PAUL Deacon strengthened his claims to be appointed Sale’s head coach on a permanent basis after leading the club to back-to-back Premiership victories.
The 41-year-old was promoted from attacks/skills coach and placed in interim charge following Steve Diamond’s abrupt departure last month.
Deacon began his reign with three straight defeats but he is beginning to make his mark and this latest success will give the club’s hierarchy food for thought.
Tries in either half from South Africans Faf de Klerk and Jono Ross proved enough for Sale to seal the win on a bitterly cold night in Salford.
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