Diamond fumes at Foley’s late call
STEVE Diamond once again aimed his wrath in the direction of referee Tom Foley as his side lost 39-30 to Gloucester in a topsy-turvy nine-try extravaganza.
The unhappy Sharks boss was in no mood for any Easter forgiveness after Sale missed out on a possible second point at the death when Foley awarded the hosts a penalty at a ruck which Billy Burns kicked to deny a losing bonus.
“I may sound like a whingeing toe-rag but there were three or four decisions which were wrong, and it costs you dearly,” said Diamond. “I’m not too dejected because we came to score four tries at least and we did. We just didn't get the W.
“We should have got at least another losing bonus point but four of our guys were judged to be offside at a ruck.
“We had our noses in front after half-time but they have some fine strike runners and if you gift them space they will exploit it. But the game was won and lost in exiting. We scored a try and then gave one away.”