• Sale claim Saracens scalp

    The Sale Sharks beat Saracens 14-10 in Salford to stay in contention for the English Premiership play-offs.

    Sale scored two first-half tries through centre Sam Tuitupou and lock Jonathan Mills, with flyhalf Danny Cipriani, who recently made a successful return for England in the Six Nations, converting both. 

    The win takes Sale to fifth on the log, a point behind fourth-placed Exeter and fifth-placed Saracens.

    In other results, Northampton extended their lead at the summit to nine points as they earned a 21-13 away victory over second-placed Bath, flyhalf Henry Slade scored 25 points as Exeter beat Harlequins 32-21 at the Stoop, two penalties and a drop goal from flyhalf Freddie Burns helped the Leicester Tigers beat London Irish 12-6, Gloucester scored six tries to thrash London Welsh 48-10, and a last-minute converted try by Wasps earned them a 23-23 draw against the Newcastle Falcons.

    Round 15 results:

    London Irish 6 Leicester Tigers 12
    Sale Sharks 14 Saracens 10
    Gloucester 48 London Welsh 10
    Harlequins 21 Exeter Chiefs 32
    Bath 13 Northampton 21
    Newcastle 23 Wasps 23


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