Su­perb char­ac­ter, but poor dis­ci­pline

The Rugby Paper - - Aviva Premiership -

A BEAM­ING Sale at­tack coach Paul Dea­con was de­lighted at how the Sharks neutered Worces­ter’s at­tack­ing in­tent, but dis­ap­pointed by his side’s in­dis­ci­pline.

Dea­con said: “Worces­ter were the form team com­ing into this and I was re­ally pleased at how we frus­trated them at the start, although we prob­a­bly should have cap­i­talised more on that.

“The red card put the play­ers un­der the pump, but for us to get the vic­tory shows the char­ac­ter we’ve got and the way we are build­ing.

“But we shouldn’t put our­selves un­der so much pres­sure by giv­ing away that many yel­low cards. I’m not sat­is­fied with that.”

Worces­ter back row David Den­ton said: “It’s a bit­ter pill. We’ve been on a bit of a high and this is a step back.

“It re­minds us that we need to keep work­ing and get­ting bet­ter, but there is a great amount of be­lief in this group.

“We’ve been used to play­ing some front-foot rugby and run­ning rugby in re­cent weeks and we need to be able to win these ugly ones too.”

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