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- LV= Cup
- 26th Jan 2013
- KO 15:00
- Ground: Salford City Stadium
- Att: 3,108
Steve Diamond happy as Sale keep semi-final hopes alive in LV= Cup
Steve Diamond was a satisfied coach as Sale enjoyed a rare victory, beating Scarlets 36-17 in the LV= Cup with the northern club picking up a bonus point after scoring four tries.
Fly-half Danny Cipriani collected 21 points - that included a try - to help the Premiership strugglers keep alive their chances of reaching the semi-finals.
A victory at Wasps next week could secure a last-four spot and Diamond said: "We had to get four tries if we are to have any chance of progressing.
"We can't bank on just going to Wasps and winning - we are just not good enough to do that.
"We've got to go down there, play well and try and get a result. That could be enough."
As for Cipriani's performance, he added: "Danny is a good player. Give home go-forward ball, as the pack did today, and he shows his class."
His opposite number at Scarlets, Simon Easterby, added: "We just dropped off second half, lacked composure and they got on a roll.
"We're missing 25 or 26 players but it is what it is. We know we have a large contingent in the Wales set-up, so this is an opportunity for younger boys to go out and show what they can do.
"I thought they went well, so there were some certainly individual positives to take from the first half in particular."
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|Saturday 31st January|
|14:40||Harlequins vs Bath|
|15:00||Scarlets vs London Irish|
|15:00||Wasps vs Cardiff Blues|
|15:00||Leicester vs Northampton|
|15:00||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Exeter|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Ospreys|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Sale|
|15:00||London Welsh vs Saracens|
|Saturday 7th February|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Harlequins|
|15:00||Newport Gwent D'gons vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Bath vs Ospreys|
|15:00||Sale vs Scarlets|
|15:00||Northampton vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Saracens vs Exeter|
|15:00||Cardiff Blues vs Leicester|
|Friday 14th November|
|Ospreys 35 - 51 Dragons|
|Cardiff Blues 19 - 13 Scarlets|
|Sunday 9th November|
|Leicester 29 - 13 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 9 - 18 Gloucester|
|Wasps 43 - 22 London Irish|
|Saturday 8th November|
|Exeter 18 - 6 Bath|
|Friday 7th November|
|Newcastle 21 - 22 Cardiff Blues|
|Harlequins 31 - 21 Newport Gwent D'gons|
|Ospreys 9 - 21 Saracens|
|Scarlets 7 - 24 Northampton|
|Sunday 2nd November|
|Saracens 25 - 20 Harlequins|
|Saturday 1st November|
|Northampton 37 - 23 Newcastle|
|London Irish 16 - 17 Leicester|
|Bath 47 - 7 London Welsh|
|Exeter 28 - 27 Gloucester|
|Sale Sharks 32 - 29 Wasps|
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