Mulchrone – We’ll relish underdogs tag

Scrum-half Charlie Mulchrone insists Warriors will relish the tag of being ‘underdogs’ this season.

Last Friday night saw Dean Ryan’s side spring a surprise win over last season’s table-toppers Northampton Saints at Sixways, while tonight’s opponents Sale Sharks went down 41-3 at Saracens. 

And Mulchrone believes they are capable of doing it again this evening (kick-off 8pm).

He said: “The win gives us a lot of confidence but I wouldn't read too much into Sale’s result. 

“Saracens away is the hardest fixture to start a campaign. Sale are a good team at home, having won eight out of 11 at home last year so we're under no illusions of the task at hand. 

“It's going to be a tough place to go and win but we're going to be underdogs and we'll relish that tag and work as hard as we did last weekend.”

Mulchrone provided the pass for Tom Heathcote to seal the last-minute drop-goal to win the game against Saints last Friday and admitted it was a very sweet moment.

He explained: “It was very quick and very sweet. My heart went when that kick went over. 

“When I came on I wasn't really thinking about anything other than our normal processes and trying to get the ball back but I got the call off Tom and tried my best to set him up for the shot. 

“Thankfully I found him and the rest is history! It was a fantastic night.”

Despite the euphoria of Friday night, Manchester-born Mulchrone knows the magnitude of the task that awaits at the AJ Bell Stadium this evening. 

He added: “It's important we get all the basics of our game right. That'll give us a chance to get into the contest and bring our attack into it. 

“Sale always have an abrasive, aggressive pack and like to play with Danny Cipriani pulling the strings at ten. 

“I've not played there before despite the fact I used to live five minutes away but I'd love to be involved as I’ve got lots of family and friends nearby.”