He marked the occasion with a try of his own but admitted after the game that he probably owed flat mate Henry Trinder a few and was happy to provide his team mate with a scoring pass following a searing outside break.
The Hong Kong born flyer told Nick Purewal of the Citizen:
"Just after I came on Trinder said, 'Let's make sure we both get tries', and luckily we both managed to sneak over for just that."
Luke Narraway, watching from the sidelines due to a calf injury, probably couldn't believe his eyes. The number eight still grumbles to this day that Sharples should have passed to him when unmarked in the LV= Cup semi final against the Newport Gwent Dragons. Luckily, Sharples made the line!
"Luke Narraway couldn't believe I passed it to him, because that's two in two weeks set up by Gloucester boys for Trinds.
"But it's about time I put him in for one, to be honest. It was really starting to open up when I came on so it was perfect really."
The 87-8 scoreline tells its own story as the Saxons laid down a marker for the rest of the tournament and now look forward to coming to Kingsholm on Sunday to take on Tonga in a Churchill Cup double header with Italy A playing Russia afterwards.
"I'm pretty pleased with how that went, it was my first game for three weeks so it was great to blow away the cobwebs.
"I was very happy to get on and get involved, and now fingers crossed I can play a part at Kingsholm.
"I think that team ethic has been built pretty well. When you're living on top of each other and you're all a bunch of rugby boys, it's not too difficult to build that anyway.
"We're all here working towards winning in an England shirt, and you don't need much more motivation than that."