However rugby is an 80-minute game and we have to learn to continue to frustrate teams and stay in the fight until the end. This means learning to appreciate the ball when we get it and keep the ball, so that we can transfer pressure back on to the opposition.
Looking ahead to our Aviva Premiership game against London Wasps on Sunday 23rd December, we must continue to fight for each other and respect the ball. John Mitchell has been a great influence on the team and is leading us in the right direction. We need to continue to progress and improve our consistency.
London Wasps is a massive challenge for us, but one we should look forward to. The premiership is our bread and butter and we need to get our season up and running, going into the half way stage.
I truly believe we can be successful, as do the rest of the lads, but it must start in the festive period! Wasps are a revitalised team from last season and this season, with some additions, have been in good form in their challenge for top 6.
I hope our superb supporters turn out in force this weekend against Wasps and at home on the 28th, against Worcester Warriors. We need you to cheer the team on over this crucial festive period. Let's make it a good Christmas and New Year for everyone connected with Sale Sharks Rugby Club!
Our next Aviva Premiership home game will be against Worcester Warriors on Friday 28th December. Click here to book your tickets now or call 08444 994 994 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).
As a Christmas treat, Sale Sharks are offering a shirt and ticket offer for #SHAvWAR. So, buy the Sharks home, alternate or European shirt online or in-store and receive a discounted ticket to the game. Click here for more information.