Sale rugby legend Jason Robinson is excited by the Sharks superb start to the season but insists maintaining consistency is the key to success.
Sale’s defeat of Northampton last Friday made it three wins out of four for Steve Diamond’s men and the rest of the Aviva Premiership are taking notice as the Sharks sit second in the league.
Robinson attributes their early season form to the hunger present in the young guns who have been given their chance as a result of the World Cup and the mass changes made by the Edgeley Park outfit.
Director of Rugby Diamond announced a 25-man cull at the end of last season - an exodus that included World Cup winner Ben Cohen and England international Charlie Hodgson.
“It’s fantastic, they’re playing brilliantly. The young players there really want to make an impact,” said Robinson.
“For the last three years they have been in a real dog-fight. They have made changes and hopefully the momentum they have gathered will not wear off.
“Nobody knew what to expect coming into the season but I’m sure all at Sale will be absolutely delighted.”
Sharks fans got a first glimpse of club captain Sam Tuitupou against the Saints and are looking forward to having ten internationals return to the club from New Zealand over the next few weeks, including heavyweight forwards Andy Powell and Tony Buckley.
From 2000-20007 Robinson notched up 159 caps for the Sharks and was an outstanding player for both England and the Lions.
As well as launching his own clothing range, JR Clothing, he is keeping a close eye on England’s progress in New Zealand.
The 2003 World Cup winner said: “There hasn’t been a great performance from Englandyet and although we are stronger on paper, we will really need to step up against the Scots who will be up for the game.
“Scotland will have been fired up by Andy Robinson all week. This is where players make their names. You are in a fiery furnace and if you slip up, you could be going home early.”