Bath too deep for Sharks to swim at Edgeley Park

Sale Sharks suffered another close loss at Edgeley Park going down to Bath by 21 points to 24.


Chris Bell scored two tries for the home side but Bath were in better form as the scored three tries through Stuart Hooper, Shontayne Hape and Michael Stephenson.


Charlie Hodgson started at flyhalf after he had been out of favour with Phillipe Saint-Andre of late and went on to convert one of Bell’s tries but added three penalties.


More to follow.



Final Score Sale Sharks 21 (13) Bath 24 (7)


Sale Sharks
Tries -Bell 2
Pen – Hodgson 3
Con – Hodgson

Tries -Hooper, Hape, Stephenson
Pen – Cuthbert
Con – Cuthbert 3


Sale Sharks: Nick MacLeod, Mark Cueto, Chris Bell, Andy Tuilagi, Nick Royle, Charlie Hodgson, Chris Leck, Rob O’Donnell, Marc Jones, Martin Halsall, Dean Schofield, Brent Cockbain, Jason White, David Tait, Carl Fearns.

Replacements: Dave Ward, Stuart Turner, James Gaskell, Michael Hills, Will Cliff, Rudi Keil, Rory Lamont

Bath: Jack Cuthbert, Rhys Crane, Tom Cheeseman, Shontayne Hape, Michael Stephenson, Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, Scott Bemand, David Barnes, Rob Hawkins, Duncan Bell, Justin Harrison, Stuart Hooper, Josh Ovens, Michael Lipman (c), Daniel Browne.

Replacements: Lee Mears, Paulica Ion, Nathan Catt, Scott Hobson, James Scaysbrook, Mike Baxter, Robbie Kydd.

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