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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)
Tries – Fihaki, Briggs, Leota
Pen – Ford (3), Cipriani
Con – Ford, Cipriani
Tries – Beattie
Pen – Dumora
Con – Dupont
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland),
Assistant ref: Mark Patton (Ireland),
Assistant ref: Paul Haycock (Ireland),
Citing Commissioner: Gwyn Bowden (Wales)
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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