Round 7 Match Report – Exeter @ Sale on Friday Night

How did it go down?

Well, there isn’t a huge amount to write about on this one I’m afraid. The match started at a deadlock and we had to wait until the half-hour mark for Gareth Steenson to kick the first points of the game, but even that didn’t last long as Faf De Klerk hit back four minutes later. Exeter were building pressure through their tight game and it looked like they were going to find a way through, but the Sale defenders were able to hold on time after time and the teams went in at halftime at 3-3. Continue reading “Round 7 Match Report – Exeter @ Sale on Friday Night”

Round 7 Preview – Friday Night Game – Exeter Chiefs @ Sale Sharks

The first game after the European break will see a confident looking Exeter Chiefs travel to the AJ Bell to take on Sale Sharks

How are they getting on so far?

Exeter Chiefs had a great couple of rounds in the Champions Cup during the Premiership break, managing to beat Glasgow at Sandy Park followed by a fantastic victory against Montpellier in Montpellier. They will take a lot of momentum from their European success and it is beginning to look like they are hitting top form. Continue reading “Round 7 Preview – Friday Night Game – Exeter Chiefs @ Sale Sharks”

Round 6 Match Report – Sale @ Harlequins on Friday Night

Buoyed by a relatively strong start to the season Sale Sharks traveled to Harlequins, who were under pressure for a result having stumbled in the opening rounds.

How did it go down?

Harlequins have had a relatively disappointing start to the season so far and they looked determined to set that right during the opening stages of this Friday night match up. The scoring started in the 11th minute when Danny Care collected the ball from the base of a ruck and chipped into the corner, with the returning Tim Visser collecting to go over in what was a reassuring start for the hosts. Continue reading “Round 6 Match Report – Sale @ Harlequins on Friday Night”

Round 6 Preview – Sale Sharks @ Harlequins on Friday Night

The opening game of Round Six sees seventh-placed Sale travel to Harlequins, who are sitting at a disappointing ninth.

How are the teams getting on so far?

Both sides will be unhappy to enter Round Six in the bottom half of the table. That being said, Sale have not done too badly having managed to score thirty-five points in a losing effort at Wasps. Their other two losses were a single point defeat at the hands of the increasingly formidable Newcastle Falcons, followed by an unsuccessful trip to the mighty Saracens. They will be feeling confident coming off a dominant 41-13 victory against Gloucester in Round Five.

Harlequins’ form has been eclectic. They’ve managed to lose to newly-promoted London Irish among others, but have chalked up victories against Wasps and Gloucester. While they are not being seriously discussed as relegation candidates they will need to show some consistency in order to challenge further up the table, which should be the minimum expectation for a team boasting multiple current England internationals. Continue reading “Round 6 Preview – Sale Sharks @ Harlequins on Friday Night”