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Sale make it eight wins in a row with dominant display!

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​Sale moved closer to securing a home semi-final with a destructive performance against Harlequins at the AJ Bell

Martin Landajo opened the scoring for the away side inside the first four minutes, but Sale responded quickly as a great offload from AJ MacGinty put through Akker Van der Merwe to charge over. 

A brilliant team move minutes later found Marland Yarde, who dove over in the corner and fellow winger Byron McGuigan scored a similar try in the same corner shortly after. Player of the match, Cam Neild secured the bonus point for the Sharks before half-time, as he battled through the Quins defence to roll over and score.

Rohan van Rensberg marked his return to the side with a textbook bulldozing try as he powered through to get over, after a great catch and turn to evade the opposing defence. Bevan Rodd continued to show his impressive form as he stretched the game further from Quins’ reach with a try. Jean Luc du Preez responded to Edwards’ late consolation try for the away side by pressing over for the final score of the game and sealed the Sharks’ eighth win on the bounce.

Sale now have the opportunity to secure a home semi-final as they face reigning champions Exeter at Sandy Park this Saturday and will need a bonus-point win to do so.

Sale: Hammersley; McGuigan, S James, R du Preez, Yarde; MacGinty, De Klerk; Harrison, Van der Merwe, Oosthuizen, Beaumont (capt), J-L du Preez, Neild, B Curry, D du Preez.

Replacements: Langdon, Rodd, John, J-P du Preez, Ross, Cliff, Reed, Janse van Rensburg.

Sin-bin: De Klerk (51).

Harlequins: Green; Morris, Marchant, Tapuai, Beard; Edwards, Landajo; Garcia Botta, Elia, Collier, Lamb, Lewies (capt), White, Wallace, Lawday.

Replacements: Baldwin, Baxter, Kerrod, Cavubati, Tizard, Steele, Herrod, Lynagh.

Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU).