Sale progress pleases Neild

Date published: October 27 2016

Sale Sharks flanker Cameron Neild insists the club will take positives from their hard start in Europe which has seen them lose two games.

The AJ Bell Stadium side have gone down to Scarlets (away) and Toulon (home) in the opening two rounds of the Champions Cup pools.

But Neild, who has been impressive so far this term, thinks Sale will have learned a good deal from those defeats as they look to improve.

"We've definitely come on as a team," he told Sale's official website. "I think we put in a good performance against Toulon and it's important to now transfer that back into the Premiership.

"We need to pull together. We'll have a very hard and physical training week and hopefully this weekend we'll go and do the business."

Sale now return to domestic action and face Bristol at Ashton Gate this weekend, with Neild expecting to take on a determined outfit.

"I think they're going to be desperate and that can mean a lot in rugby," he added.

"We need to start well and get them under their own posts asking each other questions – that's hopefully how we can get into them.

"Of course we want to get a win with maximum points and then push on into the top six."