‘I need to prove people wrong’ – Charnley

Date published: November 1 2016

New Sale wing Josh Charnley is looking forward to the challenge of playing rugby union as he settles into his new life at the Premiership side.

The arrival from Wigan Warriors joined the club just over a week ago and has been enjoying getting to know his new north-west team-mates.

Charnley looks to be embracing the environment and could make his bow in their Anglo-Welsh Cup clash with Wasps in Salford this Friday.

"It's been good. Meeting with the lads last Monday was good but different as I have been in the same environment for over 10 years at Wigan. It is like going to a different school; you are going into a new environment, meeting new people and learning something new," he told Sale.

"I wasn't nervous on my first day, just excited really. It's a challenge and I'm looking forward to it, I can't wait to put on the shirt and play in front of the Sharks fans."

On his decision to join Sale over other clubs, Charnley added: "I was in talks with a few clubs, and a few of them said if I signed there I'd go missing in the A-League, and Steve said I wouldn't and that was a key factor for me. He's a big believer in me. That was a massive indicator that I was comfortable coming here.

"I need to prove people wrong, people have already written me off, it's one of those where I need to go out there and do what I do."