Sale rebounded fantastically from last weekend's humbling at Saracens to secure a hard-fought, but deserved bonus-point victory over Worcester Warriors, 27-13.
A Johnny Leota try from close range with the clock dead won Sale their fifth point of the night, despite much of the last twenty minutes having been played with Worcester in the ascendancy as they looked for a converted try to tie the game up at 20 points apiece.
Tries from Danny Cipriani, David Seymour and Josh Beaumont had given Sale the lead before two long-range Ryan Mills penalties and a converted try from Johnny Arr brought Worcester back to within seven.
However a fantastic scrum win against the head set in motion a furious three minutes of Sale attack that resulted in Leota's try, the securing of Sale's bonus point and the denial of any sort of consolation for a Warriors team who were second best throughout.
A fantastic bounce-back result now sees Sale have five points and their first win of the season in the bag with eight days rest before Northampton visit next Sunday. Another controlled performance like Friday's should make for a very exciting giant-slaying clash. Follow @SharkTankRugby on Twitter for more news, analysis and opinions.