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Rugby Round-Up: Sale defeat Worcester and Salford secure huge win!

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Sale Sharks continued their winning streak with another thrilling win, this time away at Worcester, whilst Salford recorded their first Super League win of the season over local rivals Leigh Centurions.

Worcester Warriors 32-35 Sale Sharks

The home side had an 11-0 lead inside the first 30 minutes after a penalty and a great individual try from Jamie Shillcock, but a try from Sharks’ youngster Conor Doherty reduced the deficit before half time.

 Francois Hougaard extended the Warriors’ lead at the beginning of the second half and Sale again responded with a try of their own minutes later through Byron McGuigan. Arron Reed and Coenie Oosthuizen charged over to give the Sharks some much-needed breathing room, but this was only momentary as the rollercoaster nature of the game continued.

Hougaard got over for his second of the day for Worcester, with just three points separating the sides heading into the final minutes. The away side continued to show their resilience, as Dan du Preez powered over, and proved to be enough to seal the win in a highly entertaining game, despite a late third try from Hougaard.

Worcester Warriors: Shillcock; Howe, Lawrence, Venter, Hearle; Smith, Hougaard; Waller, Annett, Schonert, Bresler, Kitchener, Hill, Lewis, Van Velze.

Replacements: Miller, Thomas, Palframan, Clegg, Dodd, Kvesic, Simpson, Doel.

Sale Sharks: Hammersley; McGuigan, S James, Doherty, Reed; MacGinty, Cliff; Rodd, Langdon, John, Wiese, JP Du Preez, Neild, T Curry, D Du Preez.

Replacements: Ashman, Morozov, Oosthuizen, Phillips, JL Du Preez, Quirke, Wilkinson, L James.

 

Salford Red Devils 34-8 Leigh Centurions

Salford responded from a difficult first half to put on an impressive attacking display in an important victory. A well-worked move from the Centurions saw Matthew Russell get over for the opening try, but the Red Devils were quick to respond through early replacement James Greenwood.

Leigh restored their lead, however with Ian Thornley touching down on the left side, with the away side 8-6 ahead at the break. The Red Devils began the second-half with attacking intent as Kevin Brown scored and Ken Sio followed up with a brilliant individual try, running the length of the pitch to get over.

Salford looked to put the game out of reach from Leigh as Brown and Atkin added further tries with confidence growing in the home side.

Harvey Livett recorded the final score of the day in the 79th minute to wrap up a great second-half performance.

Salford Red Devils: Kear, Sio, Inu, Costello, Williams, Lolohea, Brown, Mossop (capt), Patton, Ikahihifo, Livett, Roberts, Wells.

Interchanges: Greenwood, Lussick, Atkin, Burke.

Leigh Centurions: Mullen, Russell, Gelling, Thornley, Brand, Reynolds, Brierley, Bell, Hellewell, Thompson, Flower, Hood, McCarthy.

Interchanges: Ioane, Gerrard, Gee, Peats. 

Salford next take on Castleford Tigers in the Challenge Cup, whilst Sale Sharks host Leicester under the Friday night lights! We wish both teams the best of luck this week and will be showing our support!