Steve Diamond praised the performance of Man of the Match winner Denny Solomona after their 24-20 victory over Wasps on Saturday.

The Sharks have extended their unbeaten run to three games in the Premiership Rugby Cup and believed new tactics, executed by the New Zealand born winger, helped to secure their win.

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Diamond, Director of Rugby, talked about Sale’s change in tactics, saying: “instead of kicking the ball off, we now send them in the air and they become 50/50s.

He added: “That’s what we worked on all week. Our line-out was slick. Our line-out came from the front or off of the back. It’s difficult to defend the drive now for opposition and our ball off the top is very good.”

Despite a third successful victory, Diamond was concerned by the effort of the forwards.

“We were sending men up on their own when they should have two pals with them. People were just a bit lazy.

“The first ten minutes were good, the try, the drive and then I thought it’s going to be like the other two weeks and it’s going to be like that every time we got the ball. It didn’t, Wasps scored 20 points against us.”

Sale travel to the Madjeski Stadium to take on London Irish on Saturday.

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