Sale lock Jonathan Mills is determined not to let their impressive recent showings go to waste when they face Newcastle Falcons on Sunday.
Sale second-row Jonathan Mills is determined not to let their impressive recent showings go to waste when they take on Newcastle on Sunday.
The Sharks have picked up nine points from a possible ten against London Irish and Harlequins and travel to Kingston Park full of confidence.
And while Newcastle have won three of their last four league matches, Mills believes that should not matter if Sale perform to their best ability.
“We’ve set the standard for ourselves now in beating Irish and Quins but those two results will mean very little if we don’t go to Newcastle and give a good showing.” he told the Sharks website.
“We’ve got to match those standards week in, week out. As a squad, we put pressure on ourselves and if we go away to Newcastle and don’t win, we’ll be disappointed in ourselves.
“So far this season, we’ve been on an upward spiral then a downward one so we wanted to back up the Irish display as a pack and I felt we fronted up as a team at Quins.
“We know that we are far from the finished article and that we still have things to work on but you’d take a win away at Quins any day.
“Even without their internationals they are still a quality team. To win anywhere away from home is tough to do but to win at Quins who were champions two years ago we’ll take that.”
He added: “I think we are now finding where we’re at. We’re comfortable with our game again now. The conditions are starting to play into our hands I think and this is where we really kicked on as a team last year.”
“We’re really confident in each other and I think we’re starting to put ourselves where we need to be. We’ve got more to go but as soon as that comes we’ll be a hell of a team.
“Two wins out of two in this block of league games ain’t bad at all and if we can get another win up at Newcastle before we go back into Europe we’ll see where we’re at in terms of the league and top six.”