Marc Jones who is now one of the clubs longest serving players believes that finishing sixth last season represented a good year's work, which, with application this coming season, could lead to bigger and better things.
"This season, we know where we are, we know last season was a good year for us and we're just looking to build on that and see if we can finish top six again and get in Europe next year.
"We've looked at last season's performances and we know the games where we slipped up, against two of the top-four teams in Leicester and Harlequins, so judging on those performances we probably weren't ready for a top four push last season.
"So I think going forward into next season we might be in a stronger position."
Sharks begin their Aviva Premiership season at home to Bath this Saturday, kick off 2pm, while their first European fixture arrives on October 18, when they welcome Irish outfit Munster to Manchester.
"We know that once you're into European competition it's a difficult season, like in past years when we've been there," said the 27-year-old.
"We've struggled in the league, we haven't got the biggest of squads like Saracens, Clermont and Munster, who have massive squads and can cater for Europe.
"We need to step up. We've heard the 'Group of Death' but we've gone to Clermont and we've won in the past.
"Last season we performed well against Saracens, narrowly losing on both occasions. But this year you never know. On the day any team can beat anyone." Tickets are available for the game on Saturday against Bath at the AJ Bell Stadium, kick off 2pm. Supporters can purchase tickets by phoning 08444-994-994, by calling at the stadium ticket office or online at https://www.eticketing.co.uk/salesharksrugby/default.aspx . If you require a call back please email your name and number to firstname.lastname@example.org
With the RBS 6 Nations coming to a conclusion, Aviva Premiership Rugby returns with a bang this weekend. However, March saw some exciting domestic performances across Aviva Premiership Rugby and the LV Cup.
Sale Sharks beat Gloucester at the AJ Bell Stadium knowing the win would keep up the pressure on the leading pack and help keep the clubs hopes alive to earn a place in the elite European Competition next term.
Sale Sharks entertain Gloucester at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday afternoon (kick off 2pm) knowing that a win will keep up the pressure on the leading pack and help earn a place in the elite European Competition next term.
Sale Sharks have re-scheduled the fans evening, and the new date is Tuesday 5th May at the AJ Bell Stadium, starting at 5-30pm for dressing room tours, club shop and ticket office with the players in attendance from 7pm.