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Sale sweat on Tait injury
Full-back taken off in second half of Worcester defeat
Tait's hamstring went tight and because he had pulled it before we didn't want to take any risks and so brought him off.
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Sale had a night to forget at Edgeley Park on Friday, losing 17-9 to Worcester and suffering an injury scare when Matthew Tait was taken off with a recurrence of a hamstring injury.
Tait was in line to start England's autumn international programme at full-back before damaging his hamstring a fortnight before the opening fixture against the Pacific Islanders.
The former Newcastle player returned to action for the Sharks in Friday but did not make the comeback he was hoping for.
He never looked fully fit and was withdrawn in the second half with a sore hamstring.
"Tait's hamstring went tight and because he had pulled it before we didn't want to take any risks and so brought him off," said Sale's director of rugby Philippe Saint-Andre.
"We don't know how serious it is."
Netani Talei scored the only try of the game to breathe new life into Worcester's campaign and condemn Saint-Andre's men to an alarming fourth straight home loss.
Their home in Stockport has become a fortress in recent seasons but they looked desperately devoid of ideas and inspiration throughout.
Saint-Andre added: "Worcester deserved to win and this was one of Sale Sharks' worst performances since I've been involved in the club.
"I take a lot of responsibility for this and I'm very, very concerned.
"It's the first time in my coaching career of 11 years that I've lost four home games in succession.
"We're missing a lot of players through injury and international call-ups and we've got to try and get ready for Wasps next weekend.
"We have eight days to improve."
Fijian flanker Talei, 25, crossed the line in the 52nd minute of a largely tepid encounter to edge his side 11-6 ahead and from there Mike Ruddock's men did not look back.
Fly-half Matthew Jones also landed four penalties and the Warriors won the physical battle up front to lay the platform for a fine victory.
"It was a very good performance - we played well and deserved our win" said Ruddock.
"At 6-6 at half-time, I thought we had probably had had the better of the half but hadn't manage to penetrate.
"I asked the boys to carry on playing that way because I felt we would get an opportunity and that's what happened as we scored a great try."
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|19:45||Gloucester vs Harlequins|
|19:45||Northampton vs Exeter|
|Saturday 15th November|
|14:00||Sale vs London Irish|
|17:00||Bath vs Newcastle|
|Sunday 16th November|
|13:00||Leicester vs Saracens|
|15:15||Wasps vs London Welsh|
|Friday 21st November|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Sale|
|20:00||Newcastle vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 22nd November|
|15:00||London Irish vs Bath|
|15:00||Exeter vs Wasps|
|Sunday 23rd November|
|13:00||Saracens vs Northampton|
|15:15||London Welsh vs Leicester|
|Friday 28th November|
|19:45||Bath vs Harlequins|
|Saturday 29th November|
|15:00||Leicester vs Wasps|
|16:30||Exeter vs Saracens|
|Sunday 30th November|
|13:00||London Irish vs Gloucester|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Northampton|
|15:15||Newcastle vs Sale|
|Saturday 20th December|
|14:00||Sale vs Exeter|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Bath|
|15:00||Northampton vs Leicester|
|15:00||Saracens vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Newcastle|
|Sunday 21st December|
|14:00||Wasps vs London Irish|
|Friday 26th December|
|15:00||London Irish vs London Welsh|
|Sunday 12th October|
|Wasps 29 - 22 Bath|
|Saturday 11th October|
|Northampton 43 - 10 Sale Sharks|
|Saracens 28 - 21 Gloucester|
|Exeter 44 - 24 London Irish|
|London Welsh 3 - 23 Newcastle|
|Friday 10th October|
|Leicester 22 - 16 Harlequins|
|Sunday 5th October|
|Newcastle 29 - 24 Exeter|
|Sale 25 - 14 Wasps|
|Saturday 4th October|
|Gloucester 33 - 16 Leicester|
|Harlequins 52 - 0 London Welsh|
|London Irish 12 - 19 Northampton|
|Friday 3rd October|
|Bath 21 - 11 Saracens|
|Sunday 28th September|
|Wasps 35 - 18 Newcastle|
|Exeter 36 - 13 Harlequins|
|Saturday 27th September|
|Northampton 31 - 24 Bath|
|Leicester 19 - 22 London Irish|
|Saracens 40 - 19 Sale Sharks|
|Friday 26th September|
|London Welsh 10 - 46 Gloucester|
|Sunday 21st September|
|Newcastle 10 - 35 Northampton|
|Saturday 20th September|
|Bath 45 - 0 Leicester|
|Harlequins 26 - 23 Wasps|
|London Irish 32 - 36 Saracens|
|Sale 46 - 8 London Welsh|
|Friday 19th September|
|Gloucester 22 - 25 Exeter|
|Sunday 14th September|
|Newcastle 18 - 20 London Irish|
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