European Rugby Challenge Cup: Bordeaux Begles 24-50 Sale Sharks

Chris Ashton
Chris Ashton has scored five tries in three games for Sale after missing the start of the season due to suspension
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Bordeaux: (10) 24
Tries: Domvo, Amosa, Dominici Cons: Meret 3 Pens: Meret
Sale: (24) 50
Tries: Odogwu 2, Ashton 2, Curry, penalty try, Cliff, Solomona Cons: Cliff 4

Sale kept up their perfect record in the European Challenge Cup with a convincing win at 14-man Bordeaux.

The Sharks banked a bonus point before half-time when Paolo Odogwu's try cancelled out Darly Domvo's opener before Chris Ashton scored twice and Ben Curry added a fourth.

The hosts had Cyril Cazeaux sent off for foul play just before the break and Sale took advantage with four tries.

Will Cliff, Denny Solomona, a penalty try and Odogwu's second sealed victory.

Afa Amosa got a consolation try for the home side in the final 10 minutes before Gaetan Dominici went over for a second in stoppage time.

The Sharks are top of Pool Three with 15 points from a possible 15, while Bordeaux are now 13 points behind them.

Sale: Ashton; Solomona, S James, L James, Odogwu; Wilkinson, Cliff; Bristow, Langdon, Jones, Evans, Ostrikov, J-L du Preez, B Curry, Strauss (capt).

Replacements: Dolly, Harrison, Tarus, Phillips, Beaumont, de Klerk, R du Preez, Doherty.

Bordeaux: Domvo; Nabuli, Dubie, Rey, Plazy; Meret, Gimbert; Delboulbes, Lamothe, Tabidze, Galarza, Cazeaux, Braid, Woki, Houston.

Replacements: Dufour, Paiva, Afatia, Jones, Amosa, Lebraud, Desaubies, Buros

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