Rob Webber has praised his teammates for correcting their previous errors in Friday’s 36-26 win over Worcester Warriors.
Two scores from Sam James were followed by tries for Mike Haley, Byron McGuigan and Ben Curry to secure a bonus point win at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Speaking after the game, Webber was pleased with Sale Sharks’ performance throughout the encounter.
“We got level and then went in to the break ahead – that was massive for us and we were able to kick on from there,” he said.
“It’s normally the last 20 minutes of games that let us down but [on Friday] I thought we were really good in that period.
“That might sound a bit contradictory because they scored another try at the end, but our energy levels were high and we worked really hard to get that win.”
Although four of Sale’s five tries came from outstanding backline moves, the forward pack put in a huge defensive effort to keep Worcester at bay for long periods of the second half.
One standout moment of the game saw the Sharks’ scrum win a penalty against the put-in just five metres from their own try line.
“That scrum penalty was a huge point in the game for us, and it probably made them chase the game a little more than they would’ve wanted to,” the hooker explained.
“We’ve been working on it a lot – our scrum has been really good in the second half of this season. Everyone has really bought in to what we’re trying to do with our set piece and the technicalities of it.”
Webber and his teammates are now preparing for a trip to Gloucester on Saturday, which will mark the first time the side have played back-to-back weekends since the beginning of March.
“We haven’t got the luxury of a week’s rest this time, so it’ll be interesting,” joked the 30-year-old.
“There are three games left and we need to build on tonight’s performance. We scored 30-odd points but still conceded more than 20, so that’s our biggest area to improve on between now and the end of the season.
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