While Smith, Alex Dombrandt and Andre Esterhuizen, in particular, were irresistible against Bristol, Sanderson dismisses the popular view that Quins 'brand of rugby should be the way to follow for each Premiership team . " It 's engaging, fun, bright and bright, but part of a coach 's role, as I see it, is to make some of the unsexy things sexy, "Sanderson said." It can't just be showmanship, fame and testing, otherwise we lost something in the game. There must be some elements that appeal not only to the general public, but also to the support of the forwards or the guy who was too fat to play football in the game. There is also a place for him in rugby. "
This is why different styles, according to Sanderson, remain such a vital part of the game. As he also points out, the thunderous prospect of Tuilagi and Esterhuizen battling hard against each other can be just as dramatic as a one-minute frolic trial with optional defense: "Resilience and determinationare brilliant parts of the game as well. I would hate to think of it as just end-to-end rugby.
"I really did enjoyed it last friday, and i looked at it thinking: 'this ' s mega '. But I was also very frustrated in the second half because you are not going to beat Quins that "didn 't say: " We are going to drag them into a shitty fight ", but there is opposing philosophies here. It's about understanding what our DNA is and imposing that on them. There are elements in our game that, if we get them right, can be extremely "disturbing.
Winless in their last three games, Sale is just as aware as focusing on Smith, wh o guided the 21-0 Quins to their 52- win. 24 on Bristol, their defense may be torn elsewhere. "If you're all about Marcus, this is probably when he's at his best." People come outt from the defensive line to pick it up and look away from other players. We can deny some of their strengths without making it all around him.
Sanderson also believes his players will be motivated by a desire to eliminate opponents who, on occasion, have been known to rub a few people in. the wrong way. "I have used it to emotionally fuel teams in the past," Sanderson admits. “They're brash at times and in your face. They celebrate to the opposition and not to themselves; it's just them. I don't think it's a weakness on their part, I think it gives them power but that's not how I go about it. It's great to have contrast in the game and I respect that, but it's not something I can line up with. "
Quins, anyway, will not be given up on their sense of ambition with Esterhuizen decliving Smith as "probably the best opener I 've played with in my life ". The great center of Springbok also relishes the chance to compete against Tuilagi's return.
"A lot of teams think when the pressure is on you have to come back back to being conservative and keeping it simple, ”Esterhuizen said. “We are just the opposite. When the going gets tough, we go more and we go into crazy stuff. "