sportsmail: 'The opportunity in modern day rugby to be at a club at the start of something as big as this is very rare.
'For me it was an opportunity I couldn't miss at this point of my career, I'm not going to play forever and I'm looking to transition into coaching or whatever comes next.
'The bits that excited me are that we will be based with the men's team at Carrington, we will have access to gyms and