European Rugby Challenge Cup Sanderson reveals growing list of Sale absentees ahead of Euro clash

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Alex Sanderson’s bid to win the European Challenge Cup has suffered a serious blow with Sale Sharks flanker Ernst van Rhyn, the former junior Springboks captain, ruled out for action for at least a month after limping out of the impressive Gallagher Premiership 41-5 win over Exeter Chiefs, joining England outside half George Ford on the unavailable list.

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