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Saint Andre backs Sharks
Sale Sharks boss says side fully deserved Leicester victory.
Sale director of rugby Philippe Saint Andre was delighted with his side's last-ditch win at Guinness Premiership champions Leicester.
Sebastien Chabal scored a last-minute try to earn a 14-11 win for Sale at Welford Road, inflicting back-to-back defeat on the Tigers.
Saint Andre says t hat his Sharks side fully deserved their late victory after controlling the game for large spells.
"We were in control of the game and came close to the line three or four times," said Saint Andre.
"It's never easy to win here.
"We knew it would be tough, but we came here with confidence and the players didn't panic when Leicester scored late in the game.
"We came back with a fantastic try and I'm very pleased for the players. It's great to see them smiling after a game like this."
With Leicester without Martin Castrogiovanni and Julian White, Saint Andre fancied his pack to set up a victory.
"Our scrum was fantastic," he said. "And we played with more patience than last week."
Leicester head coach Marcelo Loffreda said his side missed the presence of White and Castrogiovanni, but only had themselves to blame for their second home defeat of the season.
"We were very close to the win, but we made some silly mistakes and we paid the price," said Loffreda.
"These games are so tough that you have to take control and we never had control of the game.
"We didn't find touch in the final few minutes and we were not so strong in the scrum because we had lost players.
"There was a lot of pressure and not much space out there."
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|Friday 13th February|
|19:45||Leicester vs Gloucester|
|19:45||Northampton vs London Irish|
|Saturday 14th February|
|16:30||Exeter vs Newcastle|
|Sunday 15th February|
|13:00||Saracens vs Bath|
|14:00||Wasps vs Harlequins|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Sale|
|Friday 20th February|
|19:45||Newcastle vs Wasps|
|Saturday 21st February|
|14:00||Sale vs Saracens|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Exeter|
|15:00||Gloucester vs London Welsh|
|15:15||Bath vs Northampton|
|Sunday 22nd February|
|14:00||London Irish vs Leicester|
|Friday 27th February|
|19:45||Leicester vs Sale|
|19:45||Northampton vs Harlequins|
|Saturday 28th February|
|14:30||London Welsh vs London Irish|
|15:00||Saracens vs Newcastle|
|15:15||Exeter vs Bath|
|Sunday 1st March|
|14:00||Wasps vs Gloucester|
|Friday 6th March|
|19:45||Bath vs Sale|
|Saturday 7th March|
|15:00||Exeter vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Harlequins vs London Irish|
|15:15||Gloucester vs Northampton|
|Sunday 8th March|
|14:00||Wasps vs Saracens|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Leicester|
|Friday 27th March|
|19:45||Northampton vs Wasps|
|Sunday 11th January|
|London Irish 28 - 26 Exeter|
|Newcastle 38 - 7 London Welsh|
|Saturday 10th January|
|Harlequins 32 - 12 Leicester|
|Bath 39 - 26 Wasps|
|Sale Sharks 20 - 7 Northampton|
|Friday 9th January|
|Gloucester 24 - 23 Saracens|
|Sunday 4th January|
|London Welsh 13 - 24 Harlequins|
|Wasps 41 - 16 Sale Sharks|
|Leicester 17 - 8 Bath|
|Saturday 3rd January|
|Exeter 25 - 26 Gloucester|
|Saracens 22 - 6 London Irish|
|Friday 2nd January|
|Northampton 39 - 31 Newcastle|
|Sunday 28th December|
|Gloucester 23 - 30 Wasps|
|Saturday 27th December|
|Harlequins 25 - 30 Northampton|
|Newcastle 23 - 25 Saracens|
|Bath 31 - 14 Exeter|
|Sale Sharks 30 - 32 Leicester|
|Friday 26th December|
|London Irish 24 - 9 London Welsh|
|Sunday 21st December|
|Wasps 48 - 16 London Irish|
|Saturday 20th December|
|Gloucester 16 - 39 Bath|
|Northampton 23 - 19 Leicester|
|Saracens 78 - 7 London Welsh|
|Harlequins 15 - 7 Newcastle|
|Friday 19th December|
|Sale 18 - 11 Exeter|
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