• Gallagher Premiership
  • Saturday, June 4th 2022
  • AJ Bell Stadium
Club Badge Sale Sharks 42
Club Badge Bristol Bears 19

Match Report

Will Carpenter

Will Carpenter reports from AJ Bell Stadium

Posted Saturday, June 4th 2022

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Report: Sale Sharks 42-19 Bristol Bears

Bristol Bears signed off their 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership campaign with a heavy defeat at the hands of Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium.

The home side stormed into a 28-0 half-time lead thanks to Cobus Wiese's double and further scores from Tom Roebuck and Akker van der Merwe.

The Bears hit back with Toby Fricker's 51st minute try courtesy of a one-handed Chris Vui offload, but Dan Du Preez and Arron Reed's sensational solo score put the game out of their reach, with Nathan Hughes' quick-fire brace on his final appearance for the club proving no more than a late consolation. 

Sale Sharks: Hammersley, Roebuck, S. James, van Rensburg, Reed, R. du Preez, de Klerk (c), Rodd, van der Merwe, Schonert, Wiese, de Jager, JL du Preez, T. Curry, D. du Preez.

Replacements: Ashman, Harrison, Oosthuizen, Postlethwaite, S. Curry, Warr, Doherty, Wilkinson.

Bristol Bears: Piutau (Purdy 67), Morahan, Bates, Leiua (Lloyd 54), Fricker, Sheedy, Randall (Uren 61), Woolmore (Kloska 71), Kerr (Byrne 31), Afoa (Benz-Salomon 40), Hawkins (Holmes 54), Vui, Luatua (c) (Hughes 65), Thomas, Jeffries.

Replacements: Byrne, Benz-Salomon, Kloska, Holmes, Hughes, Uren, Lloyd, Purdy.

Sale Sharks: Tries: Roebuck 8, van der Merwe 18, Wiese 24, 40, D Du Preez 64, Reed 69

Cons: R Du Preez 8, 18, 24, 40, Wilkinson 64, 69

Bristol Bears: Tries: Fricker 51, Hughes 71, 75. Cons: Sheedy 51, 71


Pat Lam reaction


Sale Sharks

Tries:
Roebuck, Reed, van der Merwe, Wiese (2), du Preez
Conversions
du Preez (4), Wilkinson (2)
Penalties:
Yellow Cards:

Bristol Bears

Tries:
Fricker, Hughes (2)
Conversions:
Sheedy (2)
Penalties:
Yellow Cards:
  • KO: 3PM
  • Att: 0
  • Venue: AJ Bell Stadium
  • Ref: Adam Leal

Sale Sharks

  • Simon Hammersley
  • Tom Roebuck
  • Sam James
  • Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • Arron Reed
  • Robert du Preez
  • Faf de Klerk
  • Bevan Rodd
  • Akker van der Merwe
  • Nic Schonert
  • Cobus Wiese
  • Lood de Jager
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Tom Curry
  • Daniel du Preez

Substitutes

  • Ewan Ashman
  • Ross Harrison
  • Coenie Oosthuizen
  • Matt Postlethwaite
  • Ben Curry
  • Gus Warr
  • Connor Doherty
  • Kieran Wilkinson

Bristol Bears

  • Charles Piutau
  • Luke Morahan
  • Jack Bates
  • Alapati Leiua
  • Toby Fricker
  • Callum Sheedy
  • Harry Randall
  • Jake Woolmore
  • Jake Kerr
  • John Afoa
  • John Hawkins
  • Chris Vui
  • Steven Luatua
  • Daniel Thomas
  • Sam Jeffries

Substitutes

  • Bryan Byrne
  • Jono Benz-Salomon
  • George Kloska
  • Ed Holmes
  • Nathan Hughes
  • Andy Uren
  • Ioan Lloyd
  • Henry Purdy

Match Overview

Scorers

Sale Sharks

  • Roebuck
  • ,
  • Reed
  • ,
  • du Preez
  • ,
  • van der Merwe
  • ,
  • Wiese
  • ,
  • du Preez
  • ,
  • Wilkinson

Bristol Bears

  • Fricker
  • ,
  • Sheedy
  • ,
  • Hughes

Line Up

Sale Sharks

  • Hammersley
  • ,
  • Roebuck
  • ,
  • James
  • ,
  • Janse van Rensburg
  • ,
  • Reed
  • ,
  • du Preez
  • ,
  • de Klerk
  • ,
  • Rodd
  • ,
  • van der Merwe
  • ,
  • Schonert
  • ,
  • Wiese
  • ,
  • de Jager
  • ,
  • du Preez
  • ,
  • Curry
  • ,
  • du Preez
  • ,
  • Ashman
  • ,
  • Harrison
  • ,
  • Oosthuizen
  • ,
  • Postlethwaite
  • ,
  • Curry
  • ,
  • Warr
  • ,
  • Doherty
  • ,
  • Wilkinson

Bristol Bears

  • Piutau
  • ,
  • Morahan
  • ,
  • Bates
  • ,
  • Leiua
  • ,
  • Fricker
  • ,
  • Sheedy
  • ,
  • Randall
  • ,
  • Woolmore
  • ,
  • Kerr
  • ,
  • Afoa
  • ,
  • Hawkins
  • ,
  • Vui
  • ,
  • Luatua
  • ,
  • Thomas
  • ,
  • Jeffries
  • ,
  • Byrne
  • ,
  • Benz-Salomon
  • ,
  • Kloska
  • ,
  • Holmes
  • ,
  • Hughes
  • ,
  • Uren
  • ,
  • Lloyd
  • ,
  • Purdy