Premiership: Sale Sharks 28-22 Harlequins – Hosts depart it late to beat champions

Sale’s victory in opposition to Harlequins was their first win since beating Tub within the first recreation of the season
Sale (17) 28
Tries: Quirke 2, Ross Cons: Wilkinson 2 Pens: Wilkinson 2, Curtis
Harlequins (14) 22
Tries: Care, Inexperienced, Northmore Cons: Smith 2 Pens: Smith

Sale Sharks ended a three-game winless run within the Premiership as they overcame Harlequins at AJ Bell Stadium.

Raffi Quirke and Danny Care exchanged tries in a high-tempo opening however Tyrone Inexperienced despatched Quins in entrance.

Jono Ross’ effort gave Sale a half-time lead, however Luke Northmore ran in straight from the restart because the hosts dropped the kick-off.

Quirke quelled Sale’s nerves as he went over for his second strive late on to provide the hosts victory.

Alex Sanderson’s aspect had come into the sport off the again of defeats by Gloucester and Exeter, in addition to a draw in opposition to London Irish, and had not received since their opening-day success over Tub.

Quins made the breakthrough as the primary half drew to a detailed, James Chisholm linking up with Inexperienced earlier than racing previous Denny Solomona to the touch down.

Simply previous the half-hour mark, Ross had seen yellow for a excessive sort out on Inexperienced, however made a direct impression on his return as he went over from a driving maul.

The guests pounced on a Sale error moments after the beginning of the second interval as they failed to assert the ball, leaving Northmore to choose up possession and contact down for a simple strive.

Smith and Wilkinson’s kicking meant each side led in an edgy finale earlier than Quirke’s late intervention turned the sport in Sale’s favour.

Sale: Hammersley; Solomona, S James, Tuilagi, McGuigan; Wilkinson, Quirke; Rodd, Langdon, Schonert, Wiese, JL du Preez, Ross (capt), T Curry, D du Preez.

Replacements: Taylor, Harrison, Oosthuizen, JP du Preez, Nield, Warr, Curtis, L James.

Harlequins: Inexperienced; Marchant, Northmore, Esterhuizen, Murley; Smith, Care; Marler, Walker, Kerrod, Symons, Lamb, Chisholm, Kenningham, Dombrandt (capt).

Replacements: Riley, Baxter, Collier, Tizard, Lawday, Steele, Jones, Lynagh.

Referee: Tom Foley (RFU).

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