Cueto: Sale getting stronger
Sale captain Mark Cueto expects more big wins from after they secured their first victory under Pete Anglesea on Sunday.
Last Updated: 04/01/11 12:12pm
Sale captain Mark Cueto expects more big wins from his side after they secured their first victory under new coach Pete Anglesea on Sunday.
The Sharks enjoyed a 28-22 win at Edgeley Park that leaves them 10th in the Aviva Premiership, although they are well ahead of Newcastle and Leeds below them.
It also ended a run of five straight defeats in all competitions, during which former boss Mike Brewer was sacked and replaced by Anglesea.
Cueto has heaped praise on the new coaching set-up and thinks that the improvement will continue throughout the season.
"We had a dream first half," the 31-year-old England wing said.
"Pete told us to go out and express ourselves, which we did. Saracens came back at us in the second half, and let's be respectful here, Sarries are in third place, they are a good side and have quality all over the field.
"We scored three tries on the day to their one, and being honest we are delighted with the way things have changed round so quickly.
"Pete and the coaching staff have worked around the clock, and I am sure there are more performances like that to come."
Cueto, who scored his 70th Premiership try at the weekend, sparked injury fears when he limped off during the match against Sarries.
But although he will miss Friday's clash against Newcastle due to England elite squad rest requirements, Cueto says there is no concerns over his fitness.
He added: "It was cramp in my calf. Despite extensive treatment on the field it wouldn't settle down, so Pete Anglesea made the substitution. We needed 15 fit men to finish the game against Saracens.
"I am fine now, but I won't be able to play on Friday at Newcastle as I have to rest under the England EPS system."