Anglo-Welsh Cup: Sale Sharks 41-3 Cardiff Blues

Mike Phillips
Mike Phillips lined up at scrum-half for Sale against former team Cardiff Blues
Anglo-Welsh Cup
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.=

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