Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sharks Overcome Warriors in Thrilling Nine-Try Encounter

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sharks Overcome Warriors in Thrilling Nine-Try Encounter

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SALE SHARKS 36 WORCESTER 26 GAMES involving Worcester Warriors rarely fail to entertain and that theme continued as Sale Sharks came out on top in a nine-try thriller.

Sharks boss Steve Diamond admitted he was impressed by the entertainment on show.

He said: "If two of the clubs out of the bottom three can play and show endeavour like that then it shows the strength of the competition."

Sale took an early lead as Denny Solomona picked up a loose ball and offloaded for Sam James to score.

The lead lasted less than five minutes however when Francois Hougaard walked-in a try and then Joe Taufete'e touched down from the driving maul for the Warriors.

James' first try was all about Solomona's break but the centre was the sole architect in his second as he latched onto his own grubber to score Sale's 1,000th Premiership try. …

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