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Aviva Premiership: Dean Ryan frustrated by Worcester display
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Worcester director of rugby Dean Ryan was highly critical of his team's performance after a 15th consecutive loss in the Aviva Premiership looked to have buried their survival hopes.
Worcester gave opponents Sale an early 11-point advantage and the visitors ran out 24-12 winners.
Ryan said: "I'm pretty disappointed, we looked paralysed for the first 20 minutes and we are not good enough to be half-baked against anyone.
"We can't seem to solve what freezes us at the start of the game.
"We can produce big emotional performances against Saracens and Leicester but in games where we have a realistic chance of winning, we give the opposition a flying start which is hard to understand."
Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond paid tribute to his side's defence.
"We were in total control for the first 20 minutes but they came back at us. We managed to stave them off in the second quarter and that's what won us the game, as after half-time we became dominant in the scrum," Diamond said.
Mark Cueto celebrated his 200th league appearance for Sale with the opening try, drawing huge praise from Diamond.
"He is a great servant to the game and a great ambassador for Sale and England," Diamond added.
"If Wayne Rooney can get three hundred grand a week, what is Cueto worth?"
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|Saturday 16th May|
|Exeter 44 - 16 Sale Sharks|
|Leicester Tigers 22 - 14 Northampton|
|Newcastle Falcons 37 - 21 Harlequins|
|Bath 50 - 30 Gloucester|
|London Welsh 17 - 68 Saracens|
|London Irish 40 - 40 Wasps|
|Sunday 10th May|
|Saracens 20 - 24 Exeter|
|Saturday 9th May|
|Northampton 46 - 0 London Welsh|
|Wasps 21 - 26 Leicester Tigers|
|Gloucester 35 - 13 London Irish|
|Sale Sharks 34 - 28 Newcastle Falcons|
|Friday 8th May|
|Harlequins 26 - 27 Bath|
|Sunday 26th April|
|Wasps 36 - 29 Exeter|
|Saturday 25th April|
|Northampton 25 - 20 Saracens|
|Gloucester 42 - 40 Newcastle Falcons|
|Leicester Tigers 38 - 17 London Welsh|
|Sale Sharks 23 - 25 Harlequins|
|Friday 24th April|
|Bath 43 - 18 London Irish|
|Sunday 12th April|
|London Irish 25 - 23 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 13 - 40 Wasps|
|Exeter 21 - 10 Northampton|
|Saturday 11th April|
|Saracens 22 - 6 Leicester Tigers|
|Harlequins 29 - 26 Gloucester|
|Friday 10th April|
|Newcastle Falcons 19 - 29 Bath|
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