No plain ‘Sale’ing for Tigers against Sharks

Leicester Tigers beat Sale Sharks at Welford road on Friday night by points to 30 points to 20 with the Sharks putting up a strong second half comeback. 

Leicester were without stars such as Toby Flood but the match did see a return to action for Lewis Moody.


The Tigers took a comfortable lead in the first half after they were awarded a penalty try which Derick Hougaard converted and he slotted two penalties for a half time score of 13-0.


In the second half Sale drew level when Chris Bell scored a try for Sale and Nick McLeod kicked two penalties and converted the try.


Leicester however bounced straight back with a try from Tom Youngs which Hougaard converted to give the Tigers a seven point lead.


Hougaard added a penalty and then Bell scored his second try to bring Sale back within 3 points after the conversion with only a few minutes remaining.


As the match came to an end Jordan Crane scored the last try of and Hougaard converted to give Leicester a ten point victory.



Final Score Leicester Tigers 30 (13) Sale 20 (0)


Leicester Tigers
Tries- Penalty,Youngs, Crane
Pen- Hougaard 3
Con -Hougaard 3

Tries- Bell 2
Pen- McLeod 2
Con – McLeod 2


Leicester Tigers : Matt Smith, Johne Murphy, Seru Rabeni, Tom Youngs, Tom Varndell, Derick Hougaard, Julien Dupuy, Boris Stankovich, Benjamin Kayser, Dan Cole, Richard Blaze, Ben Kay (c), Brett Deacon, Lewis Moody, Craig Newby.

Replacements: Mefin Davies, Marcos Ayerza, Marco Wentzel, Jordan Crane, Ben Youngs, Ayoola Erinle, Sam Vesty.

Sale Sharks : David Doherty, Selorm Kuadey, Rudi Keil, Chris Bell, Ed Styles Nick McLeod, Dwayne Peel, Rob O’Donnell, Marc Jones, Stuart Turner, Jason White, Dean Schofield, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Michael Hills, Carl Fearns.

Replacements: Dan Ward, Ross Davies, James Gaskell, David Tait, Will Cliff, Mark Atkinson, Jonny Kennedy

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