Mitchell says Sale Sharks deserved Toulon hammering

John Mitchell, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union club the Sale Sharks has insisted that his side just wasn’t good enough and deserved their nine try loss to the French powerhouses Toulon in their Heineken Cup fixture over the weekend.

Although they conceded just three points to the overpowering Toulon side in the first thirty minutes of the game, The Sharks went into the break on the back foot after Toulon had scored through Frederik Michalak and Jean-Charles Orioli.

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Sale Sharks looking to set Records Straight

It is a well known adage from times gone by: Form is temporary, class is permanent. Perhaps, two clubs from the British Isles that should know and believe this adage by heart are the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union club the Sale Sharks and the Welsh side the Cardiff Blues. Times are desperate for both these clubs, especially for the Premiership club.

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Sale Sharks Flanker Fourie Staring at End of Career

Hendre Fourie, the flanker for the England national team and the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side the Sale Sharks will have to endure an agonizing wait for 6 weeks after which, he will know if he can continue with the game or if he has to draw a line on his professional career.

The flanker has already undergone two major operations and still, his shoulder was troubling him and after undergoing a minor surgery last week, the club doctors have asked him not to put any pressure on it at all for the time being.

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Sale Sharks Sign Cameron Shepherd

Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side the Sale Sharks have given the 28 year old Australian full back to finally make his move to the Premiership after snapping him up on a long term contract in the wake of his proposed move to the fellow Premiership side the Northampton Saints falling through amidst concerns over his fitness.

The full back had been struggling with constant wrist and groin injuries during the Super 15 season and The Saints believed that he would not be able to cope with the physical demands of European rugby.

Sale Sharks Manager Sounds Warning

Bryan Redpath, the manager of the Aviva Premiership side the Sale Sharks has sounded out a warning to the senior members of his side ahead of the start of the new domestic rugby season in England.

According to Redpath, the senior players in his side must lift their games if they want to be a part of the long term plans of the manager or face the axe. The side from Salford has failed to reach the lofty heights that they scaled back in the 2005/2006 season when they lifted the prestigious Aviva Premiership title, or the Guinness Premiership, as it was known at that time.

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Thornley Re-Joins Wigan from Sale Sharks

Iain Thornley has re-joined his former side Wigan Rugby Football Club, popularly known as the Wigan Warriors of the Super League from the Aviva Premiership side the Sale Sharks, it has been announced and has signed a deal that will keep him at the club from Manchester till the end of the 2015 season.

The 20 year old Thornley was a product of the Wigan Warriors youth academy before he decided to change codes in 2010 and join the Aviva Premiership side.

KENNEDY BIDDING FOR RANGERS

Brian Kennedy, the owner of the Sale Sharks of the Aviva Premiership has said that he will only make a second bid for his beloved Glasgow Rangers of the Scottish Premier League if it appears to be going into liquidation and not before that, according to the reports that have been received.

Kennedy, who grew up as a boyhood fan of The Royal Blues stated that according to the reports that he has, the club has at least five bidders in line to take over the club after it went into administration a month back.

DIAMOND BANNED FOR 18 WEEKS

The Chief Executive of Sale Sharks, Steve Diamond was given an 18 week ban yesterday and will not be allowed to enter the playing enclosure or technical areas.

The ban which expires on June 20th was given by the Rugby Football Union as Steve Diamond was found guilty of abusing a match official at the Aviva Premiership.

This was taken as a serious offense as Steve Diamond was seen try9ing to communicate with the match officials before, at and even after the event.

SALE LOSE OUT TO BRIVE

All hopes of the Sales Sharks club came to an end when they were sent packing off after their loss against the Brives.

The French side put up a spectacular performance an ensured their win with a score of 19-9 and won with a considerable margin.

The 2002 and 2005 winners of the Amlin Cup were hoping to have proceeded to the semi finals after their match with the Brives, but were sadly mistaken and were outmuscled right from the very beginning.

SALE ON THE UP

Sale Sharks’ journey from Premiership strugglers to a Northern Super Club is expected to take its next step with director of sport, Steve Diamond expected to take the role of Chief Executive in a major reshuffle at the Manchester based club.

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