30’ Sale Try! Faf de Klerk juggles, but finishes a brilliant try started by Chris Ashton. Sale have the lead for the first time this afternoon.
— Oli Lathrope (@olilathrope) December 29, 2018
Also can we make sure we tie down @fafdeklerk on at least a 5-10 year contract!
— Matt Sansbury (@SansburyM) December 29, 2018
Springbok flyhalf Rob Du Preez, England winger Chris Ashton, former Wallaby James O’Connor and Faf de Klerk combined for a scintillating passage of play which saw offloads from Ashton and O’Connor keep the ball alive before de Klerk’s juggling act saved the final pass.
A scintillating @SaleSharksRugby try! ?
Ashton, O'Connor and De Klerk combine beautifully to cross over for the visitors ? pic.twitter.com/Cet0wsIIX7
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) December 29, 2018
The visitors, with a stacked roster, shocked the home side with a 30-15 win at Kingsholm. Gloucester took an early 10-0 lead but Sale scored 17 unanswered points to take the lead back.
De Klerk’s all-around performance was lauded as influential to Sale’s win, who made a big defensive tackle as Gloucester were trying to set-up and exit platform from their own 5-metre line. The massive hit on centre Twelvetrees dislodged the ball which Sale scooped up to score a bonus-point try moments later through Denny Solomona.
— Sale Sharks? (@SaleSharksRugby) December 29, 2018
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