London Irish surge to beat Sale Sharks in LV Cup

London Irish surged in the second half to beat Sale Sharks 34-28 in the Anglo Welsh LV= Cup at the Madejski Stadium in Reading on Sunday.

Shane Geraghty scored the bonus point try for London Irish but Charlie Amesbury scored a try on full time which earned Sale Sharks a losing bonus point.

Before Gerghty’s try Matt Garvey scored twice and and George Skivington also went over while Ian Humphreys slotted two penalties and converted four tries.

Dwayne Peel scored Sale Sharks opening try and Danny Cipriani also crossed for the visitos but the Amesbury try proved to be crucial as it keeps them alive in the tournament.

Final Score London Irish 34 (10) Sale Sharks 28 (18)


London Irish
Tries: Garvey 2, Skivington, Geraghty
Penalties: Humphreys 2
Conversions: Humphreys 4

Sale Sharks
Tries: Peel, Ciprian, Amesbury
Penalties: Cipriani 3
Conversions: Cipriani, Miller

Match Officials
Ian Tempest (England)
Assistant referees: Brian Ravenhill (England), Roy Maybank (England)


London Irish: 15 Anthony Watson, 14 Topsy Ojo, 13 Guy Armitage, 12 Shane Geraghty, 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10 Ian Humphreys, 9 Darren Allinson, 8 Chris Hala’ufia, 7 Jamie Gibson, 6 Matt Garvey, 5 Bryn Evans (c), 4 George Skivington, 3 Leo Halavatau, 2 Brian Blaney, 1 Alex Corbisiero.

Replacements: 16 Gerard Ellis, 17 Jerry Yanuyanutawa, 18 Cai Griffiths, 19 Kieran Low, 20 Alex Gray, 21 Conor Gaston, 22 Steven Shingler, 23 Jack Moates.

Sale Sharks: 15 Rob Miller, 14 Charlie Amesbury, 13 Will Addison, 12 Mark Jennings, 11 Cameron Shepherd, 10 Danny Cipriani, 9.Dwayne Peel (c), 8 Mark Easter. 7 Richie Vernon, 6 Andy Powell, 5 James Gaskell, 4 Fraser McKenzie, 3 Vadim Cobilas, 2 Tommy Taylor, 1 Eifion Lewis-Roberts.

Replacements: 16 Tom Cruse, 17 Ross Harrison, 18 Tony Buckley, 19 Kearnan Myall, 20 Will Bordill, 21 Will Cliff, 22 Jordan Davies, 23 Corne Uys.

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