There wasn't a red sky over the Salford City Stadium last Friday evening - in fact, rain fell heavily from leaden night skies - but the third occupant of the Sale Sharks' number 15 shirt this season was just happy to be out on the pitch.
During his lunch break on Monday, we asked him how he felt about the game.
"It was a great result for us. It's no secret that we've been having a bit of a tough time with results. One thing that's been constant is how the boys have stuck together and I thought that during the last five minutes of the game, we were really 'under the pump'. The defensive passion to hold out and drive Saracens back was great. To win was a great feeling and it will really motivate the boys for the rest of the season."
Is full back your favoured position?
"Definitely. Wing or full back. The positions in the modern game are so similar that it's quite easy to interchange but, yes, I prefer the freedom at fifteen."
Did the usual Monday analysis show anything?
"The match played out like we thought it would. The first half was scrappy and we made a few mistakes that we definitely need to change for this weekend. Personally, I did some good things and others which showed that I'm a little bit rusty. The more games I can play, the more I'm going to re-discover that consistency."
At the start of the second half, you put in three booming clearance kicks out of defence.
"It was one of the things we spoke about. In the first half, our exits were quite poor. I went out with the mindset after half time to play as 'long' as we could, to force them to work out of their own 'D' zone and it paid off for us."
There was a wonderful picture of you with the lads on this website, and in the Manchester Evening News, looking really pleased at the end of the match. Three home wins on the trot now!
"It's a great feeling, and the new stadium's ready for people to come and watch us. That's why I play the game - I love to win. I don't care if I'm down at the park, in a game of touch against my mates, or on the big stage: I just want to win and it was a great feeling to get that on Friday night!"
We'll give you the chance: Twickenham on Saturday, a good day for the boys in gold and green!
I'd better keep my mouth shut! I'm heavily outnumbered here. I'll just look round with my head held high and know how the boys got on. It was a good performance by them. The Wallabies were under pressure after the game in France, probably feeling a bit like we were here. Happy to have a win."
Can Sale Sharks make it four home wins in a row? The next home game for Sale Sharks is against Northampton Saints on Friday 30th November at 7.45pm. Book your tickets now by calling our Ticketline on 08444 994 994 or book your tickets online.
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