Steve Diamond Shortlisted as Director of Rugby of the Season
28 April 2014 10:58am
By Dave Swanton
Sale Sharks Director of Rugby, Steve Diamond has been shortlisted for the Guinness Director of Rugby of the Season accolade.
Dimes is in good company, nominated alongside Saracens' Mark McCall, and Leicester Tigers' Richard Cockerill.
After a turbulent 2012/13 season, Steve Diamond has turned it around, with Sharks now guaranteed top-flight European rugby next year. Now guaranteed to finish in at least 6th place, the team is a long way away from where they were last season.
Sale Sharks would like to congratulate Steve Diamond on his nomination, alongside Dan Braid, who is also shortlisted for Player of the Season.
Captain Dan Braid's performances have been monumental throughout the season, and his leadership has been second to none on the field.
Steve Diamond said of his nomination: "I am delighted to be short listed for the award. We've been able to compete with the top teams in the league this year, and reached our first European quarterfinal for the first time since 2008. We're now looking to finish the season strongly and have a break before we start planning for next season"
Two British & Irish Lions are retiring at the end of the season, and they will be facing each other as Ugo Monye of Harlequins will be taking on Mark Cueto of Sale Sharks at The AJ Bell Stadium next Saturday (25th) at 2pm.
Don't miss Danny Cipriani's attempt to outfox England captain Chris Robshaw at our game against Quins next Saturday. Robshaw has battled to keep the world's top fly-half's quiet in England colours and will attempt to stifle Danny's exciting talent when they face up against each other at the AJ Bell Stadium.