Paul Deacon wants more consistency from Sale Sharks

Marland Yarde scored two tries for Sale Sharks against Wasps
Marland Yarde scored two tries for Sale Sharks against Wasps

Sale Sharks interim head coach Paul Deacon urged his side to show more consistency following their recent defeat in the Gallagher Premiership game against Wasps.

Marland Yarde scored two tries while AJ MacGinty kicked three penalties and two conversions but despite that they ended up losing the game by 23-26 after Wasps struck back with touchdowns from Charlie Atkinson and Tom Cruse.

Deacon took over the coaching role on an interim basis after director of rugby Steve Diamond stepped down from his role and since then the side has faced three consecutive defeats with two coming in the Heineken Champions Cup against Toulon and Edinburgh.

“Inconsistency has hit us again. It was a really poor second-half performance from us and this is what happens," he said.

“There were too many unforced errors out there. That’s uncharacteristic I think from this squad, but that’s what has cost us the game in the end.

“There are definitely some things out there that we need to fix. Individually the lads need to improve, but they know that.

“There also seems to be an issue with mindset with some of them. Some of the decision-making isn’t always there, and wasn’t again today, and we do need to be a bit more clinical when we’re on top.

“Maybe it’s more of the mental side that we need to look a bit closer into things, but we’ll keep going and working hard.”

Sale Sharks are positioned fourth in the Gallagher Premiership table with two defeats from four games and will face Gloucester next on the fifth round on 2nd January.