Sale boss insists ladder-leaders are ‘nowhere near the finished product’
Sale director of rugby Alex Sanderson admitted his side were still far from their best despite going top of the Gallagher Premiership following Friday night’s 40-22 comeback win over bottom side Newcastle.
Arron Reed scored two of six tries for the hosts but it was far from plain sailing for last season’s runners-up, with the winless Falcons coming within four points at one stage, thanks to a second-half fightback.
Bryan Byrne and Iwan Stephens both crossed after the break to reduce the score to 26-22 but late tries from Sam James and Tom Roebuck sealed victory and Sanderson insisted there was still plenty of room for improvement from his side.
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