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Sale Sharks 11-9 Tub: George Ford kicks Premiership leaders to victory


Sale's George Ford tries to run into a gap against Bath
George Ford kicked the one factors of the second half in Sale’s win towards Tub
Sale Sharks: (5) 11
Attempt: Hill; Pens: Ford 2
Tub: (9) 9
Pens: Russell 3

George Ford kicked a late penalty to protect Sale Sharks’ 12-month profitable Premiership run at dwelling because the leaders overcame fellow higher-flyers Tub.

Three Finn Russell penalties put Tub 9-5 up on the break, with Jonny Hill grabbing a attempt in response for Sale.

Two penalties from England fly-half Ford in a tense second half sealed the hard-fought come-from-behind triumph on the Salford Group Stadium.

Victory strikes Sale 5 factors away from Tub, who stay second within the desk.

England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie made his first begin for Sale since arriving in the summertime, having come off the bench in his first two matches again after 10 months out.

It was his line-out throw that discovered former Exeter team-mate and now fellow Shark Hill to energy over from shut vary for the sport’s solely attempt.

In a gruelling showdown between the competitors’s prime two, Tub began strongest and led 6-0 halfway by way of the primary half thanks to 2 Russell penalties.

The Scotland fly-half added a 3rd after Hill went over for Sale on the different finish to place the guests 4 factors up on the break.

A straightforward kick for Ford early within the second half, following some wonderful work from Cowan-Dickie and Ben Curry to pressure a turnover inside Tub’s 22, diminished the margin to at least one level.

Simon McIntyre went near placing Sale forward for the primary time after 59 minutes, however misplaced the ball over the road as he tried to burrow over.

It was the perfect instance of Tub’s stubbornness near the road as they held Sale out, with the guests additionally arising with a lot of steals at breakdowns inside their very own 22 to frustrate the hosts.

The guests acquired to inside six minutes of ending Sale’s profitable Premiership run at dwelling, just for Ford to step up and slot a close-range penalty that prolonged it to 11 video games.

Sale Sharks: Carpenter; Roebuck, R du Preez, Bedlow, Reed; Ford, Warr; Rodd, Cowan-Dickie, Schonert; Wiese, Hill, Van Rhyn, Curry (capt), D du Preez.  

Replacements: Creevy, McIntyre, Harper, Beaumont, Bamber, Thomas, James, O’Flaherty.  

Tub: De Glanville; McConnochie, Ojomoh, Butt, Gallagher; Russell, Schreuder; Du Toit, Annett, Jonker; McNally, Van Velze, Richards, Cloete, Coetzee.

Replacements: Dunn, Schoeman, Griffin, Lee-Warner, Merigan, Spencer, Bailey, Redpath.

Referee: Karl Dickson.

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