Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sharks Made Their Point against Quins - Diamond

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sharks Made Their Point against Quins - Diamond

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STEVE Diamond believes denying Harlequins a losing bonus point on Friday night could be crucial in the battle a place in the Aviva Premiership top four - even two games into the season.

Sale Sharks bounced back from their opening day defeat at Newcastle to secure a 19-17 victory at the AJ Bell Stadium, thanks to the boot of fly-half Dan Mugford and a try from David Seymour.

"Overall, it's a small step, we managed to get the win and deny them a losing bonus point which in this league is cucial as it proved last year," said director of rugby Diamond. "If you want to finish in the top four, you've got to deny other teams bonus points and we did that so I'm happy.

"I thought Dan Mugford had an outstanding game, moving up the level. Dan played really well last week. …

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