Sharks enjoyed a fabulous weekend in Devon beating the Exeter Chiefs 55-12 at Sandy Park in what Director of Rugby Steve Diamond referred to as the BEST performance by a Sharks side since he returned to the club in January 2011. The 55 points tally was the highest number of points the Sharks have ever scored away from home in a Premiership game and the 43 point winning margin was second only to the 45-0 win at Harlequins back in February 2003 when Steve Diamond was Head Coach. The media have handed out praise on the Sharks performance with BT pundit and ex England captain Lawrence Dallaglio declared as the 'performance of the round'. It's also been named the top performance in European rugby this weekend and pushes Sale Sharks up to 13th in the European rankings which is their highest position since Philippe Saint Andre's time at the club.
Steve Diamond paid tribute to all his players and also the fans by saying, " The performance was magnificent and considering we had never won at Exeter, it's all the more pleasing. Remember Exeter are a good side coached well and have won the LV Cup but on Saturday we did everything right and to score eight tries was excellent. A lot of our loyal fans made the trip down too on the Bank Holiday weekend and they always give the lads 100%. The lads responded and also went over to thank the fans after the whistle."
Diamond added, " We have two games left, we have qualified for the new elite European competition so our fans can look forward to some huge games at the AJ Bell Stadium next season, but before then we entertain Leicester Tigers a week on Saturday and we will do everything we can to win the game before travelling down to London Irish for the final game. We have some exciting new signings coming in next season in Chris Cusiter, Nathan Hines and Alberto de Marchi so the future is looking good for us. We will be moving to Saturday afternoon kick offs next season and the season ticket prices are amongst the best value in the Premiership so I would like to ask our fans to back the lads and snap up their season tickets."
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TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR THE FINAL PREMIERSHIP HOME GAME AGAINST LEICESTER TIGERS ON SATURDAY MAY 3RD 2014, KICK OFF 3-15PM