Tom Wood has labelled fellow England flanker Tom Curry as a “warrior” and believes the youngster will continue to deliver for the national side.
They face Wasps, Saracens, Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins in the final four weeks of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season but Harry Mallinder is convinced Northampton Saints can still finish their league campaign with a flourish.
Sale Sharks captain and England international Josh Beaumont says it’s away from home where his side can really make a difference this season.
Sale Sharks make their second trip to London of the new Aviva Premiership season tonight and are determined to banish the memories of their Saracens loss with a win at The Stoop.
Sale secured their second home victory in as many weeks against Northampton Saints on Sunday.
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 Sharks went from heroes to zeroes on Saturday, following up their Kings of the North tournament victory with a crushing defeat away to Saracens.
Sale Sharks’ director of rugby Steve Diamond knows what new signing and former South African international Brian Mujati can bring to a team and is hoping for similar success this time round.
George North insists new teammate Michael Paterson, who after two seasons with the Sharks heads south to join up with 2014 champions and last year’s table-toppers Northampton Saints, will have no problem slotting in.
England head coach Stuart Lancaster was at the AJ Bell stadium to watch Danny Cipriani orchestrate the performance in blustery conditions as the Sharks ran out 20-7 winners against the Premiership pacesetters.
There is no let up for Sharks as they welcome reigning champions and table-toppers Northampton tomorrow who are on a seven-game winning streak and six points clear of the chasing pack.