Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Diamond: Survival Comes First

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Diamond: Survival Comes First

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SALE Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond admits his first focus is on Gallagher Premiership Rugby survival before he begins thinking about challenging at the top of the table.

The Sharks were in the mix for European Champions Cup qualification until the final day of the 2017/18 campaign, eventually finishing in eighth after losing to Leicester Tigers.

Despite a deflating climax, it was considered a promising season after Sale's disappointing 10th place finish the year before, with their commitment to attacking rugby providing many highlights.

And while Diamond is cautious about looking beyond survival in the cut-throat Premiership landscape, he believes the building blocks are in place for the club to continue to progress.

"We're looking forward to our early challenges against Harlequins and Worcester," he said. …

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