Having only started playing the game at school, it has become apparent that Ross Harrison is becoming the rising star for the Sharks squad. Having stated he was lucky to be where he is today, his passion and desire to succeed shone through as he continues to progress.
Ross came up through the academy and has remained loyal to the club since. Having had huge inspirations along the way with the likes of Andrew Sheridan, Alastair Dickinson his attitude to learn new traits was pleasing. He stated that "We have always had an awesome front row at Sale and it is great to learn different aspects and apply them to my own game".
Ross's hard work throughout the years was rewarded over the summer with a trip with the England set up in which he described as "unexpected" joining a number of the Shark's squad. Still very young in the game his ambition and attitude is outstanding.
Not only did Ross have an excellent season last year, but the Sharks seem to surpass themselves and it was apparent that the spirits in the training camp are at a high and the team are really looking to kick on this season, build on the momentum and continue the good form.
As a prop in this sweltering heat Ross firstly stated that pre-season was tough! Steve Diamond has obviously been working the boy's hard pre-season but as Ross said "It has to be done, whatever we get done now, it's in the bank for the season". Ross continued in a mature manner to define Diamond as a very good leader adding "you get what you get with him".
So as the season draws closer, it seems the squad are fired up and looking to progress this year and Ross is looking for another outstanding season as he continue to put in the hard graft and encouraging signs to learn and continually improve his game.
Tommy Taylor is one of three Sale players who could potentially be running out on Sunday at Twickenham when England take on the Barbarians. We managed to catch Tommy for a chat during a break in training and he told us about the long road back after injuring his knee last May in the corresponding fixture.
Peter Stringer signed for the club last week and he joins an illustrious list of Sharks scrum-halves and has to do a lot to be at the top of this list. We've ranked the Top Five No. 9s who have pulled on the Sharks shirt.