Sale wing Nev Edwards admitted to being delighted after scoring his first tries for the club but would have traded that for a Premiership win at Gloucester.
Speaking after Friday’s narrow 23-19 defeat at Kingsholm where Edwards crossed twice, the Sharks could not do enough to get the away victory.
Sione Kalamafoni’s brace proved critical for Gloucester as Edwards, who signed for Sale in pre-season, was left disappointed after the game.
“I’m happy with scoring the two tries, but the result isn’t what we wanted. We’ve been practicing all week to get a result but we didn’t deliver against Gloucester,” he told the Sharks website.
“It’s very frustrating. There were points in the game where we were in total control but we let that slip at crucial times, and that’s what cost us the game in the end.”
He added: “At this level you can’t afford to make basic errors consistently and give away penalties in the opposition 22, and you’ve got to take all those chances that are given as you don’t get many, so it’s very disappointing.”
Next up for the Sharks is a return to European Rugby Challenge Cup and a game against Castres that Edwards is very much looking forward to.
“Castres will be a very difficult challenge for us, they are a very strong French side. We’ve got to get back in, review and make sure we bounce back from this,” he concluded.