AS Alex Sanderson went one way, striding through the Sale gates as their new director of rugby, Paul Gustard, his opposite number at Harlequins, was heading for the exit at The Stoop.
While Sanderson was ushering in a brave new dawn at Sale this week, Gustard was being shown the door by the Harlequins suits after just two seasons, in which the club finished fifth and sixth in the Premiership table.
The poignancy of careers travelling in the opposite directions was brought home by a video of Sanderson delivered a rousing maiden speech to his squad on the training pitch at Carrington Lane.
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