Sale Sharks handed a drubbing to visitors Gloucester last night in the Aviva Premiership, as they ran out 57-10 victors.
Although the Gloucester Twitter account did look for the positives, it was a hugely disappointing night for David Humphreys’ outfit.
Sale now look up the table, as they are eager to build on this momentum.
Perhaps the most pleasing aspect of the comprehensive win was the debut of James O’Connor.
The Australian came on as a substitute, and it didn’t take long for him to make his impact, breaking across to the line to extend Sale’s already comfortable lead.
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If the Australian utility back can hit form this season, then the Sharks could be primed to make their way up the table in what has been an unpredictable season thus far.
Having represented London Irish and Toulon in recent years, the 27-year-old knows what it takes to make the grade in the Northern Hemisphere, and his 44 caps for the Wallabies will only stand to him as he offers vast experience at the Sharks.
Admittedly, it was an easy start for O’Connor, and not every game will be as easy as the season progresses, but he is certainly off on the right note.