Anglo-Welsh Cup: Sale Sharks 41-3 Cardiff Blues
|Sale (19) 41|
|Tries: Solomona, Mills, Pearce 2, Briggs, Flynn, Penalty Cons: MacGinty 2, McGuigan|
|Cardiff Blues (3) 3|
|Pen: J Evans|
Cardiff Blues are out of contention for an Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final spot after suffering a heavy defeat at Sale.
Denny Solomona, Welshman Jonathan Mills and Laurence Pearce went over before the break.
Pearce added a second after 50 minutes and Neil Briggs and James Flynn followed before a late penalty try.
The seven-tries-to-none win sent Sale from bottom to the top of Pool Two, but Ospreys can reclaim pole position if they beat Bristol on Saturday.
Sale Sharks: Mike Haley; Denny Solomona, Johnny Leota, Sam Tuitupou, Byron McGuigan; AJ MacGinty, Mike Phillips; Ross Harrison, Neil Briggs, Halani Aulika, Bryn Evans, Jonathan Mills, Tom Curry, David Seymour (capt), Laurence Pearce.
Replacements: Cameron Neild, James Flynn, Kieran Longbottom, George Nott, Ben Curry, James Mitchell, Sam James, Mark Jennings.
Cardiff Blues: Aled Summerhill; Teri Gee, Cory Allen, Garyn Smith, Harri Millard; Jarrod Evans, Pele Cowley; Corey Domachowski, Ethan Lewis, Kieron Assiratti, Ben Edwards, Seb Davies, James Sheekey, Morgan Sienawski, Cam Dolan (capt)
Replacements: Liam Belcher, Marc Thomas, Ben Leung, Callum Bradbury, Aled Ward , Dane Blacker, Ben Jones, Cameron Lewis.=