Newcastle scrum-half Mike Blair is determined to build on their recent good form when they play host to Sale at Kingston Park on Sunday.
Newcastle scrum-half Mike Blair is determined to build on their recent positive form when they play host to Sale at Kingston Park on Sunday.
The Falcons are enjoying a run of three wins from four matches after victories over Exeter, London Welsh and Gloucester lifted them up to tenth.
But on Sunday they face a Sale Sharks side in similar form as Blair looks forward to getting back on the field in Newcastle colours this weekend.
“The Gloucester game was good and I thought we played some of the best stuff we have all year into that wind, we cleared our lines well, we had tempo on the ball and there were some really pleasing aspects,” he told Newcastle‘s official website ahead of the Aviva Premiership showdown.
“We can’t rest on our laurels though and imagine that we have cracked it, there is still lots of things that we need to keep working on and everyone is aware that if you’re not right up at the level that you need to be then we will lose games.”
He added on the Sharks: “Sale have gone well, they’ve had two really good wins on the trot against Quins and London Irish, when you look back at their games they like to move the ball around but they have some guys upfront who can cause some damage up as well.”
“They will come here knowing we are a side who are playing some reasonable rugby and who are defending in a gutsy and skilful manner so hopefully we’ll make it hard for them to break us down.
“Sale will be confident though, they have some confident operators who have played the game at a very high level like Danny Cipriani and Dan Braid but hopefully you can have two teams who are keen to give the crowd, who were brilliant on Friday night.”