Sale Sharks earn comfortable Castres Challenge Cup win

Mark Jennings breaks away for Sale Sharks

Sale Sharks went to the top of Pool 2 in the European Rugby Challenge Cup by beating former Top14 Champions Castres 31-10 at the AJ Bell Stadium.

The result moves Sale Sharks to the top of Pool 2 on 13 points after four matches with Newport on 10 point but with a match in hand.

More to follow.

Final Score Sale Sharks 31 (9) Castres 10 (0)

Scorers

Sale Sharks
Tries – Fihaki, Briggs, Leota
Pen – Ford (3), Cipriani
Con – Ford, Cipriani
Drop –

Castres
Tries – Beattie
Pen – Dumora
Con – Dupont
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland),
Assistant ref: Mark Patton (Ireland),
Assistant ref: Paul Haycock (Ireland),
Citing Commissioner: Gwyn Bowden (Wales)

Teams

Sale Sharks: Tom Arscott; Tom Brady, Johnny Leota, Mark Jennings, Charlie Ingall; Joe Ford, james mitchell; Eifion Lewis-Roberts, Tommy Taylor, Vadim Cobilas, Jon Mills, Andrei Ostrikov, Mark Easter, David Seymour (c), Vili Fihaki

Replacements: Neil Briggs, Ross Harrison, James Flynn, Josh Beaumont, Cameron Neild, Peter Stringer, Danny Cipriani, Michael Haley

Castres Olympique: Geoffrey Palis; David Smith, Florian Vialelle, Remi Lamerat, Romain Martial; Julien Dumora, Antoine Dupont; Antoine Tichit, Marc-Antoine Rallier, Karena Wihongi, Christophe Samson, Victor Moreaux, Ibrahim Diarra, Alexandre Bias, Johnnie Beattie (c)

Replacements: Julien Beziat, Saimone Taumoepeau, Yohan Montes, Benjamin Desroche, Alex Tulou, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Thomas Combezou, Julien Seron

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