Sale marked the official start of their 2016-17 campaign with a nervy 81-0 victory over National League One side Fylde at Heywood Road on Saturday afternoon.
With two completely different Sale XVs playing a half apiece, the Sharks ran in thirteen tries (Harrison, Scott, Ingall, Leota, Briggs x2, McGuigan x2, Phillips, Webber, MacGinty, Addison, Edwards ) in a comfortable blowout victory to kickstart preparations for the curtain opener against Newcastle Falcons in three weeks. Sale next play Edinburgh on Friday night, again at Heywood Road.
In truth, with such a lopsided game and result, it is hard to get an accurate sense of the level of player performances. However, forever one to struggle on, here are a couple of observations I made in attendance at Heywood Road.
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