Off the back of a very good season Michael was another Sharks players to be called up to the England squad declaring "I obviously gained recognition from the year's work and it was a great achievement.
Many Pundits have talked about Sales pack and how they have transformed into a formidable outfit with a smart rolling maul. The hard work within the forwards is obviously paying dividends as Michael said "It all starts up front, we worked hard at the scrum and the lineout and these things don't come easy".
The defence as a team last year was impressive, again further highlighting the hard work, the desire to success and the passion throughout the team. The defensive system at Sale hasn't always been strong but last seasons efforts instigated by Mike Forshaw reaped rewards.
Not only can the fans look forward to European rugby but Michael said "More of the same, score a few more tries, gain a few bonus points and creep up that ladder". The premiership is a tough competition but the Sharks need to be mentally switched on, physically prepared as no game is going to be an easy one so that Sharks are going to have to work harder than ever for it.