Exeter’s Sean Lonsdale fends off Sale as Joe Ford kicks Leicester past Wasps

November 16, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgShare on Facebook Exeter Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Rugby union Topics news Rob Baxter’s side took advantage of mistakes by the Sharks to run in two first-half tries through Ollie Devoto and Don Armand. With Gareth Steenson adding a penalty and conversion, Exeter held a 15-0 advantage at the interval and, although Sam James and Will Cliff crossed the whitewash for Sale, Sean Lonsdale’s try helped the visitors hold on for their 12th Premiership win of the campaign.Leicester fly-half Joe Ford scored all the Tigers’ points as the hosts hung on to edge a narrow 19-14 derby win over Coventry neighbours Wasps. Ford kicked four penalties, as well as converting his own Tigers try when the Wasps hooker Tommy Taylor was in the sin-bin.There was some controversy over the try with Ford appearing to knock on when tackled by Jack Willis. All Wasps’ points came in the first half from two Marcus Watson tries, both converted by Rob Miller. It was a first Premiership win for Geordan Murphy’s team since 5 January. Wasps thought they had scored a third try when prop Will Stuart went close, only for the TMO to spot a knock-on. Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest The Observer Sale Leicester Share on Twitter Support The Guardian Premiership The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Exeter remain top of the Premiership as the Chiefs provided a hammer-blow to Sale Sharks’ top-four ambitions following a 20-14 triumph at the AJ Bell Stadium. Read more Share on Messenger Sean Maitland double inspires Saracens to convincing win over Northampton Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Waspslast_img

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