SALE Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond bemoaned the number of errors that cost his side in last weekend's 34-24 Aviva Premiership defeat at Wasps.

The Sharks were 22-3 down at half time, but two tries from Bryn Evans and one from Mike Haley saw them get back into the game.

But they just fell short of the hosts in Coventry to return to the North West empty-handed and ninth in the table.

Diamond told the club's website: "The first try for Wasps was definitely contentious.

"Then, in the last couple of minutes we got ourselves back in the game and went on the hunt to go away from Wasps with two points; the guy was miles offside, the assistant referee is screaming it through the microphones, we can hear it and the referee does nothing.

"But you can't do anything about that – it's swings and roundabouts.

"Fair play to Wasps, though, they did enough in the first half to put us away.

"At one stage I thought it was going to be a massive score, but we got ourselves back in it.

"Ashley Johnson is a top-class player and will make the most of slack tackling from us.

"A few of the players made too many errors, as they've been doing too frequently in recent games, and we need to eradicate those mistakes."

Sharks will be looking to bounce back on Friday night when they host Exeter Chiefs at the AJ Bell Stadium.

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