Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Cueto breaks record in Sharks victory

Mark Cueto touched down for his 76th domestic score as Sale Sharks beat Exeter

Mark Cueto broke former team-mate Steve Hanley's Aviva Premiership try-scoring record as Sale Sharks staged a superb comeback to defeat Exeter Chiefs 21-16 at the Salford City Stadium.

Sale are scrapping for their Premiership survival and were outplayed in the opening period. A try from Watisoni Votu and eight points from the boot of Gareth Steenson eased them into a 13-5 half-time lead. Dan Braid gave the Sharks hope when he went over, but Steenson extended the advantage early in the second half.

However, the home team fought back after that and Cueto touched down for his 76th domestic score before Rob Miller kicked a penalty. And the Manchester outfit gained a vital victory through Danny Cipriani's three-pointer and Nick Macleod's drop-goal.

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