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- Aviva Premiership
- 22nd Nov 2013
- KO 19:45
- Ground: The AJ Bell Stadium
- Att: 4,212
Aviva Premiership: Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond pleased with victory
It puts a bit of icing on a badly-cut cake. We were frustrated with the performance for long periods of the game but you have to take those points.
Steve Diamond on Sale's win
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Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond was happy enough with his side's 26-10 win over Worcester which helped them leapfrog Leicester and Wasps into sixth place in the Aviva Premiership.
Mark Cueto, James Gaskell, captain Dan Braid and Tom Arscott were the try-scorers for the Sharks, with fly-half Danny Cipriani kicking three conversions
Ofa Fainga'anuku scored a consolation try for Worcester from a rolling maul, with Chris Pennell adding the conversion to add to Ignacio Mieres' early penalty.
It was not enough to earn any points for Worcester, who remained rooted to the foot of the table, nine points adrift of London Irish.
Diamond admitted he was satisfied with the result even though Sale struggled to fire during large parts of the match.
"I'm really pleased," Diamond said when asked about the bonus point.
"It puts a bit of icing on a badly-cut cake. We were frustrated with the performance for long periods of the game but you have to take those points.
"We were very disappointed the other week against Exeter, our discipline let us down. We like to win games at home and it's so difficult to win games away from home so we are pleased with the position we are in at this moment.
"The success in this league is staying in this competition. A lot of people don't realise how difficult it is.
"We take every win and celebrate it because there comes a time when you don't get many of them. Worcester are going through that at the minute and we went through that last year."
Diamond also praised the opening score by Cueto, who left the field before half-time with a groin strain. Cueto raced onto a chip to the wing by centre Will Addison, in what the Sale boss branded as "one of the tries of the season."
"It was just inspiration - a young gun kicks to the old dog and he races away untouched. A great try," Diamond added.
Ryan rues loss
Worcester boss Dean Ryan, meanwhile, was left to rue another defeat, with his side already up against the odds to survive in the top flight this season.
"I thought for 50 minutes we were pretty resilient," Ryan said.
"At half-time we talked about being pretty confident and being able to push on. We showed a lot of resilience defensively and were difficult to break down, all the things we have shown in recent weeks.
"I'm not down on the guys I thought the effort was fantastic. I don't accept that it's a flat performance. It was a competitive performance that slipped away from us at a pivotal moment."Aviva Premiership. Click here to bet.
|Friday 6th March|
|19:45||Bath vs Sale Sharks|
|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 Falcons vs Leicester Tigers|
|Friday 27th March|
|19:45||Northampton vs Wasps|
|Saturday 28th March|
|15:00||London Irish vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Leicester vs Exeter|
|15:15||Saracens vs Harlequins|
|Sunday 29th March|
|14:00||Sale vs Gloucester|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Bath|
|Friday 10th April|
|19:45||Newcastle vs Bath|
|Saturday 11th April|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Gloucester|
|15:15||Saracens vs Leicester|
|Sunday 12th April|
|14:00||Exeter vs Northampton|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Sale|
|Saturday 25th April|
|14:00||Sale vs Harlequins|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Bath vs London Irish|
|15:00||Northampton vs Saracens|
|15:00||Leicester vs London Welsh|
|Sunday 26th April|
|14:00||Wasps vs Exeter|
|Saturday 9th May|
|14:00||Sale vs Newcastle|
|Sunday 1st March|
|Wasps 32 - 21 Gloucester|
|Saturday 28th February|
|Exeter 16 - 6 Bath|
|Saracens 22 - 17 Newcastle Falcons|
|Leicester Tigers 28 - 8 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 12 - 50 London Irish|
|Friday 27th February|
|Northampton 17 - 13 Harlequins|
|Sunday 22nd February|
|London Irish 6 - 12 Leicester Tigers|
|Saturday 21st February|
|Bath 13 - 21 Northampton|
|Harlequins 21 - 32 Exeter|
|Gloucester 48 - 10 London Welsh|
|Sale Sharks 14 - 10 Saracens|
|Friday 20th February|
|Newcastle 23 - 23 Wasps|
|Sunday 15th February|
|Wasps 37 - 6 Harlequins|
|London Welsh 12 - 52 Sale|
|Saracens 34 - 24 Bath|
|Saturday 14th February|
|Exeter 46 - 17 Newcastle|
|Friday 13th February|
|Leicester 18 - 15 Gloucester|
|Northampton 15 - 9 London Irish|
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