MX23RW : Monday, November 19 03:48:36
Dec 4, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at ​Kingsholm Stadium
GloucesterGloucester Rugby
23-19
Sale Sharks
Cook (2'), Kalamafoni (54', 60')
FT
Edwards (10', 48')

Steve Diamond frustrated by Sale Sharks defeat at Gloucester

Steve Diamond claims that Sale Sharks turned over possession too often in their 23-19 defeat away to Gloucester Rugby.

Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has suggested that turnovers proved to be crucial after they lost 23-19 to Gloucester Rugby on Friday night.

Tries either side of the interval from Sione Kalamafoni earned the Cherry and Whites victory at Kingsholm, but Diamond was left to rue mistakes from his team.

"We are disappointed and frustrated," he told reporters. "It's always a difficult place to come but it was in the balance right the way through, the lead changed hands a couple of times.

"On the night we could not convert under pressure, we gave the ball away three or four times in their 22 and Gloucester didn't do that and that was the difference between the two sides.

"The missing ingredient at the moment is dealing with the pressure, we do the basics right but then we make simple knock-ons and we need to eradicate that from our game and we will be a good side."

Sale drew 15-15 at home to Newcastle Falcons last weekend.


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