Sale Sharks beat Agen in Challenge Cup

Sale Sharks beat Agen in their Amlin Challenge Cup Pool Five clash 14-29 with a try bonus point at Stade Armandie on Thursday evening.


Sale did enough in the first half to keep their Challenge Cup hopes alive as they scored all of their points in that half.


Inside half an hour Sale had built a 22 point lead through tries from James Gaskell, Marc Jones and Richie Vernon and seven points from Nick MacLeod’s boot.


Agen started their comeback with a a converted try by Damian Lagrange but Sale Sharks hit back and scored the bonus point try when Luther Burrell went over the whitewash.


With Sale Sharks leading 7-29 at half time Agen had to chase the game and sent over Pat O’Connor for a try which was converted by Courrent but Sale held on to win the match.


Final Score Agen 14 (7) Sale 29 (29)


Scorers


Agen
Tries: Lagrange, O’Connor
Conversions: Courrent 2


Sale Sharks
Tries: Gaskell, Jones, Vernon, Burrell
Penalties: MacLeod
Conversions: MacLeod 3


Referee: Peter Allan (Scotland)


Teams


Agen: B Agulla; K Swiryn, M Avramovic, J Robinson (capt), S Vaka; V Courrent, A Bales; L Cabarry, J Janaudy, B Sheklashvili, P O’Connor, D Lagrange, P Julien, J Mondoulet, A Erbani


Replacements: J Narjissi, J Schwalger, M Scelzo, D Senekal, A Badenhorst, S Dupuy, M Lamoulie, M Ahotaeiloa


Sale Sharks: M Cueto; L Burrell, A Higgins, S Tuitupou (capt), J Tuculet; N MacLeod, C Willis; V Cobilas, M Jones, T Buckley, A Ostrikov, J Gaskell, R Vernon, D Seymour, A Powell


Replacements: T Taylor, A Dickinson, H Thomas, F McKenzie, K Myall, S Mathie, R Miller, T Brady

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