Sharks ready for success in 2020
SALE SHARKS LEGEND ON THE LATEST FROM THE AJ BELL STADIUM
SPORT is often about fine margins and our most recent game in the Heineken Champions Cup proved just that.
After a strong start, a yellow card for Tom Curry sent him to the sin bin, helping Exeter Chiefs to score 22 points in the first half to Sale’s 15.
But once we had 15 players back on the field, Exeter failed to get any more points on the board and, if not for a couple of missed opportunities, we could have won the game.
There are plenty of positives to be taken from the match, despite the loss. For example, a Sale side of old may have capitulated and gone on to lose by 30 or more. Now, they’re showing great determination to get results even when things aren’t going their way.
They’ll certainly be looking to get some revenge this week in the return fixture at Sandy Park on Sunday.
The game at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday was a sellout – our first in more than five years, and no one can say the fans weren’t entertained by our and Exeter’s efforts.
To have more than 11,000 people there is a massive statement for the club and it was fantastic to see lots of young people in the crowd, largely thanks to our strong links with local schools and junior sides.
Among those 11,000 was England head coach Eddie Jones, who paid a visit to check out the talent on display ahead of the Six Nations next year. Tom Curry and Exeter’s Henry Slade, along with lots of other players on the fringes of an international call up, will have given him a lot to take away from his trip to Manchester.
We’re looking forward to our festive Premiership fixture on Saturday, December
Tom Curry of Sale Sharks