Briggs enjoying winning feeling

Date published: January 30 2017

Sale hooker Neil Briggs believes his side's 41-3 victory over Cardiff Blues in the Anglo-Welsh Cup is a sign they have turned a corner.

The home win followed their success over the Scarlets in the Champions Cup, which ended a run of ten successive losses for the Sharks.

After such a tough period, Briggs is delighted to get back to winning ways and feels the squad is starting to hit some good form.

"We have turned the corner now, after two wins on the bounce at home suddenly that momentum will help us go into Harlequins away and we will then take it into the Premiership," he told Sale's official website.

"A win is also good for morale as it means when you turn up to training after the weekend, even the mistakes you made don't seem as bad because you got the win."

After the victory over Cardiff Blues, Briggs was pleased with his side's scrum and line-out, adding: "I thought our set-pieces worked very well, and we were excellent at the breakdown. To better our performances I think we have to be more clinical when we've got the ball in other positions but that will be something we'll work on at Carrington this Monday."

Next up for the Sharks is a final pool fixture against Harlequins at the Stoop, with qualification for the knockouts out of their hands.

Briggs though is determined to do everything possible to give his team a chance of making it into the Anglo-Welsh Cup quarter-finals.

"We will do some work in training this week before we go to Harlequins," he said.

"We will be doing our best to do a job down there so we give ourselves the best possible chance of going through. Then for the remainder of this season, we will kick on and look to win our home games. The aim is just to get as many points was we possibly can so we can move up the table."