Sale’s 100% record in this years Amlin Challenge Cup came to an end tonight, with a 16-10 defeat to Oyonnax. Good defence from the Sharks prevented the home side from scoring more, but Joe Ford kicked a drop goal with the last kick of the game to get the Sharks a losing bonus point from a tough visit to France.
They travel to the AJ Bell Stadium next Friday night for the return match. Tickets are available by phoning 08444-994-994. You can request a call back by emailing: email@example.com
Phil Mackenzie scored his first try for the club as Sale fought back from going 3-0 down. Nick Macleod converted, but the game is a forwards battle and not much in it. Ben Urdapilleta scored two penalties as Oyonnax fought back into the game. Agustin Figuerola
scored a try for the home side, after taking a penalty quickly when the Sale defence weren’t paying attention and didn’t do enough to stop the scrum half going in on the right wing.
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The teams in case you missed them are:
Oyonnax: Silvere Tian; Jonathan Bousquet, Guillaume Bousses, Hemani Paea, Tikiko Koroivoutu; Benjamin Urdapilleta, Augustin Figuerola; Erwan Iapteff, Neil Clark, Ruaan Du Preez, Miroslav Nemecek (c), Damien Lagrange, Mahamadou Diaby, Scott Newlands, Christophe Andre
Replacements: Jody Jenneker, Lukas Rapant, Clement Baiocco, Chad Slade, Nicolas Vuillemin, Roimata Hansell Pune, Jonathan Traini, Damian Browne
Sale Sharks: Rob Miller; Tom Brady, Mark Jennings, Johnny Leota, Phillip Mackenzie; Nick MacLeod, Will Cliff; Ross Harrison, Tommy Taylor, Vadim Cobilas, Andrei Ostrikov, Michael Paterson, Dan Braid (c), David Seymour, James Gaskell
Replacements: Marc Jones, James Flynn, Tony Buckley, Jon Mills, Mark Easter, Joe Ford, Andy Forsyth, Michael Haley
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Incase you missed them here are the teams:
Oyonnax: 15. Silvere Tian, 14. Jonathan Bousquet 13. Guillaume Bousses, 12. Hemani Paea, 11. Tikiko Koroivoutu, 10. Benjamin Urdapilleta 9. Augustin Figuerola, 1. Erwan Iapteff, 2. Neil Clark,
3. Ruaan Du Preez,4. Miroslav Nemecek (capt.) 5. Damien Lagrange, 6. Mahamadou Diaby, 7. Scott Newlands, 8. Christophe Andre.
Replacements: 16. Jody Jenneker, 17. Lukas Rapant, 18. Clement Baiocco, 19. Chad Slade, 20. Nicolas Vuillemin, 21. Roimata Hanse ll Pune, 22. Jonathan Traini, 23. Damian Browne
Sale Sharks: Rob Miller, Tom Brady, Mark Jennings, Jonny Leota, Phil MacKenzie, Nick Macleod, Will Cliff, Ross Harrison, Tommy Taylor, Vadim Cobilas, Andrei Ostrikov, Michael Paterson, Dan Braid, David Seymour, James Gaskell.
Replacements: Marc Jones, James Flynn, Tony Buckley, Jonathan Mills, Mark Easter, Joe Ford, Andy Forsyth, Mike Haley
Safe journey to the Sharks fans who are travelling over to the Stade Charles Mathon, we hope you have a great time!
For those who can’t go to France, you can follow the game on Twitter for regular updates: @salesharksrugby or half time or full time summaries on Facebook. Kick off is at 7.45pm UK Time, 8.45pm in France. Full Match Report will be on the website straight after the game!