Injury and the mid season form of Danny Cipriani has restricted the number of starts Nick has made this season, but since being handed the number ten jersey against Bath and again on Sunday Nick has taken his chance well and helped earn Sharks seven crucial game points to assist with the great escape from the bottom of the table.
Diamond said, " Nick is a great professional. He is out in all weathers training and even comes in on his day off to practice his goalkicking. The conditions at Carrington change all the time with the wind directions and Nick makes sure he takes full advantage of this."
Diamond added, " We are lucky to have two quality fly halves on our books. Nick has control of the number ten jersey at the moment, but Danny is still involved in our plans and if an injury comes or someone doesn't play well we can use Danny as a replacement or indeed to start."