Amlin Challenge Cup Pool Five: Sale 41-21 Agen

Sale (20) 41

  • Tries: Brady 2, Seymour, Willis, Mathie
  • Cons: Macleod 4, Miller
  • Pens: Macleod 2

Agen (9) 21

  • Tries: Robinson, Fonua
  • Cons: Lamoulie
  • Pens: Courrent 3
Amlin Challenge Cup

Sale comfortably beat Agen and moved above Brive in Pool Five to keep their European Challenge Cup hopes alive.

The two sides exchanged two penalties apiece before tries from Tom Brady and David Seymour put Sale in control.

Brady then went over for his second try early in the second half before Cillian Willis added a fourth to make it 34-9.

Agen hit back as Jamie Robinson reduced the arrears and Opeti Fonua closed the gap to 13 points, before Scott Mathie added a fifth try for Sale late on.

LINE-UPS

Sale: Miller; Brady, Higgins, Leota, Burrell; Macleod, Willis; Dickinson, Taylor, Thomas; McKenzie, Ostrikov; Gaskell, Seymour (capt), Vernon.

Replacements: Jones, Imiolek, Cobilas, Myall, Harrison, Mathie, Tuitupou, Tuculet.

Agen: Tian; Agulla, Avramovic (capt), Ahotaeiloa, Dupuy; Courrent, Bales; Telefoni, Janaudy, Scelzo; O'Connor, Lagrange; Julien, Mondoulet, Erbani.

Replacements: Cabarry, Muller, Sheklashvili, Senekal, Fonua, Machenaud, Lamoulie, Robinson.

Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland).

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