Speaking after Sunday's victory against Newcastle Falcons, Steve Diamond revealed that he was pleased to get the victory in the opening Kings of the North fixture.
Diamond said: "It was good to get a run out, and to see the fruits of the labours of pre-season coming into fruition was very pleasing. Overall there was a lot of pleasing things, and a lot of things which we still need to work on.
In the match, Diamond decided to give a number of youngsters a start and he said he was very happy with them: "Over the next few games, we want to give a chance to all the side including the young players.
"That's the way we do it here, if they get the opportunity and they take it, it's all well and good. You just have to look at Mike Haley, Josh Beaumont, Tommy Taylor and Ross Harrison - they've all been given the chance and they've taken it."
He revealed it will be a similar squad for next week's game against Leicester Tigers at home: "It was a good work-out for us today, and we take on the Tigers at home. We are 100% at the moment, and want to maintain that record."
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