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.

It was quite a close game in the beginning where each side mad sure that they put up a strong defense and prevented the opponent team from taking charge of weak positions.

Both Sales Sharks and Brives were battling it out to make sure that they have the upper hand at all points during the game and stayed at the same position throughout. Sales Sharks did win a penalty in the beginning when Brives was penalized in their own put in. the French side did end up with a victory towards the end with a penalty shoot. Overall it was quite an interesting and impressive game to watch and enjoy as each side showed a full array of skill and talent which ended up in an excellent manner.

Sales Sharks need to focus on their future games and excel in their game play so that they manage to do well in their further endeavors and matches that take place. Losses do come up for every team , but it is up to them to man up and become better and focus on all their weak areas and improve on it so that they become unbeatable with the best in the game. After all losses are the pillars to success for every team.

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.

Diamond has been a huge success since taking over the Sharks’ on field duties a year ago, securing their Premiership status last season and building towards a possible Heineken Cup place, perhaps even a title challenge this year. His journey with Sale started as a player. He made over 300 appearances with Sale before taking a coaching role under former team mate, Jim Mallinder and the pair led the club to a second place finish.

Diamond’s second off field spell looks to have the potential to be even more successful. If he is given control of off field affairs in the position of Chief Executive he could oversee a huge revolution, not just in the Sharks fortunes but in Northern Rugby as a whole.

Sale are understood to be in advanced talks with Salford City Reds, over a potential ground share when the Reds move into their new stadium. With the current successes on the pitch, and the prospect of a purpose built Rugby Stadium for the Sharks could provide the basis for the “super northern club”, that Sale’s owners are said to be aiming to build.

According to the latest Betfair Six Nations Betting, Sale being tipped to have concluded the deal before the European tournament kicks off, which will allow them a chance to get properly organised by the time all the big guns return to Premiership Rugby.

With Leeds struggling in the Championship, Newcastle sitting bottom of the Premiership, and clubs such as Orrell, Liverpool Saint Helens and West Hartlepool now sitting in the lower echelons of the Rugby pyramid, the future of Union in the North of England could rely strongly on the success of the Sharks. They have proved successful enough in recent years, winning the league in 2006 and having collected a pair of European Challenge Cups, though they have disappointed when it comes to the Betfair Heineken Cup 2012.

The target will be to build upon that success and to secure their place at the top table of not only English but European Rugby. With Diamond at the helm of both on and off field affairs, he has the potential to secure his place as a legend at the club.