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Posted Tuesday, May 31st 2022

Number Crunch: Sale Away

All of the key player, team and form statistics ahead of the Gallagher Premiership round 26 clash with Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium.


  • Sale Sharks only defeat in their last five Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches was 12-18 at home to Saracens on 1 April. That reversal was their only defeat at AJ Bell Stadium in Premiership Rugby since early October.
  • Bristol Bears last five matches in Gallagher Premiership Rugby have all been won by the home side on the day. The Bears have lost their last seven away games in Premiership Rugby since beating London Irish 45-33 at Brentford Community Stadium in Round 7.
  • Bristol beat Sale 32-15 at Ashton Gate on 7 January and have not achieved a Gallagher Premiership Rugby season’s double over the Northerners since 2006/07.
  • The Bears have already won at AJ Bell Stadium this season, beating their hosts 10-9 in the European Champions Cup Round of 16 first leg in early April.
  • Their only other victory at the stadium was on their first ever visit, 24-23 in Premiership Rugby on New Year’s Day 2017.


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