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- Aviva Premiership
- 20th Sep 2013
- KO 20:00
- Ground: The AJ Bell Stadium
- Att: 5,372
Aviva Premiership: Danny Cipriani on form as Sale beat Wasps
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Stand-off Danny Cipriani came off the bench to inspire Sale to a 26-22 victory over Wasps at AJ Bell Stadium.
Cipriani replaced Nick Macleod after 19 minutes and racked up 21 points against his former club before the Sharks withstood a late fightback from the visitors.
Cipriani, who was playing his first game of the season having been left out of the previous two matches, scored one try and set up another while also kicking four penalties and two conversions.
Wasps fought back well from a 17-point deficit as Ashley Johnson and Josh Bassett touched down and they were also awarded a penalty try, but Sale held on in the closing stages.
The hosts were dealt a blow before kick-off as James Gaskell and Dwayne Peel pulled up in the warm-up.
After a scrappy start to the match Cipriani entered the fray for the injured Macleod, the seven-time capped England international kicking the first points after an infringement at a lineout.
Goode then levelled matters with a three-pointer of his own before Sale produced their most coherent attack of the half when Cueto, Tom Brady and Andy Forsyth combined.
Wasps were now under severe pressure and they eventually succumbed as Cueto powered through some flimsy tackling to score the first try of the contest.
Cipriani converted and also added a penalty late in the half to take the Sharks into a 13-3 lead at the interval.
Sale took the momentum in the second half as Cipriani jinked his way over the try-line after 48 minutes. The conversion was also slotted over to give the home side a 20-3 lead.
However, to their credit Wasps battled back and reduced the deficit when a maul ended in Johnson crossing the whitewash.
Cipriani then kicked another penalty, but it was Wasps who were now in the ascendancy thanks to their driving game and referee Tim Wigglesworth awarded a penalty try after the Sharks buckled before Bassett crossed with nine minutes left.
Andy Goode had the chance to snatch the lead but his conversion missed and Cipriani secured the win with another three-pointer when Wasps attempted to go from deep and infringed at the breakdown.Aviva Premiership. Click here to bet.
|Friday 28th November|
|19:45||Bath vs Harlequins|
|Saturday 29th November|
|15:00||Leicester Tigers 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 Falcons vs Sale Sharks|
|Saturday 20th December|
|14:00||Sale vs Exeter|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Bath|
|15:00||Saracens vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Northampton vs Leicester|
|Sunday 21st December|
|14:00||Wasps vs London Irish|
|Friday 26th December|
|15:00||London Irish vs London Welsh|
|Saturday 27th December|
|14:00||Sale vs Leicester|
|15:00||Bath vs Exeter|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Saracens|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Wasps|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Northampton|
|Saturday 3rd January|
|15:00||Exeter vs Gloucester|
|15:00||Saracens vs London Irish|
|15:00||Leicester vs Bath|
|15:00||Northampton vs Newcastle|
|Sunday 4th January|
|14:00||Wasps vs Sale|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Harlequins|
|Saturday 10th January|
|14:00||Sale vs Northampton|
|Sunday 23rd November|
|London Welsh 5 - 26 Leicester Tigers|
|Saracens 24 - 31 Northampton|
|Saturday 22nd November|
|London Irish 23 - 33 Bath|
|Exeter 31 - 15 Wasps|
|Friday 21st November|
|Newcastle Falcons 20 - 10 Gloucester|
|Harlequins 12 - 16 Sale Sharks|
|Sunday 16th November|
|Wasps 71 - 7 London Welsh|
|Leicester Tigers 21 - 21 Saracens|
|Saturday 15th November|
|Bath 23 - 14 Newcastle Falcons|
|Sale Sharks 36 - 8 London Irish|
|Friday 14th November|
|Gloucester 15 - 22 Harlequins|
|Northampton 18 - 24 Exeter|
|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|
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