Euro trip will prove oc­ca­sion to savour

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT -

THE New Year can be a time to try and start afresh for some clubs, but at Sale Sharks we’re hop­ing for more of the same af­ter some fan­tas­tic re­sults over the Christ­mas pe­riod.

In the past few weeks we’ve put on two im­pres­sive dis­plays at the AJ Bell Sta­dium, firstly beat­ing Northamp­ton 22-10 to ce­ment our place at the top end of the Gal­lagher Pre­mier­ship be­fore the hol­i­days got un­der­way.

Then, we had the hon­our of kick­ing off the first Pre­mier­ship game of the decade at home to Har­lequins last Fri­day scor­ing a mas­sive 48 points in front of a bumper home crowd to start 2020 in the best pos­si­ble way.

The game felt like the per­for­mance the lads have been threat­en­ing to do for some time now and one that the fans had been long­ing for.

We re­ally cap­i­talised on the po­ten­tial we’ve been show­ing since the start of the sea­son, fol­low­ing some im­pres­sive re­cruit­ment dur­ing the sum­mer to bring more top in­ter­na­tion­als to the club.

We of­ten host events for our club part­ners and we’ve re­cently had play­ers like Faf De Klerk and Tom Curry speak­ing about how we’d had a solid start to the sea­son that needed to be built on. It’s fan­tas­tic to see that we’re now do­ing ex­actly that with some eye-catch­ing re­sults and we’re cur­rently sat fourth in the ta­ble.

Our good form has ar­rived right in time for our big trip to France tonight too as we visit La Rochelle in the Heineken Cup. Trav­el­ling away in Europe is one of the big­gest and best things for any club, and at Sale Sharks we def­i­nitely do it well.

In ad­di­tion to lots of trav­el­ling

Jono Ross cel­e­brates dur­ing Sale’s im­pres­sive win over Har­lequins

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