Sale Sharks’ Director of Rugby Steve Diamond expects a reaction from his side at tonight’s game against Newcastle and is hoping they can address the issues of last weekend’s Wasps loss.
Sale Sharks were held to their first draw of the season at home to Newcastle Falcons in the rain-lashed AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday.
Sale Sharks will hoping that their AJ Bell Stadium fortress stands firm this Saturday as Newcastle Falcons head to Manchester for the Aviva Premiership’s northern derby.
Sale Sharks have bolstered their line-up with first-team players to maintain their 100% home record this season as they welcome Pau in the European Challenge Cup.
Sale Sharks will be hoping that their fortress, the AJ Bell Stadium, helps them maintain their home advantage when they face Northampton Saints on Sunday.
Sale will face Leicester Tigers on Saturday needing to take just one point from the clash to clinch their first piece of silverware in nine years.
Winger Edwards signed on at the AJ Bell Stadium on a one-year contract after he impressed in the opening games of the inaugural contest.
Budding young Sale Sharks talents Tommy Taylor, Mike Haley, Will Addison, Josh Beaumont and Ross Harrison must all devour opposing Premiership sides this season, says defence coach Mike Forshaw.
With the start of next year’s domestic season delayed because of England hosting the Rugby World Cup, Sale Sharks will face off against fellow Aviva Premiership teams Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons in a Kings of the North tournament prior to the World Cup.
A win on Tyneside against Newcastrle on Sunday in round nine would move Sale closer to director of rugby Steve Diamond’s Christmas points target and strengthen their claim for a top six place.
Captain Dan Braid scored the only try of the match just over 10 minutes from time, after both sides traded penalties, to give Sale a 16-12 win at Twickenham Stoop.