Wigan RFC are celebrating after claiming the best Youth and Mini Section of the Year at Wednesday’s Crabbie’s National Rugby Awards at Twickenham.
Sale suffered their second loss of the Aviva Premiership season at The Stoop on Friday night, leaving question marks over the Manchester side’s ability to win away from home.
Sale Sharks make their second trip to London of the new Aviva Premiership season tonight and are determined to banish the memories of their Saracens loss with a win at The Stoop.
Sale secured their second home victory in as many weeks against Northampton Saints on Sunday.
Sale, who welcome their London opponents at 2pm this afternoon, lie seventh in the Aviva Premiership though after a weak display against London Irish two weeks ago they are five points behind sixth-placed Wasps.
Sale Sharks fly-half Cipriani has not featured for England since the summer tests with New Zealand and faces a stern battle for the No.10 jersey with Owen Farrell, George Ford and Stephen Myler all ahead of him in the pecking order.
Captain Dan Braid scored the only try of the match just over 10 minutes from time, after both sides traded penalties, to give Sale a 16-12 win at Twickenham Stoop.
Sale, without an away win all season, go into round eight looking to get back on track after throwing away leads in two of their last five matches in all competitions.
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