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Posted Sunday, December 23rd 2018

As it happened: Sale Sharks 27-10 Bristol Bears

Bristol Bears slipped to a 27-10 defeat to Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Steven Luatua crossed for Bristol’s only try of the afternoon, with Denny Solomona, Will Cliff and 17 points from the boot of Robert Du Preez sealing victory for the home side.

Relive all of the action as we dissect the key moments, as they happened, from Saturday's clash.


Madigan lands penalty.
Solomona halts Leiua.
Du Preez on target again.
Vui disappointed at full-time.

2 minsPEN0-3 – Ian Madigan lands early penalty after Charles Piutau and Luke Morahan combine to make ground on the right-hand side.

8 minsPEN MISSED – Madigan’s long-range effort comes up short into the wind.

15 minsYELLOW – George Smith shown a yellow card for an adjudged trip on Sale full-back, Chris Ashton.

16 minsPEN3-3 - Robert Du Preez steps up to slot simple penalty after Hurrell penalised for high tackle.

18 mins – Alapati Leiua hauled down short of the line by Denny Solomona after being released by Madigan on the left wing. Chance goes begging for Bristol.

25 minsTRY8-3 – Solomona squeezes over in the corner after snipe from Faf De Klerk comes up inches short of the whitewash. Du Preez misses conversion.

32 minsPEN11-3 – Smith penalised at the breakdown and Du Preez makes amends for previous miss to extend Sale lead from inside the 22.

39 minsPEN14-3 - Du Preez kicks his third penalty of the half from just outside the 22, on the angle. Sharks in charge here in Salford as the teams head into the changing rooms at half-time.

HT: Sale Sharks 14-3 Bristol Bears

43 mins – Randall and Luatua link up to release the scrum-half, but he is unable to locate his support after making 40 metres.

46 minsPEN17-3 – Du Preez lands a huge long-range penalty to give Sale a 14-point lead early in second half.  

60 minsPEN20-3 – Du Preez on target for the home side again as Sale turn the screw in driving rain.

69 minsTRY20-10 – Steven Luatua barges over from close range after period of sustained Bristol pressure inside the Sale 22. Sheedy converts and Bristol go in hunt of a losing bonus-point.

78 minsTRY27-10 - Loose handling in their own 22 from Bristol and Cliff scoops up the ball to dive over in the corner with acrobatic finish. Du Preez converts from touchline.

FT: Sale Sharks 27-10 Bristol Bears


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