Diamond

THERE WAS A LOT OF NERVOUS ENERGY โ€“ STEVE DIAMOND

The way Sale Sharks were able to achieve their main objectives over an inexperienced Cardiff Blues side left Coach Steve Diamond feeling very impressed with his squad members.

Despite a 41-3 humiliation of Cardiff, Diamond still insists that the team still has a lot of room for improvement.

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Diamond nominated for Rugby Director of the Year

Steve Diamond of Sale is short-listed along with Wasps' Dai Young, Exeter Chiefs' Rob Baxter and Saracens' Mark McCall for the Guiness Rugby Director of the Season prize.

It is a fitting honor for the Sharks boss, who guided the club not only to a third time top six finish but also helped them earn the right to play in the Champions Cup.

DIAMOND BANNED FOR 18 WEEKS

The Chief Executive of Sale Sharks, Steve Diamond was given an 18 week ban yesterday and will not be allowed to enter the playing enclosure or technical areas.

The ban which expires on June 20th was given by the Rugby Football Union as Steve Diamond was found guilty of abusing a match official at the Aviva Premiership.

This was taken as a serious offense as Steve Diamond was seen try9ing to communicate with the match officials before, at and even after the event.