Sale knock over Gloucester

Sale Sharks knocked over the Guinness Premiership leaders Gloucester at Edgeley Park on Friday with Sale winning by 22 points to 16.

Sale’s Ben Foden scored the only try of the game and Charlie Hodgson who had returned from England duty kicked 17 points for Sale.

Gloucester were awarded a penalty try in the second half at the death and the Premiership leaders were 9-6 down at half time

The Penalty try gave Gloucester a bonus point for finishing within 7 points.

Gloucester boss Dean Ryan had praise for Charlie Hodsgon and said, “He is a world-class player and his tactical kicking was very clever.

“But I think at a period like this, when so many of our players are missing, that we have to be happy with a bonus point.”

Sale 22-16 Gloucester (H/t 9-6)


Try: Foden
Con: Hodgson
Pens: Hodgson 4
Drop-goal: Hodgson
Cards : C. Jones (80).

Try: Penalty try
Cons: Walker
Pens: Walker 3
Cards : Tuohy (47).


Sale Sharks:

15. Ben Foden 14. Elvis Seveali’i 13. Luke McAlister 12. Chris Bell 11. Oriol Ripol Fortuny 10. Charlie Hodgson 9. Sililo Martens 1. Lionel Faure 2. Sebastien Bruno 3. Stuart Turner 4. Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe 5. Sean Cox 6. Chris Jones 7. Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe 8. Sebastien Chabal
Replacements: 16. Neil Briggs 17. Eifion Roberts 18. Dean Schofield 19. Magnus Lund 20. Will Cliff 21. Lee Thomas 22. Chris Mayor

Gloucester Rugby:

15. James Bailey 14. Charlie Sharples 13. Leon Lloyd 12. Anthony Allen 11. Mark Foster 10. Willie Walker 9. Gareth Cooper 1. Nick Wood 2. Andy Titterrell 3. Jack Forster 4. Dan Tuohy 5. Will James 6. Peter Buxton 7. Andy Hazell 8. Akapusi Qera
Replacements: 16. Jeremy Paul 17. Christian Califano 18. Jonathan Pendlebury 19. Luke Narraway 20. Mike Prendergast 21. Ryan Lamb 22. Henry Trinder

Att: 9,266

Ref: David Pearson (RFU).   


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