Planet Rugby

I'm very pleased - Diamond

04th January 2014 08:44

Share:

SKY_MOBILE Steve Diamond Sale Aviva Premiership

Very pleased: Steve Diamond

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond praised his side for their gritty win at Newcastle that lifted them into the top six of the Aviva Premiership table.

A hard-fought 16-8 victory over the struggling Falcons was only their second win in their last 20 visits to Kingston Park, with Diamond happy.

"What we're after is steady improvement and keeping up our momentum, and that's what we've done with our results against London Irish and Leicester and now winning at Newcastle," he said after a win that saw wing Tom Brady score a try.

"We set ourselves a target for the Christmas and New Year period and we've done well and I'm very pleased.

"Newcastle is a really hard place to come and win and to snatch an away victory is always good. Our second-half performance was good and our defence was dominant throughout.

"We didn't do enough with the elements in the first half, but it changed a bit in the second half and our second-half game management was what won the game for us."

  • Aviva Prem Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Aviva Premiership
Friday , April 18
Harlequins vs LeicesterHarlequins vs Leicester Preview
Saturday , April 19
Exeter vs Sale15:00
Bath vs Worcester15:00
Wasps vs Gloucester15:15
Sunday , April 20
Northampton vs London Irish14:00
Newcastle vs Saracens15:00
Saturday , May 3
Saracens vs Worcester15:00
Bath vs Northampton15:00
Wasps vs Newcastle15:00
Exeter vs Harlequins15:00
More Aviva Premiership fixtures
  • Aviva Prem Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Aviva Premiership
Sunday , April 13
Saracens 28 - 24 NorthamptonSaracens vs Northampton Report
London Irish 40 - 12 NewcastleLondon Irish vs Newcastle Report
Saturday , April 12
Leicester 27 - 15 WaspsLeicester vs Wasps Report
Worcester 33 - 38 ExeterWorcester vs Exeter Report
Gloucester 17 - 18 BathGloucester vs Bath Report
Friday , April 11
Sale Sharks 12 - 27 HarlequinsSale Sharks vs Harlequins Report
Sunday , March 30
Newcastle 12 - 17 WorcesterNewcastle vs Worcester Report
Saturday , March 29
Exeter 13 - 14 GloucesterExeter vs Gloucester Report
Harlequins 23 - 9 London IrishHarlequins vs London Irish Report
Wasps 20 - 32 SaracensWasps vs Saracens Report
More Aviva Premiership results
  • Aviva Prem Table
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Saracens1976
2Northampton1966
3Leicester Tigers1963
4Bath1959
5Harlequins1954