Sale Sharks: Danny Cipriani praises Steve Diamond impact

Danny Cipriani says he has already seen an improvement in performances in the short period since Steve Diamond took charge of first-team affairs at Sale.

The Sharks have won two of the three games they have played since Bryan Redpath was redeployed as head coach.

Fly-half Cipriani, 25, told BBC Radio Manchester: "Whatever you think of him [Diamond] he's very good at his job and he's definitely got a good vision.

"He's really helped the forwards and made sure they've improved a lot."

Dwayne Peel

Dwayne Peel scored a try in the LV= Cup defeat at London Irish on 11 November

Cipriani continued: "They're starting to show some consistency now, so that's credit to him and credit to that forward pack."

Redpath was installed as director of rugby at the start of the season but was removed from that position after Sale lost their first seven Premiership matches, their worst start to a league campaign.

Chief executive Diamond, who had a short spell in charge at the end of last season, took over on 30 October and guided the Sharks to their first league win against London Irish.

Sale have won one and lost one of their two pool matches in the LV= Cup, with scrum-half Dwayne Peel starting both games.

A shoulder injury kept the Wales international out of action for more than a month, but he has returned to form an impressive half-back partnership with the England man.

"We've enjoyed the last two weeks," said Cipriani. "He's [Peel] getting back into it and he's a world-class player, so he's getting back into the swing of things very quickly and very easily. He'll be flying by next week."