Sale Sharks: Players reported over 'team leaks' before Bristol match

Steve Diamond
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond

Sale have complained that one of their players passed team information to Bristol before their Premiership match on 1 January.

The Sharks have lodged a protest with the Rugby Football Union, claiming the player - understood to be former Bristol wing Tom Arscott - released confidential details.

They have also made a complaint against the Bristol player involved.

Bristol won 24-23 at the AJ Bell Stadium after trailing 15-0.

The Sharks have lost their past 10 games in all competitions.

A statement from Bristol said they had been "made aware of a complaint from Sale Sharks, which is now being investigated by the RFU".

It added: "The club are absolutely confident of no wrongdoing in this matter and will fully co-operate with the investigation."

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