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Davies insists the future is bright
12:23pm Monday 6th August 2012 in Sport
SALE Sharks’ captain for the night. Jordan Davies, insists the squad would not be hitting the panic button despite failing to fire during the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series final.
Having qualified in second place from their home pool on July 20 the Sharks had hoped to lay down a marker for the new Aviva Premiership campaign on a star-studded night in front of a sell-out crowd in Bath.
However, after injury robbed them of experienced skipper Johnny Leota a youthful Sale failed to hit their straps, suffering a demoralising 33-12 defeat to Saracens in their opening game before narrowly losing to Gloucester and finishing bottom of Group A.
But while Sharks fans may be concerned by how things panned out at the Rec 22-year-old centre Davies is adamant the future is bright at the club.
“We’re not depressed, 7s wise it was good just to get out there after pre-season and get rid of that nervous energy you get before the season,” he said.
“In the first game we have got a few new faces in and Saracens showed up and played well. In a way I think we panicked and got a bit nervous in the first game and kind of threw it away and again in the second one.
“It was just simple little mistakes like one-on-one tackles and you have to make them in 7s. If you don’t you won’t be able to win the game.”