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Team looking forward – Haley

Mike Haley has insisted that Sale Sharks will continue to look forward, rather than over their shoulder, despite Sunday’s loss to Bristol.

The 24-23 home defeat means the Sharks have not won in eight consecutive games and remain in 10th place, five points clear of Worcester Warriors.

“We’re very much looking forward. We’re just looking for that win, and once we get that then it’ll click,” explained the full-back.

“We played some really good rugby but at the end of the day we still lost. It’s been the same story every week so it’s massively frustrating.”

The early stages of the game saw Sale dominate possession while building a 15-0 lead, after Haley and Solomona linked up for the winger’s second try of the season.

“I’ve said it before, Solomona and Charnley are brilliant players and all you have to do is give them half a chance,” the 22-year-old said.

“That’s what I try to do, give them those chances, and it shows their quality by the fact they’re taking them.”

Next up, a trip travel to London to face Harlequins, the side against which the Sharks achieved their first Premiership win of the season back in September.

A David Seymour try, added to from the tee by Dan Mugford, saw Sale triumph 19-10 at the AJ Bell Stadium back in round two.

“We just have to assess this game and do what we usually do,” said Haley.

“We need to get in to the stride of things in the week, prepare as we would normally do, but we really need to come out fighting harder than ever.”

This article was written for the Sale Sharks website, and the original post can be viewed here.

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