Sale Sharks 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership focus

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Ever since Alex Sanderson took over the Sale Sharks they progressed at a fast rate. Winning is now part of their DNA and the only goal should be Premiership glory. Sale Sharks 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership Focus The only issue comes in depth. There is a considerable drop in star quality below the likes of Faf […] READ MORE


2020/21 Premiership Playoffs confirmed after crazy Covid-affected calendar year

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Moving from the regular season to the knockout rounds, as 2020/21 Premiership playoffs places were secured, the reality of this prolonged and somewhat crazy Covid-affected calendar year is shifted into the background. Four teams now ascend to the semi-finals. The penultimate weekend, before the two most accomplished sides will match each other in the Grand […] READ MORE


Premiership South Africa XV: The backs

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In the fourth of our series looking at the best overseas players to have appeared in England, James Barker compiles the South Africa Premiership Rugby XV. This team  features the Springboks who’ve made the biggest impact in England. You can see the forward pack selection here Last Word on Rugby readers and supporters were given their say on […] READ MORE


2019 Rugby World Cup Final Preview: England v South Africa

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Finally, after six thrilling weeks of competition, the World Cup Final has arrived. England v South Africa. Contests between these two sides are always brutal and Saturday’s final will be no different. South Africa seemingly are going in with their full metal jacket approach. They will want to bash England into submission. England will also […] READ MORE


2019 World Cup Final: Rugby’s Beauty and the Beast

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A thrilling 2019 Rugby World Cup will finish on Saturday with either England or the Springboks as the victors. England are heavy favourites after demolishing the All Blacks. And, that will suit South Africa just fine after they outmuscled Wales on Sunday. It feels like a beauty and the beast tussle. Ironic given that England’s […] READ MORE


Springboks smother Brave Blossoms in Tokyo

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An expectant crowd of mostly Japan supporters witnessed the Springboks smother the Brave Blossoms at the Tokyo Stadium on Sunday, October 20. Scorers: South Africa 26 – Tries: Makazole Mapimpi 2 and Faf de Klerk Conversion: Handre Pollard; Penalties: Handre Pollard 3 Japan 3 – Penalty: Yu Tamura Springboks smother Brave Blossoms Supporters of the […] READ MORE


Bristol draw with Sale in Champions Cup qualification race

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Bristol Bears laid down their marker in game one of this season’s Gallagher Premiership, with a home derby win over Bath back in August, 2018. Now, in their final home game, Pat Lam’s ultimate target of Champions Cup rugby could be taken seriously. Although, the Friday night match at Ashton Gate saw Bristol draw with Sale 20-20, to leave […] READ MORE



Sale Sharks ‘desperate’ for the Return of a Reliable Kicker

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There are certain moments in sport where a player just has to deliver. Alan Shearer taking a penalty; Stephen Curry from the free-throw line, or Ian Poulter in the Ryder Cup. In rugby, a reliable kicker can be the difference between relegation or staying up. For the Sale Sharks, the desire to have that role […] READ MORE


Dorian West joins Sale Sharks as Forwards Coach

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Sale Sharks have reacted to their current plight by bringing in Dorian West as forwards coach. The former Leicester Tigers hooker and Northampton assistant coach joins Steve Diamond’s side with immediate effect. CLUB STATEMENT – Sale Sharks Announce Dorian West as Forwards Coach. More here ? https://t.co/OLXPEgdBm6#SharksFamily #SharksByName pic.twitter.com/Aj31VBJVZJ — Sale Sharks? (@SaleSharksRugby) September 25, […] READ MORE