European Rugby Challenge Cup: Connacht 20-18 Sale Sharks

James Mitchell scored Connacht’s second try
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Connacht (17) 20
Tries: Godwin, Mitchell; Pens: Carty, Horwitz; Cons: Carty 2
Sale (7) 18
Tries: Ashton, De Klerk; Pens: De Klerk 2; Con: De Klerk

Sale Sharks missed the chance to reach the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a narrow defeat at Connacht.

More to follow.

Connacht: O’Halloran, Kelleher, Godwin, Aki, Healy; Carty, Mitchell; Buckley, McCartney, Bealham, Dillane, Cannon, Masterson, Connolly, Butler (capt).

Replacements: Delahunt, Burke, Carey, Roux, Fainga’a, Blade, Horwitz, Leader.

Sale: Ashton; Solomona, S James, O’Connor, Reed; Wilkinson, de Klerk; Harrison, Webber, John, Evans, Phillips, Ross (capt), Curry, Strauss.

Replacements: Langdon, Bristow, Jones, Ostrikov, Curry, Cliff, L James, Redpath.

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