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Steve Diamond Gives His Side Of The Story After Journalist Altercation

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Steve Diamond was interviewed by BT Sport before his side’s 24-18 win over Saracens on Friday night where he provides his side of the story to the altercation between himself and journalist Sam Peters which dominated headlines during the week.  Diamond took umbrage to an article Peters wrote back in September where the journalist criticised the Director of Rugby’s approach …

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Sale Sharks Director Is Embroiled In Fierce Row With Journalist

Sale Sharks’ superb win over Gloucester has been overshadowed by a post-match confrontation. The English Premiership side defeated Gloucester 30-15, moving seven points behind them into fifth. Sale Sharks Director of Rugby, Steve Diamond, spoke to the media in the post-match press conference. Journalist Sam Peters, working on behalf of The Sunday Times, was present in the press pool but …

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Opinion: England’s North Can Be Ignored No Longer

Despite competing with rugby league and football for the attention of both fans and players, England’s north is a thriving hotbed of talent and potential, yet the ruthless spending power of wealthier clubs across the rest of the country is stunting the development of three of its best teams. Take Newcastle Falcons. In a city completely dominated by football, director …

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Sale Player Alleged To Have Leaked Team Info To Bristol Coach

SALFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Sale Sharks flags are flown during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and London Wasps at the Salford City Stadium on May 04, 2013 in Salford, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

It is being reported by Neil Fissler of the Sunday Express that a member of the Sale Sharks playing squad is due to face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday after it was discovered he had passed confidential team information on to an opposition coach. It is understood that both Premiership Rugby and the RFU have been informed, with the leak alleged to …

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Sale Announce Denny Solomona Signing In Controversial Circumstances

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: Denny Solomona of the Storm takes a high ball during the round eight Holden Cup match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on May 4, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Sale Sharks have announced the signing of Denny Solomona. The New Zealand-born Samoa international has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Premiership side, albeit in controversial circumstances. .@DennySolomona signs for Sale Sharks! Read more here: https://t.co/XaNLnlneuN #JoinTheHunt pic.twitter.com/Zt3zHkVyKL — Sale Sharks (@SaleSharksRugby) December 13, 2016 Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond said of his new signing: …

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Watch: Could This 19-Year-Old Be The Next Jason Robinson?

SALFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Paolo Odogwu of Sale Sharks beats Bryan Habana of RC Toulon during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Sale Sharks and RC Toulonon at AJ Bell Stadium on October 21, 2016 in Salford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Sale Sharks was the club where Jason Robinson found his feet in union after switching from league. 16 years on, Sale have found the closest thing to the legendary England back. His name is Paolo Odogwu and he crossed the whitewash against Toulon in the European Champions Cup. See Odogwu’s 25-metre finish below. Sale’s director of rugby Steve Diamond mentored …

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Premiership Coaches Set Boycott Meeting With Eddie Jones

TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: England head coach Eddie Jones speaks to the media during an England Rugby press conference at Twickenham Stadium on September 30, 2016 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Some Premiership coaches will not meet with Eddie Jones following England’s controversial training camp. The fallout following England’s controversial three day training camp in Brighton shows no sign abating, after a number of Premiership directors of rugby have stated their intention not to attend a pre-planned meeting with Eddie Jones ahead of the November series. Although there appears to be little …

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Sale Sharks Sign Cameron Neild Up For Four Years

Sale Sharks have continued to bolster their squad for the coming season by announcing that back rower Cameron Neild has signed a new four-year deal at the club. After attending Manchester Grammar School, Neild joined the Sharks academy set-up in the summer of 2013 straight away. Having begun his career as a hooker, he later switched to the back row …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Sale Sharks

It’s never been an easy job being in charge of one of the Premiership’s only two northern clubs, but somehow Director of Rugby Steve Diamond has kept Sale Sharks competitive – even on a budget smaller than most of his rivals in the league. Despite not having tasted any kind of success in the form of tangible trophies since the …

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Are England’s Northern Sides Destined To Be Feeder Clubs Forever?

SALFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Tommy Taylor of Sale Sharks is tackled by Kelly Brown of Saracens during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Saracens at AJ Bell Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Salford, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Despite only being represented through two clubs in the Aviva Premiership, the north of England has provided English rugby with a significant number of top quality players in the professional era and should be celebrated for its importance to the game. Currently Sale Sharks provide Josh Beaumont and Tommy Taylor to the England squad, the only players from northern sides …

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Steve Diamond Describes Danny Cipriani As Being Misguided

Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership

Steve Diamond has questioned Danny Cipriani’s motivation for leaving Sale. Despite interest from Toulon, Toulouse, and Harlequins, it came as no surprise when Wasps announced the capture of Danny Cipriani earlier this week. Although Eddie Jones’ decision to exclude the fly half from the England squad has proved to be divisive, fans welcomed Cipriani’s decision to turn down a potential move …

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Dai Young On Cipriani Return: ‘I Think He’s Got A Real Cutting Edge’

SALFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Danny Cipriani of Sale Sharks lines up a conversion during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Wasps at the AJ Bell Stadium on January 02, 2016 in Salford, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young has hailed the news of Sale Sharks fly-half Danny Cipriani opting to return to the club next season as ‘outstanding’, noting that Cipriani will only bolster an already talented squad of players. Cipriani, 28, will return to Wasps next season after reportedly agreeing a two-year deal worth around £300,000 a season after rejecting offers from Toulon and …

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Rob Henderson Blog: Opening Win Is A Must For Munster

Former Munster and British and Irish Lions star Rob Henderson previews Munster’s opening European Champions Cup game against Sale. On a run of form that has seen Munster defeat Leinster and Saracens in quick succession, Anthony Foley’s squad travel into this weekend’s Champion Cup tie against Sale Sharks in high spirits. Sale, on the other hand, go into the match …

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