• Gallagher Premiership
  • Friday, January 7th 2022
  • Ashton Gate
Club Badge Bristol Bears 32
Club Badge Sale Sharks 15

Match Report

Will Carpenter

Will Carpenter reports from Ashton Gate

Posted Friday, January 7th 2022

Banner image

Report: Bristol Bears 32-15 Sale Sharks

Bristol Bears returned to winning ways with a hard-fought bonus-point victory over Sale Sharks on Friday night, as Andy Uren's stoppage time score secured the full allocation at Ashton Gate.

Ewan Ashman fired Sale into an early lead, before Will Capon and a Luke Morahan double, either side of Rob Du Preez's 28th-minute score, saw the Bears take a narrow lead into the break.

Callum Sheedy landed two penalties to extend the lead to ten points midway through the second period - and after Tom Curry and Sam James had seen tries disallowed for knock-ons via the TMO, Uren capitalised on sensational work from Ioan Lloyd to seal maximum points for Pat Lam's men.

Bristol Bears: Morahan; Lloyd, Radradra, Bedlow (O’Conor 61), Purdy; Sheedy, Randall (Uren 64); Lahiff (Woolmore 52), Thacker (Kerr 53), Sinckler (Afoa 53), Joyce (c) (Holmes 74), Hawkins, Vui, D Thomas (Heenan 75), Harding.

Replacements: Capon, Woolmore, Afoa, Holmes, Heenan, Uren, O'Conor, Bates.

Sale Sharks: L James; McGuigan, R du Preez, S James, Yarde; MacGinty, Cliff; Rodd, Ashman, Schonert, J-L du Preez, De Jager, Ross (c), T Curry, D du Preez.

Replacements: Taylor, McIntyre, Oosthuizen, Postlethwaite, B Curry, Warr, Doherty, Hammersley.

Bristol Bears: Tries: Capon 10, Morahan 19, 33, Uren 80. Cons: Sheedy 10, 33, 80. Pens: Sheedy 44, 57

Sale Sharks: Tries: Ashman 5, R Du Preez 28. Cons: MacGinty 28. Pens: MacGinty 35. Yellow: T Curry 9


Pat Lam reaction


Ioan Lloyd reaction


Bristol Bears

Tries:
Morahan (2), Capon, Uren
Conversions
Sheedy (3)
Penalties:
Sheedy (2)
Yellow Cards:

Sale Sharks

Tries:
du Preez, Ashman
Conversions:
MacGinty
Penalties:
MacGinty
Yellow Cards:
Curry
  • KO: 7:45PM
  • Att: 0
  • Venue: Ashton Gate
  • Ref:

Bristol Bears

  • Luke Morahan
  • Ioan Lloyd
  • Semi Radradra
  • Sam Bedlow
  • Henry Purdy
  • Callum Sheedy
  • Harry Randall
  • Max Lahiff
  • Will Capon
  • Kyle Sinckler
  • John Hawkins
  • Joe Joyce
  • Chris Vui
  • Daniel Thomas
  • Fitz Harding

Substitutes

  • Jake Kerr
  • Jake Woolmore
  • John Afoa
  • Ed Holmes
  • Jake Heenan
  • Andy Uren
  • Piers O'Conor
  • Jack Bates

Sale Sharks

  • Luke James
  • Byron McGuigan
  • Robert du Preez
  • Sam James
  • Marland Yarde
  • AJ MacGinty
  • Will Cliff
  • Bevan Rodd
  • Ewan Ashman
  • Nic Schonert
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Lood de Jager
  • Jono Ross
  • Tom Curry
  • Daniel du Preez

Substitutes

  • Tommy Taylor
  • Simon McIntyre
  • Coenie Oosthuizen
  • Matt Postlethwaite
  • Ben Curry
  • Gus Warr
  • Connor Doherty
  • Simon Hammersley

Match Overview

Scorers

Bristol Bears

  • Morahan
  • ,
  • Sheedy (2)
  • ,
  • Capon
  • ,
  • Uren

Sale Sharks

  • du Preez
  • ,
  • MacGinty (1)
  • ,
  • Ashman

Yellow Cards

Sale Sharks

  • Curry

Line Up

Bristol Bears

  • Morahan
  • ,
  • Lloyd
  • ,
  • Radradra
  • ,
  • Bedlow
  • ,
  • Purdy
  • ,
  • Sheedy
  • ,
  • Randall
  • ,
  • Lahiff
  • ,
  • Capon
  • ,
  • Sinckler
  • ,
  • Hawkins
  • ,
  • Joyce
  • ,
  • Vui
  • ,
  • Thomas
  • ,
  • Harding
  • ,
  • Kerr
  • ,
  • Woolmore
  • ,
  • Afoa
  • ,
  • Holmes
  • ,
  • Heenan
  • ,
  • Uren
  • ,
  • O'Conor
  • ,
  • Bates

Sale Sharks

  • James
  • ,
  • McGuigan
  • ,
  • du Preez
  • ,
  • James
  • ,
  • Yarde
  • ,
  • MacGinty
  • ,
  • Cliff
  • ,
  • Rodd
  • ,
  • Ashman
  • ,
  • Schonert
  • ,
  • du Preez
  • ,
  • de Jager
  • ,
  • Ross
  • ,
  • Curry
  • ,
  • du Preez
  • ,
  • Taylor
  • ,
  • McIntyre
  • ,
  • Oosthuizen
  • ,
  • Postlethwaite
  • ,
  • Curry
  • ,
  • Warr
  • ,
  • Doherty
  • ,
  • Hammersley