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Sale too Strong for Wasps


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 27 Dec 2008 at 07:37
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Charlie Hodgson scored sixteen points as Sale hammered London Wasps 31-3 on Boxing Day to climb to second place in the Guinness Premiership standings.

Sporting Life reports that Captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe scored two tries as Sale beat London Wasps 31-3 at Edgeley Park.

The Argentinian back-rower crossed twice as the Sharks chalked up four tries and England duo Mark Cueto and Charlie Hodgson also touched down as Wasps could only muster a solitary Dave Walder penalty.

The Sharks were in predatory form, twice pouncing on Wasps errors to erase memories of their last-gasp defeat to Bath last weekend and get their Guinness Premiership title hopes firmly back on track.

Full Match Report.

Captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe scored two tries as Sale were far too powerful for London Wasps at Edgeley Park.

The Argentinian back-rower crossed twice as the Sharks chalked up four tries and England duo Mark Cueto and Charlie Hodgson also touched down as Wasps could only muster a solitary Dave Walder penalty.

The Sharks were in predatory form, twice pouncing on Wasps errors to erase memories of their last-gasp defeat to Bath last weekend and get their Guinness Premiership title hopes firmly back on track.

Cueto was looking dangerous after eight minutes, fielding the ball on his own 22 before chipping the Wasps line and collecting only to miss the pass outside to David Doherty.

But it was not long before Sale made their pressure tell. Dean Schofield, on the loop, drew defenders before releasing to Neil Briggs who found Fernandez Lobbe to touchdown.

They did not have to wait long for the second score as Cueto cleared to the 10-metre line and, with the ball bobbling towards touch, Wasps academy replacement Chris Bishay jumped over it – not realising Doherty was bearing down on him.

Doherty collected and passed inside to Cueto who showed he still has the pace of old to run in under the sticks before Walder notched Wasps’ only points of the afternoon.

Richard Wigglesworth’s pass then bounced off Joe Worsley, allowing quick-thinking Charlie Hodgson to collect the ball and dart in under the posts.

Hodgson’s penalty extended Sale’s lead 10 minutes into the second half as they continued to dominate, forcing Wasps to commit men at breakdown and engineering space for their superior backs to operate.

Sale rang the changes, bringing on Carl Fearns and Andrew Sheridan to shore up the pack, and Dwayne Peel replaced the impressive Richard Wigglesworth at scrum-half.

Wasps tried to muster some resistance, running the ball from deep and recycling it quickly when possible but they lacked creativity and it was Sale who looked more likely to get the next score.

Cueto, on his 28th birthday, was putting in a superb performance, sending England boss Martin Johnson a timely reminder of his ability.

Oriol Ripol, back from a broken arm sustained against Cardiff Blues, also provided a cutting edge for the Sharks in the second half.

Sale pressed for another try in the closing stages, kicking for the corner after Wasps had conceded a penalty 25 metres out.

After holding up one drive the Wasps pack folded at the resulting scrum, conceding the penalty.

While the Wasps defence stood still, Fernandez Lobbe took the quick penalty and dived for the line to notch his second score of the day as the Sharks got back to winning ways in style.



14 Comments

  • My SB Pick was the closest to the Sale Victory Margin. :cool:

    I had them to win by 7. So I suspect I won’t be getting a Margin point. :roll:

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.12.08 07:39:29 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Lots of action today.

    27th Dec 13:30 Saracens v London Irish
    27th Dec 14:15 Bath Rugby v Northampton Saints
    27th Dec 15:00 Bristol Rugby v Gloucester Rugby
    27th Dec 15:00 Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors
    27th Dec 16:00 Harlequins v Leicester Tigers (Live on SS :cool: )

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.12.08 07:42:11 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Saracens 16 – 13 London Irish
    FULL TIME

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.12.08 18:06:10 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Bath 25 – 14 Saints
    FULL TIME

    2 tries by Claasens. :cool:

    I got the pick spot on with CSBok on Superbru. :cool:

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.12.08 18:08:17 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Half time scores

    Newcastle Falcons 13 – 9 Worcester Warriors
    Bristol Rugby 3 – 10 Gloucester Rugby

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.12.08 18:13:28 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Quins 3 – 3 Leicester Bulls :wink:
    12min

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.12.08 18:14:58 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Harlequins: 15. Mike Brown 14. Tom Williams 13. de Wet Barry 12. Jordan Turner-Hall 11. Ugo Monye 10. Nick Evans 9. Danny Care 1. Ceri Jones 2. Tani Fuga 3. Mike Ross 4. James Percival 5. George Robson 6. Chris Robshaw 7. Will Skinner 8. Nick Easter

    Replacements: 16. Chris Brooker 17. Mark Lambert 18. Jim Evans 19. Tom Guest 20. Andy Gomarsall 21. Chris Malone 22. Seb Stegmann

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.12.08 18:15:56 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Leicester Tigers: 15. Scott Hamilton 14. Johne Murphy 13. Dan Hipkiss 12. Aaron Mauger 11. Matt Smith 10. Toby Flood 9. Julien Dupuy 1. Boris Stankovich 2. Benjamin Kayser 3. Julian White 4. Martin Corry 5. Marco Wentzel 6. Tom Croft 7. Lewis Moody 8. Jordan Crane

    Replacements: 16. George Chuter 17. Martin Castrogiovanni 18. Craig Newby 19. Ben Herring 20. Ben Youngs 21. Seru Rabeni 22. Tom Varndell

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.12.08 18:16:48 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Leicester v Quins

    Kak Game

    12 Penalties in the first 28minutes and now a second Yellow card issued
    (one for each team so far)

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.12.08 18:34:58 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Pathetic defence of a loose ball by Quins sees Leicester score with 1min to go.

    Quins 9 – 16 Leicester
    Half Time

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.12.08 18:51:56 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Bristol Rugby 10 – 29 Gloucester Rugby
    Full Time.

    Another spot on SB pick for me. :cool: I should do pretty well this round.

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.12.08 18:53:47 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Newcastle Falcons 16 – 16 Worcester Warriors
    Full Time

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.12.08 18:55:22 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • De Wet Barry just costs his side a try by trying to offload a pass in the tackle 1m from the line instead of securing the ball and then having it recycled. :???:

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.12.08 19:30:25 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Full Time

    Quins 26 – 26 Leicester

    After Leicester had a 10 point lead with 4 minutes left to play. I thought I had another closest pick BP in the bag and then leicester crumbled. :mad:

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.12.08 19:46:54 by KSA Shark © Reply
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