Premiership: Sale Sharks 41-13 London Irish – Sharks solidify top-four place

Arron Reed (left) latched on to a unfastened London Irish go to safe Sale’s fourth attempt
Sale (19) 41
Tries: McGuigan 3, Hammersley, De Jager, Reed Cons: R du Preez 3, MacGinty Pen: MacGinty
London Irish (3) 13
Try: Donnell Con: Jackson Pens: Jackson 2

Sale recorded yet one more emphatic dwelling steal to solidify their predicament throughout the Premiership excessive 4 as they ran in six tries towards London Irish.

Simon Hammersley, Lood de Jager and Byron McGuigan crossed in a well known half of by which the hosts moreover had three extra makes an attempt disallowed for infringements.

Arron Reed secured the attempt bonus early throughout the 2nd half of earlier than McGuigan executed his hat-trick with two extra.

Ben Donnell dotted down a comfort safe for the Exiles.

A five-point return for Sale coupled with Northampton’s defeat by leaders Bristol plan Alex Sanderson’s aspect grasp a six-point cushion over the fifth-positioned Saints.

Irish defend sixth regardless of falling to their eighth consecutive defeat on the AJ Bell Stadium.

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Whereas Sale’s 28-point margin of victory was emphatic, it would most likely perchance nicely had been much more convincing had efforts from McGuigan, De Jager and Jean-Luc du Preez now not been dominated out by the television match official.

However Scotland winger McGuigan confirmed his classly ending experience in each halves to assist his aspect leap once more from defeat at Northampton remaining weekend.

His first got here as he latched on to a suave kick over the top from scrum-half of Faf de Klerk, his 2nd from an interception as he raced explicit from midway after which his third throughout the remaining seconds when obtained spherical on the outdoor regardless of his aspect being all the way down to 13 males.

Sale: Hammersley, McGuigan, S. James, Doherty, Reed; R. du Preez, De Klerk; Rodd, Van der Merwe, Oosthuizen, Beaumont, De Jager, Ross (capt), Neild, JL. du Preez.

Replacements: Langdon, Harrison, Harper, Phillips, Dugdale, Cliff, MacGinty, L. James.

Sin-bin: Oosthuizen (43 minutes), Harrison (75 minutes), Reed (77 minutes).

London Irish: Stokes, Loader, Rona, Brophy-Clews, Hassell-Collins; Jackson, Meehan; Goodrick-Clarke, Creevy, Chawatama, Mafi, Simmons, Rogerson (capt), Donnell, Tuisue.

Replacements: Cornish, Gigena, Hoskins, Nott, Cowan, Phipps, Joseph, Parton.

Sin-bin: Brophy Clews (4 minutes).

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys

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