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Premiership Rugby Cup: Sale Sharks and Wasps begin with victories


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Each Wasps and Newcastle have misplaced their opening two Premiership video games this season

Sale edged previous Leicester and Wasps beat Newcastle because the 2022-23 Premiership Rugby Cup acquired underneath method.

The Sharks withstood a second-half fightback by the Tigers to edge their opening Pool 2 match 25-19.

The hosts appeared comfy after tries by Arron Reed and Josh Beaumont put them 15 factors up after the break.

However Tom Horton and Lewis Chessum crossed for the Tigers to shut the hole to simply three earlier than Kieran Wilkinson’s late penalty noticed Sale residence.

Within the evening’s different recreation, Wasps outscored Newcastle Falcons 35-21 in Coventry.

Kieran Curran acquired Wasps on the scoreboard after solely six minutes and Greg Fisilau prolonged that lead, with Michael van Vuuren including a 3rd attempt earlier than half-time.

Newcastle’s Nathan Greenwood marked his debut with a attempt from 45 metres out, however the residence facet swiftly reasserted management after Van Vuuren’s second rating and Harry Craven’s attempt – all transformed by Will Haydon-Wooden.

Haydon-Wooden was yellow-carded for a excessive sort out on Greenwood and the Falcons took benefit to register late tries via Josh Peters and Iwan Stephens, with Louie Johnson including the extras every time.

Sharks proceed 100% begin to season

Leicester dominated the opening exchanges on the AJ Bell Stadium and went in entrance via a penalty attempt, with Sharks shedding lock Dom Barrow to the sin-bin on the similar time.

Regardless of that, the house facet piled stress on an inexperienced Tigers defence and Wilkinson’s penalty decreased the arrears earlier than Sam Dugdale crossed from shut vary to present Sale a 10-7 benefit.

They stretched that additional quickly after the turnaround with two tries in fast succession as Reed raced clear to attain and Beaumont bundled his method over quickly afterwards.

But Leicester fought again, with hooker Horton on the scoresheet earlier than Chessum charged down a Sharks kick and sprinted for the road to make it 22-19.

The guests then received a penalty in entrance of the posts, however opted to kick for the nook and didn’t make it rely, with Wilkinson slotting over to present Sale some respiration area two minutes from time.

Defending champions Worcester – who’re in monetary bother with reported money owed of £25m – begin their marketing campaign at Gloucester on Wednesday, whereas Harlequins host London Irish.

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