Watch Now: Sale Sharks Chris Ashton, the Curry Brothers and Marland Yarde Exclusive Interview

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This week Sale Sharks hosted a media day at the AJ Bell stadium as they are days away from their first game ahead of the new season. The Sharks face Doncaster Jets tonight in a pre-season friendly and the team seemed to be in high spirits with new additions such as Chris Ashton adding more depth.

Ashton discussed with Morson why he decided to make the move to Sale:

“I’ve been away from home for a long time. I always hoped that I’d come and play for Sale at some point and when the opportunity came it was an easy decision.”

The newly recalled England winger also reaffirmed how vital consistency is in the opening games:

“Everybody wants to start well, it’s vitally important for this league and every team is fighting for the same outcome. Hopefully we’re on the right side of it"

The Curry brothers also spoke to Morson about the upcoming season with Ben highlighting how much the team has improved since last year:

“Last year at the start we were a new team. It takes time to gel especially with the likes of Faf with how he plays and you have to adapt your game to suit him. So we’ve grown compared to this time last year, we’re a completely different team”

Tom Curry recently played for England against South Africa and went up against fellow Shark, Faf De Klerk. He shed light on what it’s like competing against a teammate at international level:

“There’s nothing there, we had a few jokes about where he hit me and I was down for a bit holding my face”

The launch of the new home and away kits for the 2018/19 season also proved to be a big talking point and winger, Marland Yarde offered his thoughts:

“Obviously everybody gets excited each year for the new kit. It’s great, I’ve only recently joined so I’m still getting used to it but it’s a very nice kit"

​Sale Sharks will look to put in an impressive performance this evening ahead of their opening Premiership game of the season against Harlequins on September 1st. 

Morson will be following the team throughout the coming season and wish the team the best of luck!