Steve Diamond, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Sale Sharks is not getting carried away with the fine form of his team and is keeping his feet firmly on the ground despite the club continuing to surge up the table in the Premiership.
The Sharks continued to force their way through to the top half of the table with the demolition of the Northampton Saints which had been boosted by the return of several key international players last weekend.
That stunning 19-6 win against the table toppers at that time took the Sharks to the top five, leapfrogging Harlequins FC and they are currently just seven points off fourth place and a spot in the Aviva Premiership playoffs. With five rounds of the regular season of the Aviva Premiership left to go, the Sale Sharks are being seen as favorites to make it to the playoff round for the first time in years.
However, Diamond is still not getting carried away and although he believes the win against the star studded Northampton Saints was a sign of things to come, he believes there is still a lot of work to be done.
He stated that it was definitely the biggest win of the season adding that he had seen this kind of victory coming for a long time as the team was playing well against the big teams without managing a win.
Diamond stated that the Sale Sharks are in a position to challenge for the playoff positions and their next match against Bath Rugby will show how ready they are to make the playoffs this season. And if the team does manage the playoffs, it will be an immense turnaround for a side that barely managed to stave off relegation last season.