Superb character, but poor discipline
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.”