Quick links: Rugby Video | Six Nations Rugby | Premiership Rugby | LV= Cup | Rugby Championship | Heineken Cup Rugby | Pro 12 Rugby | Super Rugby | Currie Cup Rugby | Rugby World Cup
 
 
 
 

Sale Sharks start Heineken Cup with Cardiff victory


Danny Cipriani inspired Sale Sharks to their first victory this season

Email Article | | Print Article | Click here for a free $150 Bet

Article Published: Sunday 14 October 2012


Sale Sharks secured their first victory of the season when they beat Cardiff Blues 34-33 in a Heineken Cup match as the Salford City stadium on Sunday.

Cardiff Blues led 12-24 at half time and looked to be headed for an opening round victory through three Alex Cuthbert tries.

However with 25 minutes left on the clock replacement back Danny Cipriani scored a classy try which gave the home side hop.e

Cipriani's try inspired his team mates and tries from Mark Jennings and Tony Buckley coupled with Rob Miller's kicking secured what had looked like a very unlikley victory.

"It's something we've been longing for," said Cipriani, whose Sale team went into the game having lost six matches in succession.

"We had to give the fans something to cheer about and we did."

Final Score Sale (12) 34 Cardiff Blues (24) 33

Scorers

Sale Sharks
Tries: Cipriani, Jennings, Buckley
Cons: Miller 2
Pens: MacLeod 4 Miller

Cardiff Blues
Tries: Cuthbert 3
Cons: Halfpenny 3
Pens: Halfpenny 4

Referee: Jerome Garces (France)

Teams

Sale: 15 Rob Miller, 14 Mark Jennings, 13 Will Addison, 12 Sam Tuitupou, 11 Mark Cueto, 10 Nick Macleod, 9 Nathan Fowles, 8 Andy Powell, 7 David Seymour (c), 6 Richie Vernon, 5 Fraser McKenzie, 4 Richie Gray, 3 Tony Buckley, 2 Tommy Taylor, 1 Eifion Lewis-Roberts.

Replacements: 16 Joe Ward, 17 Ross Harrison, 18 Vadim Cobilas, 19 Kearnan Myall, 20 James Gaskell, 21 Cillian Willis, 22 Danny Cipriani, 23 Johnny Leota.

Cardiff Blues: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Gavin Evans, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Tom James, 10 Ceri Sweeney, 9 Lloyd Williams, 8 Andries Pretorius (c), 7 Sam Warburton, 6 Josh Navidi, 5 Lou Reed, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Benoit Bourrust, 2 Marc Breeze, 1 Tafa'ao Filise.

Replacements: 16 Andi Kyriacou, 17 Nathan Trevett, 18 Scott Andrews, 19 James Down, 20 Robin Copeland, 21 Lewis Jones, 22 Gareth Davies, 23 Dan Fish.

bet365
 
 
Heineken Cup Rugby News
Aviva Premiership
Anglo Welsh Cup News
Six Nations Rugby
Brown set to return for England against Scotland
England fullback Mike Brown looks set to make his return against Scotland after coach Stuart Lancaster said he will compete with Alex Goode for selection next week.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Italy recall Geldenhuys and Masi for Six Nations
Mike Brown close to returning to England training
France's Parra and Fofana ruled out of Six Nations

More Six Nations Rugby News

 
Rugby Week Sponsor
 
 
Heineken Cup Video Highlights