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Solomona thanks teammates after hat-trick

Hat-trick hero Denny Solomona has played down his individual performance against Wasps despite his dazzling display.

The 23-year-old wing crossed three times in the first half as Sale Sharks overcame the league leaders 34-28 at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday.

Mark Jennings added a fourth to secure the win, and it’s those who play inside him on the field that the marksman paid tribute to.

“The boys inside are doing the hard graft to give me the opportunity out wide,” he said.

“Everyone did well [on Sunday], not just myself. Everyone played excellently.”

Since joining the club in December, Solomona has scored eight tries in just five Premiership games, taking him to joint third in the league rankings, with Gloucester’s Matt Scott.

Despite facing a tough time during Sale’s barren spell over the New Year, Solomona says that everyone has returned to a winning mentality as they celebrate five consecutive victories.

“There is a lot more desire and want in the team, and we’re beginning to show what we can achieve together,” he explained.

“We knew that we weren’t where we should be in the table, and we knew we were better than our performances had showed. We’re starting to turn things around now.”

After toppling Dai Young’s Wasps side at home, the Sharks now face a trip to London side Saracens, who sit second in the table, having already played them thrice this term.

Following Sale’s impressive performance against the Coventry club, the New Zealand-born wing insisted that things will only get better for the Sharks.

“[Sunday] was a good test to get us ready for next week, and I think it’s only going to get better from here on in,” said the 23-year-old.

“Away from home we don’t change much. We try to keep our play as consistent as we can. We’ve come out today and won, which shows that consistency pays off. We now have to go again to get ready for next week.”

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



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