Gallagher Premiership: Sale Sharks sting Wasps, Exeter Chiefs see off Bristol Bears

Sale triumphed at home to Wasps while Exeter overcame Bristol in front of a record crowd at Sandy Park in Saturday’s two Premiership matches; Three more matches on Sunday at 3pm

Last Updated: 01/01/22 6:59pm

Rohan Janse van Rensburg was among the try-scorers in Sale’s win over Wasps

We round up the action from Saturday’s two matches in the Gallagher Premiership, which saw Sale Sharks triumph at home to Wasps and Exeter Chiefs defeat Bristol in a West Country derby clash…
Sale Sharks 26-18 WaspsSale were triumphant in their first Premiership game since November as they powered past Wasps for a bonus-point success at the AJ Bell Stadium.Wasps had few answers to the Sharks’ attacking and defensive prowess on the day as the hosts sealed a well-deserved five-pointer. Tries from Jean-Luc du Preez, Marland Yarde, Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Ben Curry secured the try-scoring bonus point for the hosts, with AJ MacGinty converting three of those.Wasps had led through an early try from Josh Bassett, but two penalties and a converted try from Jimmy Gopperth – in at fly-half for the suspended Jacob Umaga – were the only other points they could muster.The result means Sale secured a very welcome fourth win of the league campaign while Lee Blackett’s Wasps appear to be in a spot of bother as this was their seventh loss in their last eight games in all competitions. Bath’s trip to London Irish cancelled Bath’s Premiership match at London Irish on Monday has been called off after more positive Covid-19 test results. Exeter Chiefs 19-13 Bristol BearsBristol suffered a fourth successive Premiership defeat as Exeter t …