Sale dominate Saracens to take vital Premiership win

If Sale’s victory over Gloucester last-week was overshadowed by Steve Diamond’s needless spat with a journalist, this victory over the champions speaks for itself. Chris Ashton spoke before the game of Sale’s top-six ambitions, and if they can reproduce performances like this there is little doubt that the Sharks will be playing in Europe’s elite…

Leicester topple Sale in dour Welford Road clash

Sale were left to regret missed kicks as Leicester won 19-15 in a sorry affair at Welford Road. Marland Yarde opened the scoring with a simple try in the opening stages, but his five-pointer was cancelled out only minutes later when Kyle Eastmond flew over. Eastmond’s try was as good as it got for Leicester…

Wasps fight back to overcome wasteful Sale

Wasps battled past a horrific start to triumph over Sale 13-31 in a faltering game at the AJ Bell. It was a game littered with defensive errors, and despite Wasps’ poor defence –¬† they missed 26 tackles to Sale’s 19 –¬† Dai Young’s men’s attack was accurate and effective, meaning they could travel back to…

Sale hold on for first victory despite Worcester resurgence

Sale restrained a resurgent second-half performance from Worcester to pick up their first victory of the Gallagher Premiership season. Steve Diamond was relieved that his side picked up the four points, as at certain points in the second period it looked as if Sale would let slip their 18-0 halftime lead. Frankly, Worcester’s inability to…

Premiership Preview: Sale Sharks

Sale have had a quiet off-season, but Director of Rugby Steve Diamond will be confident that his side can build on an eighth place finish to break into the upper echelons of the top flight. In the fifth installment of our Premiership Preview series, Josh Bartholomew assesses their chances. Last Season:¬†Despite what their disappointing finish…