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Match Report: Worcester Warriors 14 Sale Sharks 18

01 Dec 2017
Match Report: Worcester Warriors 14 Sale Sharks 18

Mark Jennings’ late try was enough to end Worcester Warriors’ two-game winning run as Sale Sharks took the Aviva Premiership Rugby win at Sixways.

The replacement crashed over with just ten minutes to play, allowing his side to hold on for their own second straight victory after Rohan Janse van Rensburg’s first-half score.

Nine of Worcester’s 14 points came from Chris Pennell’s boot with the rest coming from a Josh Adams try, though Warriors missed out on three straight wins for the first time since March 2016.

The first points of the game came after Ryan Mills was penalised for holding onto the ball which left AJ MacGinty with an easy kick for three points.

Sale extended their lead soon after as fly-half Faf de Klerk found van Rensburg to touch down.

Worcester bounced back 12 minutes later as, following a penalty for going around the side, Pennell scored the home side’s first points.

And the home side kept pushing as Sale’s Byron McGuigan received a yellow for appearing in an offside position when trying to intercept the ball.

Worcester quickly made the man advantage count too, as a fantastic grubber-kick saw Adams wade his way through the Sale defence to score the hosts’ first try.

McGuigan’s red card for a tip-tackle further hampered the visitors, with Pennell twice kicking three points for his side – the latter putting them into the lead.

But despite the numerical inferiority, Sale came back from the brink with replacement Jennings going over, securing their first away in Aviva Premiership Rugby since October 2016.